Ervin shines at Garden City

Alumni sports update

Week ending October 5


Willie Ervin was named co-player of the week last week for Garden City Community College (5-2) after blocking a punt and picking it up for a 10 yard touchdown run, his second blocked punt and touchdown in three games. He added one solo tackle and two assists in a 42-16 defeat of Fort Scott Community College. Ervin saw action for Garden City this week in a 43-27 win against Iowa Central Community College.

Jontae Dobson assisted on one tackle for Southeast Missouri State (3-2, 1-0) in a 43-37 win against Tennessee Tech.

Grand Valley (4-1) suffered its first defeat of the season, losing 20-17 to Ashland. Starting strong safety Jailyn Harden assisted on one tackle for Grand Valley.

Marian (4-0) defeated previously undefeated archrival St. Francis (3-1) 28-10. Sir Zion Dance broke up one pass for Marian, and Mike Adams had one solo tackle for St,. Francis.

Broc Thompson caught four passes for 53 yards, with a long of 33, for Marshall (2-3, 0-1) in a 24-13 loss to Middle Tennessee.

Esezi Otomewo played for Minnesota (5-0) in a 40-17 win against Illinois.

Asmar Bilal had one solo tackle and assisted on three others for Notre Dame (4-1) in a 52-0 defeat of Bowling Green.

Elijah Ball saw action for Purdue (1-4, 0-2) in a 35-7 loss to Penn State.

Rose-Hulman (2-2, 1-1) lost 29-28 to Franklin on a last minute touchdown and two point conversion. Starting wide receiver Noah Thomas completed a 56 yard pass, rushed four times for 15 yards, caught seven passes for 41 yards, and returned four punts for 29 yards for the Engineers.

Kailien Guillory blocked a punt and assisted on two tackles for Western Michigan (3-3, 1-1) in a 31-24 loss to Toledo.


Competing in the 8K Blue race at the 57 team Greater Louisville Classic, Indianapolis’ Trace Perez was sixth for the 30th place Greyhounds and 257th of 516 overall in 27:45.3. Vincennes’ Manamanya Opiew was fourth for the 25th place Trailblazers and 335th overall in 28:23.6.

St. Mary of the Woods finished 16th of 23 teams at the 8K Brissman/Lundeen Invitational at Rock Island, Illinois.Carlos Devalos was fourth for the Pomeroy and 145th of 320 overall in 28:17.2.


Ball State’s Maritza Rodriguez finished first for the 14th place Cardinals and 16th of 343 overall in 17:33.0 at the 39 team Greater Louisville Classic gold rac.


 Competing in the Crossroads League Championship Tournament, Marian defeated Spring Arbor 6-1 and Grace 4-2 before bowing 4-1 to Indiana Wesleyan in the finals. Ian Deiters won each of his first doubles matches, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. He won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 singles against Spring Arbor and split sets in the other two matches, which were not finished since the winning team had been decided.


Purdue (9-4) defeated Northwestern 3-0 and lost 3-1 to Illinois. Shavona Cuttino had six kills with one error in 11 attempts, three assists on blocks, and one dig in three sets against the Wildcats; and six kills with three errors in 15 attempts, six blocking assists, and one blocking error in four sets against the Illini.


Franklin was fourth of six teams at the Centre College (KY) Invitational. Robert Turner was fifth for the Grizzlies and 26th of 32 overall with scores of 80-81-161.


Franklin (1-9-1) lost 1-0 to Wittenberg and defeated Defiance 4-0 for its first win of the season. Taylor McDanielplayed in both matches and took six shots, two on goal against Defiance and assisted on the Grizzlies’ third goal.


St. Mary-of-the-Woods (9-3) lost 3-2 to DePauw and won 3-1 against Cincinnati-Clermont. Victor Villagomez saw action in the win against Clermont.