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Two seniors close out careers with KCAC football honors

April 16th, 2018

by Joshua Booth

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Two Bethel College seniors closed out their collegiate football careers by taking two of three Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference honors for the week of Nov. 13.

Logan Matthewson, Killeen, Texas, and Brett Mathis, Long Beach, California, earned the KCAC Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week awards, respectively.

The two student-athletes (along with the Offensive Player of the Week, Drevion Cooper of Tabor College) were selected for their performances Nov. 11 by a vote of KCAC sports information directors.

Matthewson put on a monster performance in front of Thresher fans against Friends, helping keep the Falcons off the board and clinching Bethel’s first win, 13-0, in the final game of the season.

Matthewson led the team with 14 total tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and a pass break-up. Matthewson was seemingly in on every play, and his two forced fumbles and interception were huge in upending the Falcons’ offensive drives.

Mathis had one of his best games as a Thresher. He nailed both field goals he attempted (20 and 37 yards) and also the single extra point of the game.

Mathis was also instrumental in keeping the Falcons from starting with a short-field, pinning Friends inside their own 20-yard line on four of his eight punts, and also tallying two touchbacks on his four kickoffs.

Bethel College ranks at No. 1 in College Consensus’ ranking of Kansas colleges and universities, and is the only Kansas private college listed in the analysis of top colleges and universities, the Washington Monthly National Universities-Liberal Arts section and the National Liberal Arts College category of U.S. News & World Report, all for 2017-18. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

In sports, Bethel competes within the 12-school Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. For more information, see

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