By: RMAC Media Relations
Chadron State College football registered a clean sweep with Dalton Holst, Joey Geil and Gunnar Jones claiming the final Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week honors of the 2021 season, in a release on Monday at RMACSports.org.
Holst, the Offensive Player of the Week, threw for 236 yards and four touchdowns Saturday, efficiently connecting on 16 of his 22 passing attempts in the contest. His performance against the Yellow Jackets brings him to 11,529 career passing yards and 97 career touchdown passes for the Eagles, which are not only school records, but No. 4 all-time in the RMAC, passing Jonn McLain on the list. He also aided teammate Cole Thurness in becoming the Eagles' all-time leader in receptions while tying Tevon Wright's program record 26 receiving touchdowns with a four-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter.
After jumping into the starting lineup in week seven, Geil, the Defensive Player of the Week, has made an impact for the Chadron State defense by leading the Eagles in tackles in each of his last six games. In his latest performance against Black Hills State, he registered 10 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. He also recovered a fumble for the Eagles at the beginning of the fourth quarter, which led to Chadron State's final touchdown drive of the game.
For the third time in the 2021 season, Jones is the Special Team Player of the Week. He accounted for 15 of the Eagles' 57 points on the road Saturday against the Yellow Jackets, connecting on all six PATs and each of his three field-goal attempts. He also punted twice for a 52-yard average to go along with a 55.7 average in his 11 kickoffs. The junior closes the season with a perfect 42-for-42 mark on PATs, becoming the only kicker in the league to hit all his extra point tries with more than 11 attempts.
Chadron State is the only RMAC football program this season to sweep the league's weekly honors.