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Football Places Five on All-GLIAC Team

Football Places Five on All-GLIAC Team

PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- Following its first season of competition in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the Lake Erie College football team had five players named to the 2010 All-GLIAC Team as honorable mention selections.  The All-GLIAC squads, picked by the league's coaches, were announced on Wednesday (Nov. 17).

Redshirt juniors Kenneth Glenn (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) and Brandon James (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) along with true juniors Sean Bedevelsky (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick), Mike Gritz (South Euclid, Ohio/Brush) and Mike Hounshell (Willoughby, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) were picked as the Storm representatives on the all-conference team.

Bedevelsky led the GLIAC in total offense and was second in passing despite missing the season's final two games.  He completed 60.2 percent of his passes, toppling the 2,000-yard mark for the third consecutive season (2,061) and throwing for 13 touchdowns while also rushing for 550 yards and four TDs.  He averaged 290 total yards and 229 passing yards per contest and was the GLIAC Player ofthe Week Oct. 25 after his 441-yard, four-TD, two-rushing TD day in a 48-45 win over the University of Findlay. 

Glenn, the only Storm defender named to the team, started all 11 games at cornerback and finished with 49 tackles, including 30 solo stops.  Twice he made tackles behind the line of scrimmage and also recovered a fumble.

Gritz and Hounshell were two anchors on an offensive line that paved the way for the conference's second-ranked total offense.  Lake Erie's 426.3 yards per game also ranked 28th nationally. The Storm also ranked 24th in Division II in rushing and surrendered just 22 sacks on the season.  The duo started every game of the season, with Hounshell in the middle at center and Gritz, who is also a nominee in Super Region 3 for the Gene Upshaw Award as the top lineman in Division II, at right tackle.

For the third straight year James led the team in receiving, hauling in 44 passes for 516 yards and five touchdowns.  He had one 100-yard game and twice caught two touchdowns in a game. 

The Storm posted a 3-8 overall record and 3-7 GLIAC mark in its first conference season, and third varsity season overall, and is expected to return all but one starter from this season in 2011.