Matt Mogere of Central Lakes College was named the NJCAA national defensive player of the week ending Oct. 6.
In a 53-7 thumping of Vermilion, Mogere scored more points than the Raiders’ defense gave up. Intercepting two passes, the sophomore took them back 45 and 80 yards, respectively, for touchdowns. He also recorded three tackles and deflected a pass.
The No. 17 Raiders and Mogere close out their regular season Saturday at Ridgewater in Willmar.
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