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Friday, September 26, 2008

ASHSAA Players of the Week

There was no 100-yard performance last week but two touchdowns against Tafuna garnered the offensive player of the week for Samoana's Henry Fola.

Fola scored the game's opening touchdown against Tafuna on a 12-yarder in the first quarter while the second one came in the third quarter that helped the Sharks take a 21-6 lead over the Warriors.

Defensively, Faga'itua's Castle Sua had to fight off great defensive performances from a host of players last Saturday to earn this week's defensive player award.

He didn't have the most tackles over the weekend - his teammate Manu Sega (linebacker) did, finishing with 12 solo tackles while assisting on three others and a fumble recovery.

Defensive back Sua's stats were a bit more diverse with 11 unassisted tackles, an assisted tackle, recovered a fumble, deflected a pass and also made an interception. That pick was converted into a touchdown by the offense that helped put the game out of reach with a 26-7 score.

Last week's offensive and defensive awards for the varsity division were hogged by one player - Faga'itua's Joey Iosefa.

Iosefa helped lead the Vikings' offense to a 10-7 win with his team's only touchdown and then pulled them out of tight situations with first down runs.

He helped the defense preserve that three-point win with two interceptions, the last holding off a drive inside Faga'itua territory that could have had the Vikings playing from behind with less than three minutes to play in the fourth if Tafuna had managed to score.

Iosefa kept the ensuing possession alive with a 21-yard run on 3rd-and-8 to run out the clock.

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