MARSHFIELD, Mass. - The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) announced its weekly honors for the week of Sept. 3 and junior linebacker Mason Gooch (Mount Sterling, Ky.) was awarded Defensive Player of the Week for his performance last weekend in Reading, Pa..
Gooch set the tone for the Gallaudet defense last Saturday at Alvernia University. The junior linebacker finished with eight tackles (five solo) and 2.5 sacks for a loss of 25 yards as the Bison drove the Golden Wolves back early on in the opening game of the season. He also recovered one fumble for the Bison, who lost 26-21 on the road.
Maritime (N.Y.) senior quarterback Thomas Wright was named ECFC Offensive Player of the Week, Dean College freshman quarterback Terrell Watts was selected as ECFC Rookie of the Week and his teammate, junior Julian Burris, was picked as ECFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
This is Gallaudet's first ECFC Player of the Week award this season and the first for Gooch.
Gallaudet heads south this weekend to face Greensboro College (0-1) in a non-conference game on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m.