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Central Washington defense helps create points off turnovers

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Central Washington football is coming off their biggest scoring output of the season. It was the defense led by Genesis Fonoimoana that set up many of those points against Western Oregon. The junior safety received GNAC defensive player of the week honors. The defense had five takeaways including Fonoimoana's interception for a touchdown.

The defense gave the offense good field position all game to help set up scores. "It's always big to get points off turnovers because, you know, coming into the game knowing they're a good offense. We just, you know, want to do anything we can to help our offense with," Fonoimoana said.

"Genesis came back after one week he wasn't with us, and had a huge interception for a touchdown, played hard, was involved in special teams. He was very well deserving of that defensive player of the week honor," added Blaine Bennett, Central Washington head coach.

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