Wednesday, May 29, 2013

CPIFL Names Week 12 Players of the Week

With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, games in the Champions Professional Indoor Football League continue to take on added importance. The playoff picture stayed muddled after games in Week 12; however three individual players led their teams to victories and are recognized as CPIFL Players of the Week.
Offensive Player of the Week: Chris Coffin, Kansas City Renegades
For the second week in a row, Coffin has won the Offensive Player of the Week award. In Week 12 vs. the Kansas Koyotes, Coffin set the league record for most touchdown passes in a game with eight. Coffin was 11-of-19 passing for 182 yards. In just four games as starter for the Renegades, Coffin has thrown 21 touchdown passes. The Renegades sit in fifth place with a record of 7-4 and wrap up the regular season in Omaha on June 7.
Defensive Player of the Week: DeWayne Autrey, Salina Bombers
The Bombers continued their march toward the playoffs by defeating Lincoln in Week 12. Salina has won five out of their last six games and has solidified their fourth place position. Autrey and the Bombers defense allowed only 14 points to the Haymakers in the victory. Autrey recorded 13 tackles and three interceptions in the game. Autrey is second in the CPIFL with nine interceptions this season. Salina will look to clinch a playoff spot this week as they travel to Mid-Missouri to take on the Outlaws.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Max Martin, Sioux City Bandits
Martin tied his own league record for points scored by a kicker in a game by scoring 16 points in the Bandits 46-21 victory over Wichita. Martin was 4-of-6 on field goals and 4-of-4 on PAT's. Despite playing in only seven games, Martin leads the league in field goals with 15. Sioux City heads to Kansas in Week 13 looking to get one step closer to clinching a home playoff game.
Week 13 of the CPIFL season features three games on Saturday. Omaha visits Lincoln, Sioux City travels to Kansas to battle the Koyotes, and Mid-Missouri hosts Salina. The CPIFL's top four teams after Week 14 will qualify for the playoffs with the league title game scheduled for June 22.

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