Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Solomon, Moss, and Grixby Named CPIFL Players of the Week

For the second week in a row a defensive lineman from the Wichita Wild has been recognized as Defensive Player of the Week in the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL). Members of the Kansas City Renegades and Lincoln Haymakers are also being honored for their performances in Week 4.
Offensive Player of the Week: Clinton Solomon, Kansas City Renegades
Solomon helped Kansas City to their first win of the year by catching nine passes for 110 yards. Solomon scored four touchdowns in the 54-47 win over the Oklahoma Defenders. Solomon is fourth in the league in touchdowns with five. The Renegades will look for a winning streak as the Wichita Wild visit Kemper Arena on Saturday.
Defensive Player of the Week: Matt Moss, Wichita Wild
A week after James McCartney was recognized as Defensive Player of the Week, his teammate Matt Moss put together a dominating performance in another victory for the Wild. Moss recorded six tackles with three sacks vs. the Bloomington Edge. Moss is second in the league with 7.5 sacks this season. Moss and the Wild hit the road to Kansas City to take on the Renegades this week.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Courtney Grixby, Lincoln Haymakers
Grixby is the first player in CPIFL history to be recognized as a player of the Week twice. Grixby was named Defensive Player of the Week in Week 2. In the Haymakers loss to Sioux City, Grixby returned five kicks for 130 yards including the longest kick return in the league this season of 55 yards for a touchdown. The Haymakers travel to Bloomington for a Friday night clash with the Edge in Week 5.
Week 5 of the CPIFL season begins on Friday night with Bloomington hosting Lincoln. On Saturday Kansas travels to Mid-Missouri, Kansas City hosts Wichita and Oklahoma travels to Salina to take on the Bombers. The week wraps up in Omaha on Sunday where the Beef battle Sioux City.

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