By Hunter Jones
Offensive Player Of The Week
Colin Hart, Running Back, Sioux Falls Sparrows
Tale of the Tape: 23 carries, 137 yards, 5 receptions, 26 yards, 4 total TDs
In one of the more anticipated games of the week, the Sparrows took down the Las Vegas Fury convincingly, 31-14. The matchup of Fury running back Robert Redford returning to face his former team and their new running back Colin Hart was one that the entire league couldn’t wait to see. Colin Hart won outright, putting up 163 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns to soar his Sparrows past the Fury. After a phenomenal performance last week, where he put up over 200 yards rushing, he followed up with another great game this week.
Honorable Mention: Dan Daly, Wide Receiver, Indianapolis Red Devils; 8 catches, 186 yards, 2 TDs
The Indianapolis Red Devils took on the Baltimore Vultures this week, looking to avenge their heartbreaking loss from last week. They responded by winning comfortably by a final score of 30-7. Wide receiver, Dan Daly, made up about 41% of the Red Devils’ total offensive yardage, putting up 8 catches, 186 yards and 2 touchdowns. Daly was also able to top 100 yards receiving last week with 108 but was unable to score any touchdowns.
Defensive Player Of The Week
Oskar Dunklee, Cornerback, Queen City Corsairs
Tale of the Tape: 4 Interceptions, 5 Tackles
The Queen City Corsairs took on the London Knights on Monday night in a game most won’t soon forget. Both quarterbacks combined for a whopping 11 interceptions, with Knights quarterback Nathan Lee throwing seven and Corsairs quarterback AJ Caswell throwing four. The real star of the game, however, was not Corsairs running back Ash Odom or Knights wide receiver James Hands, it was Corsairs cornerback Oskar Dunklee. The man who covered Hands most of the game came away with a jaw-dropping four interceptions.
Honorable Mention: Michael Sprous, Cornerback, Tallahassee Pride, 3 Interceptions, 1 TD, 5 Tackles
The Tallahassee Pride took on the Atlanta Swarm in one of the more exciting matchups this week. The game ended 31-17 as the Pride defense put up two touchdowns of their own. Swarm quarterback, Marcus Dunhill, threw four interceptions in his debut inside The Hive. Three of them belonged to cornerback, Michael Sprous. Just after the two-minute warning in the 4th quarter, with the score tied at 17-17, Sprous intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown. The next drive, Sprous would have another interception, his third of the game, to seal it for the Pride.