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Offensive Player of the Week unveiled

By Kassondra Burtis, SportsEngine, 10/24/17, 9:00AM CDT


See who was voted the top performer for Week 8.

Player of the Week winner

Brandon Anderson, Mahtomedi: The senior running back had 280 yards and four touchdowns on 17 carries in a 47-19 win over North St. Paul.

Player of the Week candidates

Brandon Anderson, Mahtomedi: The senior running back had 280 yards and four touchdowns on 17 carries in a 47-19 win over North St. Paul.

Jenson Beachy, Perham: In a 40-6 win over Park Rapids, Beachy threw for 435 yards and six touchdowns, and added 50 yards on six carries. The junior quarterback finished the regular season sixth in the state with 1,771 passing yards.

Riley Bosteter, Winona: The senior quarterback scored four touchdowns and narrowly missed eclipsing 400 total yards in a 40-21 win over Austin. Bosteter registered 317 yards on 16 passes and had 72 yards on 15 carries.

Landon Buckridge, Edgerton/Ellsworth: Buckridge contributed five TDs in the Flying Dutchmen’s 64-41 win over MACCRAY, and the senior quarterback accounted for 312 passing yards and 49 rushing yards.

Wyatt Curtis, Rothsay: Curtis ended the regular season as the state’s leader in rushing touchdowns (29) and second-leading rusher (1,645 yards) after running for three touchdowns and 256 yards in a 56-8 win over Bertha-Hewitt. The senior running back also had 96 yards and two touchdowns on just two receptions in the victory.

Owen King, Caledonia: The senior quarterback led the Warriors to a 40-6 win over St. Charles, throwing for 325 yards and three touchdowns, and adding one rushing TD. King's 29 touchdown passes in the regular season are second-most in the state.

Thomas Kirking, MACCRAY: The junior quarterback finished with 331 yards and four TDs through the air in a 64-41 loss to Edgerton/Ellsworth.

Carter Kopet, Cleveland/Immanuel Lutheran: In a 57-16 win over Mankato Loyola, the senior quarterback added to his impressive regular-season passing stats with five touchdowns and 269 yards. He also had 74 yards on six carries. Kopet leads the state with 41 passing touchdowns and is second with 2,078 yards.

Aaron Loe, Lakeview: In Lakeview's 52-18 loss to Sleepy Eye, the sophomore quarterback amassed 356 yards -- 294 (and two TDs) on 23 passes and 62 on rushes.

Cade McMahon, Spring Lake Park: The senior ended the regular season ranked third in the state in rushing yards per game (203.8) after posting 233 in a 35-28 win over Forest Lake. He also ran for five TDs and had 51 yards on two kick returns in the victory.

*Stats and records as of Oct. 22

Athletes are considered for the Player of the Week poll only if their stats are entered on the MN Football Hub by 10 a.m. on Sundays. If any coaches or members of their coaching staff would like to be set up to enter stats, please email scores@sportsengine.com.

MN Football Hub polls are for entertainment purposes only. 

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