Oct 08, 2019 2:33 AM

Northwest's Sampson earns weekly MIAA football honor

Posted Oct 08, 2019 2:33 AM

Northwest Missouri State University junior kicker Parker Sampson has been named the MIAA's football special teams player of the week presented by Mammoth Turf. It marks the fifth consecutive week that the Bearcat football team has had a player earn one of the league's weekly honors.

Sampson (Kansas City, Missouri) was a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals, including a career-long 53-yarder in a 34-23 win at Emporia State. The 53-yarder is the longest made field goal this season in the MIAA. It also ties for the second-longest field goal made in Bearcat football history. Pat Johnson set the Northwest record with a 54-yard field goal vs. Washburn (Sept. 7, 1985). Shawn Geraghty made a 53-yard field goal vs. William Jewell (Sept. 17, 1977).

Sampson made field goals of 35, 53, 41 and 27 yards at Welch Stadium on Saturday. Sampson accounted for the final nine points in the game and built Northwests lead from 25-23 to 34-23 in the final 15:46 of game play at Emporia State. Sampson also added two extra points to tally 14 points in the game. He kicked off eight times and had four touchbacks.

Sampson has scored a team-high 54 points and ranks tied for No. 5 in the nation in points scored. Sampson is 8-of-11 on field goals and is 30-of-31 in extra points. Sampson has made five consecutive field goals entering this week's game in Arrowhead against Pittsburg State.

The Bearcats (5-0 overall) will take on Pittsburg State (5-0 overall) Saturday at noon at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Northwest's MIAA Players of Week - 2019

Sam Phillips, LB - Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 9)

Braden Wright, QB - Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 16)

JerrellGreen, DB - Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 23)

ImoniDonadelle, RET/WR - Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 30)

Parker Sampson, PK - Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 7)

--- Northwest Athletics ---

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MWSU men tied for 10th after first day at St. Joe CC

ST. JOSEPH - The Missouri Western Men's Golf team got the chance to stay on their home course this week as the Griffons hosted day one of their Holiday Inn Express Classic on Monday. The field consisted of 20 teams from throughout the region, including nine MIAA opponents.

The Griffons tied for 10th place through two rounds of play with a team score of 590.

Jett Simmons led the way for the Griffons with a two-round low of 145. He finished tied for 18th place headed into the final round of play.

Lucas Horseman was next best for the team as he tied for 34th place with a score of 147 through two rounds of play. Tom Buffington also scored a 149 on the day, tying him for 44th place.

Matt Thoms and Jake Mikesch had scores of 150 and 151, respectively.

The Griffons will wrap up the final round of action starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the St. Joseph Country Club.

--- MWSU Athletics ---