FondKeonte Connelly du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder linebacker Keonte Connelly was named Minnesota College Athletic Conference Eastern Division Defensive Player of the Week for games played on September 12, 2015.
Connelly led the Thunder defense in a 20-0 shutout of Vermilion Community College this past Saturday afternoon in Ely. Connelly had 9 total tackles, including 5 solo tackles. He had 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery in the game. He is a sophomore from Baltimore, Maryland, and is a graduate of Edmondson-Westside High School.
The Thunder defense is currently leading the MCAC Team Defensive statistics, allowing an average of just 191.3 total yards per game, and giving up an average of only 4 points per game. The Thunder have posted shutouts in two of the three games they have played this season.
The 2015 Thunder Football team is currently tied with Mesabi Range Technical College for second place of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Eastern Division with a 1-0 division record and a 2-1 overall record. The Thunder travel to Virginia to play at Mesabi Range Technical College at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, in a key MCAC Eastern Division match-up. It is the third consecutive road game for the Thunder.
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The football conference includes 12 teams which are divided geographically into Eastern and Western Divisions. More information about the conference is available from the league’s website located at http://www.mcac


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