MSU-N's Varner honored by the Frontier
For the second straight week, a Montana State University-Northern football player has earned Frontier Conference honors.
MSU-Northern sophomore Tanner Varner was named the Frontier Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. Varner is a 5-foot-10, 195-pound defensive back, from Baker. In Northern's 23-12 win over Montana Tech, Varner recorded eight solo tackles, one tackle for loss, one quarterback sack, one assisted tackle, one interception and one forced fumble. He returned the interception 44 yards for a Northern touchdown. Also nominated, Thomas Ackerman of Rocky Mountain, Ryan Jones of Montana Tech, Howard McDonald of Eastern Oregon and Thomas Robinson of Carroll College.
Eastern Oregon quarterback Chris Ware was named Offensive Player of the Week. In Eastern's 41-33 upset of No. 1 ranked Carroll College, Ware was 24-of-30 passing for 281 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed for 71 yards and one touchdown on twelve carries. Ware was also recognized by the NAIA as their National Offensive Player of the Week. Other players nominated: Bryce Baker of Rocky Mountain College, Derek Lear of Montana State-Northern and Matt Ritter of Carroll College.