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NORTHSTAR CONFERENCE PLAYER OF WEEK Frazee's Piper named Offensive Player of Week

The North Star Football Conference has announced the Players of the Week Award winners for the seventh week of the season's games.

For the East Division, Beau Howard (Pine River-Backus) was selected as the Offensive Player of the Week, Shane Fenske (Blackduck) earned the Defensive Player of the Week honors and Devin Strack (Pillager) was chosen as the Special Teams Player of the Week.

West Division honorees include Cody Piper (Frazee) and Tyler Hurst (Red Lake County) as Co-Offensive Players of the Week, Jake Galbrecht (Frazee) as the Defensive Player of the Week and Dan Janu (Frazee), Special Teams Player of the Week.

Piper and Tyler Hurst shared the Offensive Player of the Week honors for the West Division.

Piper rushed for 171 yards, two touchdowns and a two-point conversion as the Hornets defeated Fosston 21-19 in overtime.

Hurst had 21 rushes for 141 yards and 2 touchdowns against Blackduck. He also added a 51-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Hurst was involved in 11 tackles as a defensive lineman this week against Fosston. He also added two receptions on offense.

Janu punted and kicked very solid for Frazee again this past week against Fosston.

He added five solo tackles and caught four passes -- including one for a touchdown -- during the Hornets' victory over the Greyhounds.

Other outstanding performances for the week include: Cooper Jedlicka (Blackduck), Nick Neeland (Bagley), and Kris Skersick (Bagley).