Nov. 13, 2017 - The Northeast Football Conference has selected Lackawanna's JaQuan Brisker, Michael Dare and Juwan Green and ASA's Alphonso Howard as the conference's players of the week.

Offensive (co)

Dare, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound sophomore quarterback from Elmwood Park, New Jersey, completed 22 of 31 passes for 350 yards and two touchdowns but it was his five-yard scoring run with 4:01 remaining that lifted Lackawanna to the 41-34 win over No. 11 Georgia Military 41-34 in Huntington, West Virginia. He also scored on a two-yard run in the first quarter.

Howard, a 6-foot, 200-pound freshman quarterback from Chicago, threw for 329 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 115 yards and two more scores in ASA's 76-6 win over Hocking. He is the first NEFC player to run for more than 100 yards and throw for more than 300 yards in four seasons.


Brisker, a 6-1, 197-pound freshman cornerback from Monroeville, Pennsylvania, recorded four tackles (two solo/two assists) and intercepted a pass in the game's final minutes to preserve Lackawanna's lead. He leads the NEFC with four interceptions. His 179 interception return yards rank sixth in the conference's single-season top 10.

Special Teams

Green, who is honored for the third time this season, is a 6-foot, 174-pound sophomore receiver/return specialist from Martinsburg, West Virginia. He returned two kickoffs for 108 yards, including a 78-yarder, in the win over Georgia Military. He also caught nine passes for 151 yards and a score.

Honorable mention: Offense-Rasheed Martin, Monroe; Defense-Marquis Bazemore, ASA; Niadrea Zouzoua, Monroe.

2017 Players of the Week

Date Offensive Defensive Special Teams
9/6 Sean Kelly, Monroe Jaicorious Johnson, ASA NA
9/11 Sean Kelly, Monroe Tyrik Glenn, Monroe NA
9/18 Juwan Green, Lackawanna Tyrone Washington, Lackawanna Eric Finney, Lackawanna
9/25 Jo-El Shaw, Lackawanna London Cloud, Lackawanna Dejohn Rogers, Monroe
10/2 Stone Labanowitz, ASA JaQuan Brisker, Lackawanna Juwan Green, Lackawanna (NJCAA Player of the Week)
10/10 Stone Labanowitz, ASA Hozey Haji Badri, ASA Clayton Glasko, Monroe
10/16 Jakai Gill, ASA London Cloud, Lackawanna Isaiah Howard, Lackawanna
10/23 Michael Dare, Lackawanna London Cloud, Lackawanna Juwan Green, Lackawanna
10/30 Edward Morgan, ASA Najee Stevens-McKenzie, ASA Gabe Gridley, ASA
11/13 Michael Dare, Lackawanna, and Alphonso Howard, ASA JaQuan Brisker, Lackawanna Juwan Green, Lackawanna