CSFL All-Academic Team names 10 SAGU Lions
Rice, Heathcock lead group who made the grade(s)
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- Making the grade means something entirely different to members of the 2011 All-Academic Team in the Central States Football League.
The CSFL has announced it has selected their scholastic honor roll from the six-team conference. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and have completed 12 hours of coursework.
Southwestern Assemblies of God University had 10 players from the Lions named on the team. In fact, under head coach Jesse Godding , SAGU annually rates with the best teams in the conference.
Only Northwestern Oklahoma State University (16) and Southern Nazarene University (14) placed more representatives on the squad.
Texas College was fourth (8), while Langston University (5) and Bacone College (4) were fifth and sixth.
The ten Lions, four defensive, six offensive, including three quarterbacks and three linebackers, who earned recognition included: freshman LB Joshua Aldrich (Chowchilla, Cal / Riverdale Christian), sophomore LB Kendal Evers (Danbury, Tx / Danbury HS), sophomore QB Reid Golson (Grandview, Tx / Howard Payne Univ, Grandview HS), freshman QB Joshua Harris (Victorville, Cal / Victor Valley Christian HS), sophomore Safety O. Bradley Heathcock (Frisco, Tx / Wakeland HS), junior G Michael Hendon (Abilene, Tx / Abilene Christian), junior LB Nathan Kallal (Brighton, Ill / Southwestern HS), freshman RB Cade Leuschner (Waco, Tx / Robinson HS), senior QB Jason Rice (Kay, Tx / Texas State Univ, Katy Faith West HS) and freshman T Ramsey Sanchez (San Antonio, Tx / Cornerstone Christian).
Click here to see the official press release from the CSFL’s S.I.D. Ryan Hintergardt.
CSFL Champion Eliminated
Southern Nazarene University (Ok), who won the CSFL by edging Langston University, 38-34, entered the NAIA playoffs with a 9-2 record. They travelled to Olathe (O-LAY-thah), Kansas for an opening round match-up against MidAmerica Nazarene University (Ks).
MNU had defeated the Crimson Storm earlier in the season, 41-17. MNU jumped to a 27-7 lead, intercepting QB Brady Wardlaw four times en route to a 40-28 win.
The Pioneers, now 10-1 and ranked #4 in the NAIA Coaches Poll, will play host to #5 Saint Xavier Cougars (11-1) on Saturday, Nov. 26. St. X is from the Chicago area.
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