PELLA—For the second time in as many weeks, Central College football players Aaron Marcellus (kicker, junior, Hudson) and Mitch Schroeder (linebacker, senior, Lowden/North Cedar HS) have been named Iowa Conference players of the week.
Marcellus was named special teams player of the week while Schroeder took home the title of defensive player of the week following a Dutch 38-23 victory over Buena Vista Saturday on Senior Day.
Marcellus does it all— Marcellus almost duplicated his performance last week, connecting on another 32-yard field goal this week and nailing five extra points in the win. His field goal early in the third quarter put the Dutch up 10-7 and they would never relinquish the lead. The junior kicker averaged 55.3 yards per kickoff, including one touchback and also punted once for 21 yards.
Schroeder picks two—Schroeder picked up right where he left off last week, intercepting two Buena Vista passes to give him a league leading five on the season. His two picks came within a 3:30 span from late in the third quarter to early in the fourth. Schroeder returned the interceptions for a total of 18 yards. He also added two tackles and a pass breakup in his final game at Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium.
The Dutch (6-3 overall, 4-2 conf.) will play their final game of the season Saturday at league-champion Dubuque. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Story provided by Alex Cooper