In Week 10 of the CPIFL season, it became obvious that teams were in the hunt for a spot in playoffs, as the league saw several hard fought games. This week, three CPIFL players had outstanding performances worthy of being recognized by the league as Players of the Week.
Offensive Player of the Week: Damon Mothershead, Sioux City Bandits
The receiving corps for the Bandits has been hampered all season by injury, but Mothershead carried the load in the Bandits 56-6 victory over Mid-Missouri on Saturday. Mothershead caught six passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns in the win. As proof of the receiving injuries for the Bandits, Mothershead leads the team in receptions with just 20 on the season. Despite the injuries, the victory moved the Bandits to 6-2 on the year and they will look to further solidify their spot in the playoffs on Saturday in Lincoln.
Defensive Player of the Week: Kendrick Harper, Wichita WIld
Wichita needed every tackle and key interception they could manage on Saturday as the Wild and Salina Bombers battled to a 45-40 thriller that resulted in the Wild remaining atop the CPIFL standings. Kendrick Harper led Wichita's secondary with a recorded three interceptions and three tackles on the night for a Wild victory. The three interceptions tied a league record for most in a game and Harper's 10 interceptions on the year lead the league. Wichita will be taking their 9-1 record into a bye in Week 11 before they travel to Sioux City in Week 12 to take on the third placed Bandits.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Tywon Hubbard, Wichita WIld
Tywon Hubbard has been a significant part of the Wild offense and proved just how essential he is with his performance in Wichita's victory over Salina that helped clinch his team a playoff spot. In the game, Hubbard accumulated 190 yards in kickoff and missed field goal returns to set Wichita up with good field position several times throughout the game. He returned a missed field goal 57 yards to open the second quarter, which ties a league record in addition to his 94 total missed field goal return yards which is the second most in league history. Hubbard currently leads the CPIFL with 17 touchdowns so far this season.Week 11 of the CPIFL season features four games with Wichita and Mid-Missouri having the week off. The week starts on Friday with Omaha traveling to Bloomington and continues Saturday when Lincoln hosts Sioux City, Kansas makes the short trip to Salina and Kansas City travels to Oklahoma to take on the Defenders.