The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Week 3 Vidswap.com Players of the Week. With a full slate of games, Week 3 will go down as one of the most exciting weekends of IFL football in recent memory. Three of the four contests were decided in the final minutes of play. Week 3 also featured the end of the Sioux Falls Storm's historic 21-game winning streak.
Offensive Player of the Week: James Jones (RB, Colorado Ice)
a safe bet that every time the Colorado Ice and Tri-Cities Fever play,
it goes down to the wire. Five of their seven matchups have been decided
by six points or less. Friday night was no different as James Jones
(5'5, 175, Northern Colorado) scored the game winning touchdown with 14
seconds remaining in the 4th quarter to the give the Ice a 42-38 victory
over the Fever. What Jones lacks in size, he makes up for with heart
and quickness. Jones shouldered the load for the Ice, tallying 17
carries for 65 yards and catching 2 passes for 35 yards while reaching
the end zone twice. It seems as though this IFL veteran will be the
focal point of the Ice offense in 2013.
Defensive Player of the Week: Xzavie Jackson (DL, Cedar Rapids Titans)
(6'3, 295, Missouri), a 2011 1st Team All-IFL selection, settled for a
2nd Team All-IFL bid in 2012. If Friday night's performance is any
indication, Xzavie Jackson is on the fast track to reclaiming 1st Team
status. Jackson and the rest of the Titan's defensive line dominated the
Texas Revolution, paving the way for a 60-21 Titans victory. Jackson
accounted for 7 tackles (5 solo, 2 assisted), 5.5 for loss, and 4 sacks.
Jackson leads the IFL with 6 sacks, already surpassing his total for
the entire 2012 season (4). The Titans have jumped out to a 3-0 record
in 2013. With a win this weekend against the Wyoming Cavalry, the Titans
will match their win total of a season ago.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Marcus Barnett (KR, Nebraska Danger)
Nebraska Danger pulled off a huge upset, knocking off the two-time
defending United Bowl Champion Sioux Falls Storm, 30-21. The loss was
the Storm's first since 6/11/2011 and snapped a 21-game winning streak.
Kick Returner Marcus Barnett (6'2, 185, Cincinnati) started the party
early on Saturday, returning the opening kickoff 58 yards for a
touchdown. A defensive battle throughout, Barnett's return TD was the
lone touchdown scored in the game until midway through the 3rd quarter.
Barnett finished the game with 2 returns for 74 yards, contributing on
offense as well with 3 catches for 31 yards. With the Colorado Ice
coming to town this weekend, there is not much time for the Danger to
celebrate the big win.