By Hunter Jones
Offensive Player of the Week Ron Cockren, Quarterback, Alaska Storm 46/54, 85.19% Comp. %, 420 Yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs, 123.8 QBR
Monday night gave the SFL a battle of unbeaten teams to cap off a memorable Week 3. The matchup pitted the Season 10 Champions, Alaska Storm, against the red-hot Sioux Falls Sparrows. The Sparrows proved to have no answers for the Storm passing game, with Alaska quarterback, Ron Cockren, posting an astonishing 85% completion percentage to go along with 420 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Storm to a statement win over the Sparrows, 37-3.
Honorable Mention: Mike Osayi, Wide Receiver, Dallas Lobos 22 Catches, 237 Yards, 2 TDs
The Dallas Lobos looked to notch their first win of the season against the Las Vegas Fury, who themselves were looking to bounce back after a rough Week two. Lobos’ quarterback, Shabazz Psynergy, connected with Mike Osayi early on and almost couldn’t stop going to him as the game wore on. Osayi ended the game with 22 catches. The #14 has finished with double digit receptions in every game so far in the season. On top of that, Osayi’s 237 receiving yards marks his second 200-yard game this season, leading the Lobos to their first win of the season in a 44-37 shootout.
Defensive Player Of the Week Tank Bennett, Strong Safety, New Orleans Pharaohs 1 Interception, 1 Touchdown, 8 Tackles
The New Orleans Pharaohs looked to bounce back after a disappointing debut loss to the St. Louis Gladiators, taking on the unbeaten Oklahoma City Renegades in the Pharaohs’ first home game. The Pharaoh defense proved to be a problem early, forcing OKC quarterback, Deacon Nickens, to throw two interceptions in the first quarter, the first of the season for Nickens. Nickens’ last interception, however, would prove most costly, as Pharaohs safety, Tank Bennett would intercept a Nickens pass in the 4th quarter and return it 98 yards for the final touchdown in the game, leading the Pharaohs to their first win of the season, 34-30. A walk off moment by a star deserving of DPOTW honours.
Honorable Mention: Anthony Wyo, Free Safety, Las Vegas Fury 18 Total Tackles, 1 Tackle for Loss, 1 Sack
While the Las Vegas Fury lost their second consecutive game against the Dallas Lobos, Fury safety, Anthony Wyo put together an impressive game. Wyo was the only Fury safety to not intercept Lobos quarterback Shabazz Psynergy, however he led the team in tackles with 18 total tackles, 13 of which were solo and even managed to get a sack in the process. He now leads the league in total tackles with 38.
Check back next week to read about more elite performances from elite players.