FROM WIRE REPORTS
Bethune-Cookman seniors Jarkevis Fields and Alex Monroe picked up Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference weekly honors following the 23rd-ranked Wildcats’ 12-9 win over Tennessee State in the John Merritt Classic on Sept. 1, in Nashville, Tenn.
Fields, a 6-0, 230-pound linebacker from Sanford, was selected as this week’s MEAC Defensive Player of the Week. He collected a game-high matching 10 tackles – including a game-high tying six primary stops. His one tackle for loss, a key sack in the second quarter, forced the Tigers to kick a long field goal. For his efforts, Fields was named as the John Merritt Classic Defensive MVP.
On the offensive side of the ball, senior Alex Monroe was named as this week’s MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Week. The 6-5, 305-pound Jacksonville native mustered up an 88 percent grade on all assignments against a stout TSU defensive front.
Monroe anchored the Wildcats’ offensive line that accounted for 260 yards of total offense against one of the nation’s top defenses in FCS. Behind his protection, B-CU rushed for 162 yards and tallied 98 additional yards through the air.
Bethune-Cookman returns to the field Sept. 7, playing host to Virginia Union out of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. at Municipal Stadium.