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Springfield's Belzo, Giorgio and Merchant Marine's Gartner Tabbed Football Athletes of the Week

Springfield's Belzo, Giorgio and Merchant Marine's Gartner Tabbed Football Athletes of the Week

NEWMAC Football Offensive Athlete of the Week

Hunter Belzo, Springfield (Jr., HB – Middletown, Conn.)

Belzo put together another dynamic offensive showing as he powered Springfield to a 23-11 win at Catholic on Saturday. The junior carried the ball 24 times for 148 yards and a touchdown, averaging over six yards per carry. Through the air, Belzo completed 2-of-3 attempts for 37 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown strike. Behind his leadership, the Pride racked up totaled 344 rushing yards and averaged nearly six yards per offensive play. 

 

NEWMAC Football Defensive Athlete of the Week

Nick Giorgio, Springfield (Sr., DE – Cumberland, R.I.)

Giorgio had a dominant showing in Springfield's 23-11 win at Catholic on Saturday. The senior posted a team-best 11 tackles, including six solo stops, and was in the Cardinal's backfield all afternoon en route to six tackles for loss, which resulted in a loss of 29 yards. The senior also totaled 2.5 sacks and his 19 tackles-for-loss this season currently ranks fourth in Division III football. 

 

NEWMAC Football Special Teams Athlete of the Week

Gavin Gartner, Merchant Marine (Jr., K – Cedar Park, Texas)

Gartner accounted for five of the Mariners' points in their huge 25-24 come-from-behind home win over WPI on Saturday. He nailed a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter and was 2-for-2 on PATs, with both coming in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead PAT with just 38 seconds left. He also had a huge day kicking, averaging 52.8 yards on five kickoffs, including a huge touchback after the game-winning touchdown.