By Hunter Jones
Offensive Player Of The Week
Tom Pepper, Quarterback, Indianapolis Red Devils – 26/31, 308 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs, 83.9% completion percentage, 147.7 QBR
It was announced earlier today that Tom Pepper would be returning to the Vancouver Legion as their new General Manager. Well, he certainly left Indianapolis with a bang. In his last game in a Red Devils uniform, Pepper went 26/31 for 308 yards and four touchdowns to zero interceptions. This is Pepper’s second game with over 300 yards passing and multiple touchdowns thrown, both of which were wins. Pepper has had an overall impressive completion percentage throughout the season, shown by the fact that this marked his fourth game with over 80% completion percentage, finishing this week with 83.9%, a season high.
Honorable Mention: BDG Hollewood, Rumming Back, Atlanta Swarm – 26 carries, 169 yards, 2 TDs, 6.5 YPC
Though this game had no playoff implications for either team, BDG Hollewood ran like it did. In his final game this season, Hollewood rushed 26 times for 169 yards and two touchdowns on 6.5 yards per carry. This is Hollewood’s fourth 100-yards rushing game and fifth game with two or more touchdowns. In all four of Hollewood’s seasons in the SFL, he’s had over 1,200 rushing yards and at least 12 touchdowns on less than 300 carries. Hollewood is a consistent contributor to the Swarm offense and will probably put up another solid total next season.
Defensive Player Of The Week
Ashley Rose Finch, Free Safety, Indianapolis Red Devils – 2 INTs, 1 TD, 8 total tackles, 1 TFL
Similar to Tom Pepper, Ashley Rose Finch will also be leaving Indy with a bang. In her last game in Indy and as a free safety (she’s announced that she will be returning to special teams, this time as a kicker), Finch grabbed two interceptions and housed one of them. This is Finch’s first game with multiple interceptions and her first touchdown on the season and her fourth game with eight or more total tackles. Her four interceptions rank third on the team (behind Von Seniuk and Steve Vetack with five each).
Honorable Mention: Marquis Reid, Strong Safety, Vancouver Legions – 2 INTs, 10 total tackles
Marquis Reid was crucial in Vancouver’s upset win against the Sioux Falls Sparrows. Reid grabbed two interceptions and racked up 10 total tackles to send the Legion to the off-season riding a four-game winning streak to finish. This is Reid’s fourth game with 10 or more tackles and his fifth game with an interception (also first game with multiple interceptions). Reid leads his team in interceptions (6), total tackles (98), and tackles for loss (5).