The Salina Bombers earned their first CPIFL Player of the Week award as the Champions Professional Indoor Football League announces its award winners for Week 8. Also recognized are a player from the Bloomington Edge for the second consecutive week and a busy kicker from Wichita.
Offensive Player of the Week: Dane Simoneau, Salina Bombers
Simoneau and the Bombers (4-2) vaulted into a tie for third place in the CPIFL with the Bombers 47-31 victory over Kansas City. Simoneau was 13-of-19 passing for 195 yards and five touchdowns. Simoneau is averaging 164.8 passing yards per game which is second in the league. His 19 touchdown passes ranks third. Salina travels to Topeka, KS to take on the Kansas Koyotes in Week 9.
Defensive Player of the Week: Ross Cochran, Bloomington Edge
Cochran led the Bloomington (4-3) defense with 13 tackles in the first shutout in CPIFL history as the Edge defeated the Kansas Koyotes by a score of 48-0. Cochran holds the league record for most tackles in a single game as he recorded 15 tackles vs. Mid-Missouri in Week 3. Cochran added 1.5 sacks in the victory over Kansas. Cochran is averaging 9.6 tackles per game which leads the league. Bloomington will be looking for their third victory in a row as the Edge travel to Lincoln to take on the Haymakers on Friday night.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Alex Fambrough, Wichita Wild
Fambrough was nearly perfect in a busy night for the Wild kicker. Fambrough was 10-of-11 in PAT’s setting a new CPIFL record for most PAT’s in a game. Fambrough was also 2-for-2 in field goals on the night. Fambrough leads the league with 41 PAT’s made this season. The 7-1 Wild host Oklahoma on Saturday night.
Week 9 of the CPIFL season kicks-off with Bloomington travelling to Lincoln on Friday night. On Saturday, Wichita hosts Oklahoma, Salina visits Kansas, and Sioux City visits Kansas City. The week wraps up on Sunday with Omaha hosting Mid-Missouri.