|'Play of the Week' Awarded to MU's Scribner in Week Four|
Manchester University Defensive End Jon Scribner, a sophomore from Huntertown, Indiana, received national honors and HCAC Play of the Week honor. When?
In Manchester’s game against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Scribner intercepted a pass in the third quarter. So why the special honors and Play of the Week honor for a simple interception? Scribner’s play was a diving one-handed catch. During the play, the defensive end pinned the ball to his helmet to complete the catch. Although the Spartans narrowly lost the game to Rose-Hulman, Scribner proved that the Manchester football team has a fighting spirit that can’t be held down.
Scribner felt that he was only doing his part to advance the Spartans. “I saw the ball coming across the field and went for it,” he said. “All I could think was catch the ball,” said Scribner. Although he felt honored to be awarded with some recognition, Scribner says he would’ve traded the play for a win in a heartbeat. “We go out as a team with the goal to go 1-0 every week, staying focused on what is at hand,” he said.
The voting for HCAC Play of the Week happens on social networking sites. Facebook and Twitter served as the main sources for the majority of the votes. In week four, the voting was as close as it ever has been. In the running was Manchester’s Scribner with his diving interception and a player from Defiance. In the final vote, Scribner pulled ahead with 601 votes while the Defiance player had 595 votes. This made Scribner the HCAC Play of the Week for Week Four, a pretty impressive feat for a sophomore.
Manchester is extremely proud of the season that the Spartan football players have had. With an impressive season ending at 6 total wins and 4 losses. Manchester football is proving that they are a force to be reckoned with in their conference.