Former Polk County standout Mitchell Yoder

College roundup: Big day for Yoder; honor for Alley; Marshall starter for Majors

Former Polk County football standout Mitchell Yoder had the biggest day Saturday of his college career.

The Brevard College sophomore rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown to help power the Tornados to a 44-14 victory over North Carolina Wesleyan.

Yoder’s effort came on 18 carries. He now has rushed for 212 yards on 49 carries this season while also catching six passes for 47 yards and another touchdown.

Brevard, 4-1, concludes its delayed 2020 season on Saturday at Sewanee.

ALLEY EARNS ACADEMIC HONOR: Sophomore Reese Alley was one of 17 student-athletes from the MIT women’s soccer team earning a spot on the 2020 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference squad for the 2020-2021 year.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or a 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2020 fall semester, must have achieved second-year academic status at their institution and have been a member of the varsity team for the entire semester.

MIT did not play a game this season, cancelling its fall schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a freshman, Alley appeared in 23 matches, starting four, as a defender for the Engineers.

MARSHALL STARTING FOR MILLSAPS: Former Wolverine Carson Marshall has started in all four matches this spring for Millsaps College.

The junior is a defender for the Majors and has played all 360 minutes thus far this season.