Football releases its Bowman Jewelers Player of the Game awards
Football releases its Bowman Jewelers Player of the Game awards
Sunday, September 27, 2015

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 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 Emory & Henry game. 

Offensive Player of the Game

Dalton Ponchillia – WR – Nashville, Tenn.

  • Graded out at 93-percent
  • Had four receptions for a game-high 117 yards and one touchdown
  • Recorded two catches for over 40 yards, including a 56-yard reception to mark ETSU’s longest play of the season 

Defensive Player of the Game

Dylan Weigel – LB – Pickerington, Ohio

  • Finished with a season and game-high 20 tackles, tying the second-most tackles in ETSU single-game history
  • Registered 16 solo tackles and two tackles for loss
  • Graded out at 79-percent 

Special Teams Player of the Game

JJ Jerman – K/P – Seymour, Tenn.

  • Made his only field goal attempt (20 yards) and was 3-for-3 in extra points
  • Totaled four punts for 150 yards (37.5 yard average)
  • Longest punt went 41 yards 

Effort Play of the Game

Freshman defensive lineman Chris Bouyer (Rock Hill, S.C.) made an exceptional play to tackle Emory & Henry running back Chris Thompson on a third down screen play to stop the drive and force the Wasps to punt. 

This week Coach Torbush and the Buccaneer coaching staff recognized Jason Maduafokwa (Seymour, Tenn.) and Artevius Smith (Birmingham, Ala.) as the “Look Team Players of the Week.” Maduafokwa is a 6-foot-3 freshman linebacker and Smith is a 5-foot-10 freshman running back. 


Played four seasons at The King’s Academy … Was an all-conference and all-state selection his senior season, rushing for over 500 yards, while also collecting 75 tackles on the year … Set a single-season rushing record with 1,035 yards during his junior season … Finished his career with over 1,700 yards rushing and over 100 solo tackles. 


Multi-sport athlete as he lettered in football and track at Clay-Chalkville High School ... Primarily a cornerback for the Cougars; Recorded 706 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in only four games as the starting running back for Clay-Chalkville ... Helped guide Clay-Chalkville to the 2014 6A State Championship; Cougars finished with a perfect 15-0 record ... Named Fox 6 Sideline Player of the Week and Blitz Player of the Week ... Two-time first team all-state performer in track (long/triple jump). 

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