For the second straight week, a member of the U of S Huskies’ defensive secondary has been named the recipient of the Canada West Conference’s defensive player-of-the-week award.
Safety Payton Hall was singled out for his 90-yard interception return for a touchdown that was key in the Dogs’ 48-46 victory over the Manitoba Bisons last Friday in Winnipeg. A fourth year Arts and Science student from Caronport, Hall also added seven tackles on defence. In Week 1, the Huskies’ Nelson Lokombo was named the Canada West top defensive players from Saskatchewan’s home victory over Alberta. The 2-0 Dogs return home this week to host Calgary…also 2-0 to start the 2018 season. Following is the news release from the Canada West Conference…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2018
Hall earns CW honour after timely interception
Evan Daum, Canada West Communications
EDMONTON – Regina Rams slotback Ryan Schienbein, along with Saskatchewan Huskies defensive back Payton Hall, and Manitoba Bisons return man Marcel Arruda-Welch are the Week 2 CW football players of the week.
Schienbein was the key target in Regina’s pass driven 51-13 win over the Alberta Golden Bears, while Hall and Arruda-Welch posted big plays for their respective sides in Saskatchewan’s thrilling 48-46 win over Manitoba.
SB – Ryan Schienbein
Kinesiology & Health Studies
STATS: 13 receptions / 176 yards / Long of 37 / 3 TDs
Slotback Ryan Schienbein posted some big numbers for the Regina Rams Friday night in their aerial attack of the Alberta Golden Bears, as the Rams came away with a 51-13 victory in Edmonton.
The fourth-year Ram was quarterback Noah Picton’s favourite receiver, as Schienbein hauled in all three of Picton’s passing touchdowns. With his trio of TDs, the Regina, Sask. native moved into seventh on the Rams all-time receiving TDs list with 15.
With 13 receptions Friday, he also moved into eighth on Regina’s all-time receptions list with 116, passing former CFLers Addison Richards, Neal Hughes, and Jason Clermont in the process.
Schienbein and the Rams return to action this Friday when the host UBC Thunderbirds at Mosaic Stadium (7 p.m. CST). The contest is one of two Canada West Football Showcasegames this week, and can be seen on SaskTel, TELUS, and Bell MTS, along with Canada West TV.
DB – Payton Hall
Arts & Science
STATS: 90-yard interception return for a TD / 7 tackles
For the second week in a row a Saskatchewan Huskie defensive back has been named the conference’s defensive player of the week, as this time around the honour goes to Payton Hall.
The fourth-year Arts & Science student secured what proved to be the game-winning points in Saskatchewan’s wild 48-46 win over the Manitoba Bisons Friday night in Winnipeg.
With the score 41-37 in favour of the Huskies late in the fourth, Hall picked off Manitoba quarterback Des Catellier at the Saskatchewan 20-yard line and ran the ball back the distance, snuffing out the Bisons attempt to take the lead.
Thanks in part to Hall’s clutch play, the Huskies improved to 2-0 on the season, as they now shift their focus to an early season first-place showdown with the Calgary Dinos this Friday at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon(7 p.m. CST). The game is a Canada West Football Showcase broadcast, and can be seen on SaskTel, TELUS, and Bell MTS, along with Canada West TV.
RET – Marcel Arruda-Welch
STATS: 4 kickoff returns / 132 yards / Long of 93
Despite coming out on the wrong end of a 48-46 score, Manitoba Bisons return man Marcel Arruda-Welch did his part to give the Herd their first win of the season.
The second-year player posted 132 kickoff return yards, including a thrilling 93-yard return early in the second quarter, which setup the Bisons’ second touchdown of the night.
In addition to his kick return prowess, Arruda-Welch also recorded 3.5 tackles for Manitoba at defensive back.
Manitoba’s search for their first win in 2018 continues this Saturday in Winnipeg, as they host fellow 0-2 squad Alberta at Investors Group Field (2 p.m. CDT). The game can be seen exclusively on Canada West TV.