Wednesday, April 17, 2013

CPIFL Names Players of the Week

For the second consecutive week a player from the Omaha Beef had an outstanding offensive performance and for the first time a Player of the Week award is shared as two special teams players had outstanding games in Week 6 action.
Offensive Player of the Week: RJ Rollins, Omaha Beef
Rollins follows teammate Judd Harrold who was recognized for his offensive performance last week. In the Beef's 55-49 nail-biting victory over Lincoln, Rollins tallied 56 yards on 10 carries. He scored three touchdowns on the ground. Rollins also caught three passes for 23 yards and another score. This week the undefeated Beef travel to Wichita to take on the Wild in a match-up of two of the leagues top teams.
Defensive Player of the Week: Teon Wilson, Kansas City Renegades
Wilson and the Renegades defense held Kansas to only 28 points in the Renegades third consecutive victory. Wilson recorded five tackles with three sacks in the win. One of the sacks recorded a safety for Kansas City. Wilson also forced and recovered a fumble. Kansas City will look for their fourth victory in a row as they travel to Sedalia, Mo to take on Mid-Missouri.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Max Martin, Sioux City Bandits and Tywon Hubbard, Wichita Wild
Both Martin and Hubbard put together performances worthy of the Player of the Week award. Martin made 4-of-5 field goals including field goals of 41 and 36 yards. All four field goals were over 30 yards and each one proved important as the Bandits defeated Salina 46-43. Martin was also 4-of-4 on extra points in the ball game.
Hubbard returned six kicks for 198 yards and a touchdown for the Wild in their 49-35 victory over the Bloomington Edge. Hubbard leads the league average 26.8 yards per kick return. His 56 yard touchdown return vs. the Edge tied the league record for longest return.
Week 7 of the CPIFL season begins on Friday night with Salina travelling to Lincoln. On Saturday, Wichita hosts Omaha, Bloomington travels to Oklahoma to take on the Defenders and Kansas City visits Mid-Missouri. Kansas and Sioux City are on bye.

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