By Hunter Jones
Offensive POTW: Ash Odom, Running Back, Queen City Corsairs – 35 carries, 288 yards, 4 TDs, 8.2 YPC
One thing I’ve learned writing these POTW articles is that there are always a select few players that I look for first, for the sole reason that they probably have stats worthy of a POTW selection. Ash Odom is one of those few. This week, Odom recorded 35 carries for the second consecutive week, running for a season-high 288 yards and four touchdowns, which tied his season-high. Despite his near-300 rushing yard game, he is still 94 yards behind leading rusher, Jaye Eniola. Odom does, however, lead the league in carries and rushing touchdowns.
Honorable Mention: Ron Cockren, Quarterback, Alaska Storm – 28/41, 435 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs, 68.29%, 135.7 QBR
Alaska Storm quarterback, Ron Cockren had a field day against a San Francisco Sharks team that played better than the score indicated. It was just one of those games where no matter how well they played it, the Storm would just overpower them. Cockren finished the game with a season-high 435 yards, along with four touchdowns and no interceptions. His pass accuracy was probably a bit low for his high standards, but a 68.29% completion percentage is certainly nothing to overlook.
Defensive POTW: Giovanni Bolt, Free Safety, Baltimore Vultures – 3 INTs, 9 total tackles
In one of the craziest games of the week and the season, the Baltimore Vultures managed to edge out the London Knights, 42-38. After keeping his interception count low for the past several weeks, Knights quarterback Nathan Lee threw five interceptions in the game. Three of those five were grabbed by Vultures free safety, Giovanni Bolt. Along with leading his team in interceptions for the game, he led in tackles, with 9 total tackles, helping his team to the most important stat of all: a win, their second one in a row.
Honorable Mention: Alex Dominguez, Defensive Tackle, Alaska Storm, 4 sacks, 6 total tackles
Alaska Storm defensive tackle, Alex Dominguez is another one of those few that always seem to be on the short list for POTW, and for good reason. Through six weeks of play, he’s racked up an absurd 19.5 sacks. To put this in perspective, the league leader in sacks last season (including playoffs) had 23.5 sacks. Who was the leader, you ask? Alaska Storm defensive tackle, Alex Dominguez.