PLYMOUTH, N.H. - After last Saturday's 9-7 Freedom Football Conference victory over Springfield College, two Plymouth State College players have received weekly honors by the FFC.
Senior safety Mike Pelletier (Concord, N.H.) was named FFC Defensive Player of the Week, and senior punter/defensive back Bobby Maylone (Manchester, N.H./Central) was selected to the FFC Special Teams Honor Roll. Maylone earns the honor for the second straight week and the third time this season, while Pelletier garners the top FFC defensive award for the third time in his career.
A 6'0", 208-pound safety, Pelletier made 14 tackles against the Pride, including 12 unassisted stops and three tackles in the Springfield backfield. He also collected his second interception of the season in the final minute of the game to help preserve the Panther victory. Pelletier was the FFC Defensive Player of the Week twice last season.
A 6'0", 195-pounder, Maylone averaged 41.3 yards on his seven punts, including a 58-yard boot. He had two punts downed inside the Pride 20 yard-line, including a 51-yarder with less than a minute to play that was downed at the Springfield one yard-line. Maylone is second in the conference in punting with a 38.2 yard average on the season. He also made eight tackles and is third on the team in tackles this season with 42.
PSC, 4-2 overall, is tied with Curry (6-1) for seventh in this week's ECAC Division III New England poll. The Panthers are 3-1 in the FFC and hold down second place, a half-game behind unbeaten Western Connecticut (5-0, 3-0).
Plymouth State gets a break from the FFC this Saturday, traveling to Bentley College for a 2:00 p.m. kick-off.