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Theus receives player of the week honor

Gage Theus was named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Special Teams Player of the Week Tuesday.

The former Andalusia Bulldog kicker is in his first year at Fort Scott Community College in Kansas. “I enjoy how close my teammates and I have gotten and how much progress we’ve made from the beginning of the season to now,” Theus said.

Theus totaled 11 points for the Greyhounds in a Homecoming win over RPA College, 43-0, Saturday, Oct. 9. He had 334 kickoff yards and three touchbacks. He also added three punts for 122 yards for an average of 40.7 yards with his longest at 62 yards. He also went 5-for-5 on extra points and 2-for-4 on field goals. Theus is tied for the conference lead in field goals made this season.

He is 7-of-14 on the year in field goal attempts and 12-of-14 in PAT attempts. His longest successful field goal was a 50-yarder in a Saturday, Oct. 2 matchup against Dodge City CC. Theus has scored 33 points overall for FSCC in 2021. Being a successful kicker is important to him. He said, “This will give me an opportunity to play at the next level next fall.”

Fort Scott (1-5) will conclude its home schedule Saturday, Oct. 16 with a 1 p.m. contest against conference rival Coffeyville Community College.