RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league’s first Football Player of the Week awards of the 2021 season. Arkansas-Monticello’s Demilon Brown captured Offensive Player, Southeastern Oklahoma State’s Maalik Hall earned Defensive Player and Ouachita’s Xaylan Falls won Special Teams Player of the Week.
GAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Demilon Brown, Arkansas-Monticello, QB, So., Luxora, Arkansas
Brown accounted for all four touchdowns in the Weevils’ 30-23 win on Thursday against Southern Nazarene. He threw three first-half touchdowns and added a six-yard rushing score. He connected with All-American tight end DeAndre Washington seven times for 101 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He completed 19-of-32 passes for a career-high 334 yards.
GAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Maalik Hall, Southeastern Oklahoma State, LB, Jr., Athens, Texas
Hall anchored the Savage Storm defense in their 38-20 win at Arkansas Tech. He registered six tackles, highlighted by five solo stops, 3.0 tackles for loss and a sack. Southeastern ended a three-game losing streak to the Wonder Boys and won in Russellville for just the second time in 12 all-time visits.
GAC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Xaylan Falls, Ouachita, RS, Fr., Camden, Arkansas
Falls recorded the Tigers’ first kickoff return for a touchdown in five years when he took the season’s opening kickoff back 93 yards in Ouachita’s 38-31 win against Oklahoma Baptist on Thursday night. He returned a third-quarter kick back 37 yards. The Tigers won their 28th straight GAC game.