TIFFIN, Ohio – Good news continues to roll in for the 9-1 Heidelberg University football team.
Three Student Princes received the Player of the Week Award for the Ohio Athletic Conference in the final week of the regular season. Freshman running back Bryan Lacey (South Euclid/Benedictine), junior offensive lineman Quentin Rembert (Euclid) and senior linebacker Craig Sykes (Centerburg) all received the honor following their efforts in the thrilling 35-34 win over OAC foe Baldwin Wallace.
Lacey, a last-minute starter, had a career game against the Yellow Jackets and earned the Offensive Player of the Week honor. Lacey racked up 201 yards on 29 carries, averaged 6.9 yards per carry in the win.
Sykes collected the OAC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career, but the first time this season. Craig finished the day leading the Berg in total tackles with 19, 16 of which were solo. He also added a sack and two tackles for loss in his final regular season home game.
Rembert grabbed the OAC Special Team Player of the Week for his blocked field goal in the closing seconds of the game. His block secured a 35-34 victory and eventual berth into the NCAA Division III Championships. The award is the second weekly honor for Rembert. After week two, Rembert and the rest of the Heidelberg offensive front were awarded by D3football.com for their performance against Ohio Northern.
The Berg will suit up Saturday at noon to host Wittenberg University at Frost-Kalnow Stadium in Tiffin, Ohio. The game will be the first NCAA Division III playoff game in school history for Heidelberg. The Berg has not seen postseason action since the storied 1972 season, in which the Student Princes defeated Fort Valley State in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, 28-16.