Two Apprentice School Builders have been named United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Players of the Week for the week ending on November 4th: quarterback Brenden O'Neil earns the Offensive distinction and wide receiver James Green gets the Special Teams honor.
This is the second time this season O'Neil has earned the award after being named the Offensive Player of the Week on October 20th. The electrician apprentice from Virginia Beach, Va. helped lead the Builders to a 36-35 Homecoming win over Fork Union Military Academy (Va.) this past Saturday. O'Neil completed 9-of-19 passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed 16 times for 96 yards and a touchdown for what ended up being the clinching score.
Green, a sheet metal apprentice from Smithfield, Va., returned three kicks for 96 yards. His second return went for 35 yards and started the Builders' offensive drive on the Fork Union 49-yard line. Green would outdo himself on his next return though, fielding a kick at the Builders' 28-yard line and returning it down to the Fork Union 24-yard line. That 48-yard effort put the Apprentice School offense in pivotal territory late in the game as it helped set up O'Neil's deciding touchdown.
The Builders close out their season on the road this weekend as they head to Babson Park, Fla. for a 1 p.m. game at Webber International University. The Warriors have won all seven meetings between the two programs, including a 31-6 meeting last season on Novemeber 8th.