Stephen Coble, Manchester University, Football (Defense)

Manchester University defensive lineman Stephen Coble (Edwardsburg, Mich./H.S.) led the Spartans defense in a 38-0 shutout win over rival Anderson Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on defense for the second time. 

The sophomore recorded nine tackles, four tackles for loss, and three sacks to help put a wrap on the school’s first winning season since 1997. 

The win over Anderson also retained the Bronze Ball trophy for the fourth time in five seasons. 

The Spartans defensive unit limited the Ravens to only 98 yards of total offense in the contest. 

Manchester (6-4, 6-2 HCAC) finished the season second in the HCAC standings.

HCAC Football Defensive
Week 1
Joe Maldonado, Bluffton University
Week 2 Stephen Coble, Manchester University
Week 3  John Burt, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 4 Grant DePalma, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 5 Andy Dalton, Hanover College
Week 6   Ben Kaufman, Bluffton University
Week 7  Ajani Jones, Hanover College
Week 8  Zack Corpe, Franklin College
Week 9  Dean Griffing, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 10  Jake Butler, Manchester University
Week 11 Stephen Coble, Manchester University