The College of Idaho football team remained at No. 6 in the AFCA-NAIA Top-25 coaches poll for the third-straight week, as the rankings were released this afternoon.
In addition, Coyote linebacker Forrest Rivers was named Frontier Conference Defensive Player of the Week and kicker Kyle Mitchell was named Frontier Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.
The Yotes received 322 voter points from the 17 conference raters – trailing only Morningside (Iowa), Marian (Ind.), Kansas Wesleyan, Grand View (Iowa) and Northwestern (Iowa) in the poll.
Rivers led the Coyote defense in the 38-27 victory over then No. 24 ranked Montana Western, racking up 10 tackles, including four tackles for loss and a pair of sacks – breaking the single season tackles for loss record (11.5).
Mitchell was perfect on five extra point attempts and connected on a 41-yard field goal – his tenth made field goal of the season.
C of I closes out their regular-season at home Saturday vs. Montana State-Northern at Noon, before learning their postseason opponent on Sunday evening.
NNU'S SHEA EARNS AT LARGE BID TO NATIONALS: Northwest Nazarene sophomore Tyler Shea was selected to run at the NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championships.
Shea, who finished 20th at the West Region meet on Saturday, was one of four individuals from the West Region to qualify.
The meet will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, in Sacramento, Calif.
The NNU women’s team qualified automatically by finishing second at the regional meet. It was named the GNAC Team of the Week for that effort.
C OF I'S ATKINS AND EVANS NAMED TO ALL-CCC TEAM: Defender Kaya Evans and goalkeeper Kylee Atkins were named to the 2019 All-Cascade Conference Women's Soccer Team as second-team selections the league office announced on Monday.
Evans, an in-state product from Pocatello, has been a key component of a dominant Yotes defensive backfield that has limited opponents to just 13 goals on the season.
Atkins, a junior from Boise, has served as the primary keeper for a C of I team that has seven shutouts this year. The standout goalie has yielded only 11 goals in 2019, with 61 saves and a miniscule 0.88 goals against average some of her statistical highlights.
Forward Madison Glascock and defender Brynna Herridge were named to the honorable mention list.