Football releases Bowman Jewelers Player of the Game awards
Hank Black was named Special Teams Player of the Game against Mercer.
Football releases Bowman Jewelers Player of the Game awards
Sunday, October 18, 2015

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 18, 2015) – Following each game during the 2015 college football season, ETSU head coach Carl Torbush announces his Bowman Jewelers Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Game, along with the Effort Play of the Game and the “Look Team” Players of the Week.   

Below are the recipients from the Mercer game.   

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME

Nick Sexton – QB – Seymour, Tenn.

  • Was 7-of-15 with 110 passing yards
  • Connected on a 43-yard pass to Dalton Ponchillia midway through the third quarter
  • Five of his incompletions were throw-a-ways 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME

River Boruff – LB – Sparta, Tenn.

  • Graded out at 77-percent
  • Finished with nine hits 

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE GAME

Hank Black – WR – Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Totaled 93 all-purpose yards
  • Recorded 80 yards on three kickoff returns (26.7 average)
  • Posted his longest return of the season (35 yards) 

EFFORT PLAY OF THE GAME

Freshman linebacker Logan Lacey (Knoxville, Tenn.) chasing down Mercer tight end Robert Brown in the second quarter. Lacey sprinted 30 yards down field to tackle Brown at the ETSU 31-yard line. 

This week Coach Torbush and the Buccaneer coaching staff recognized Anthony Spagnoletti (Bealeton, Va.) and Chris Kacprowski (Hendersonville, Tenn.) as the “Look Team Players of the Week.” Spagnoletti is a 6-foot-2, 177-pound freshman wide receiver and Kacprowski is a 6-foot-2, 278-pound freshman defensive lineman.  

ABOUT SPAGNOLETTI

Finished with three receptions for 36 yards and one touchdown in the “Look Team” Scrimmage

Multi-sport athlete (football and track & fielda) at Liberty High School … Was an all-district and all-conference pick during his prep football career, while also earning all-state honors in track … Averaged 24 yards per reception and averaged a touchdown every 3.1 receptions … Was selected to multiple All-Star games including the North vs. South All-Star Game, the Texas vs. The World All-Star Game, and the VHSCA East vs. West All-Star Game … Runs a 4.4-second 40-yard dash … Four-time all-state pick in track, earning gold and silver medals at the US Nationals and at the USATF Junior Olympics. 

ABOUT KACPROWSKI

Lettered in football for four seasons at Hendersonville High School … Was a first-team all-county and all-district pick as a junior, and earned offensive line MVP honors … Earned those same honors again as a senior, but added an a all-state selection to the list, while also competing in the East/West All-Star Game. 

The Bucs continue their road stretch as ETSU travels to Bozeman, Mont., to take on Montana State next Saturday, Oct. 24 … Kickoff is slated for 4:35 p.m. Eastern. 

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