By Chris Colon, Hunter Jones and Zach Sandlin
Offensive Player Of The Week
Zach Sandlin, Running Back, Dallas Lobos
It’s not often you see nearly 300 yards and 5 touchdowns scored from one running back. Zack Sandlin did just that, catapulting his stats to 178 carries, 1,261 yards, 7.1 YPC and 14 touchdowns. I think it’s
safe to say this young man is a ‘Season 9’ Ray Bentley in the making. Rumble young
BDG Hollewood ran for 201 yards and 2 touchdowns on 25 carries. BDG was a mad man on a mission against Las Vegas, running all over the field and reaching pay dirt twice. He gets an Honorable Mention this week.
The second HM nod this week goes to one Mr. Tom Pepper. Pepper went 38 for 53 and
threw for 398 yards, 4 TD’s and 1 int. He balled out this week, dishing the pigskin to all his receivers against a formidable Queen City secondary. A great performance this week earns him my second honourable mention.
Defensive Player Of the Week
Aquantis Shyne, Linebacker, Atlanta Swarm
12 Tackles, 1 asst., 1 sack, 3 TFL
In the Atlanta Swarm’s heart-stopping victory this weekend, Aquantis Shyne really “shined’ (pun intended) helping cement a defensive effort that would allow Atlanta to hold onto their slim margin of victory. He seemed to be all over the field, accumulating an impressive stat line that could only be improved with an INT. Shyne truly embodied the Swarm this weekend on defense.
Alex Bond: 12 Tackles 1 asst. 1 INT
Han Tyumi: 5 Tackles, 3 asst, 2 Passes Defended, 2 INT, 1 TD (42 yds)
So many players had great games this week. Some of the defensive stat lines were simply amazing to look at, but I have to say that these two gentlemen get the nod. Bond had a very impressive game, amassing a large number of tackles and coming away with one turnover. Bond had an impressive impact for the Pride as they finally exorcised their demons and conquered the Storm. Tyumi also put up a great performance, and while he may not have accumulated as many tackles as others this week, his lockdown coverage of the dangerous Dallas passing attack and ability to create points off one of the two interceptions he snagged helped his Aztecs gain some momentum and stay in contention during the middle stretch of their bout with the Lobos.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Shark Tarkington, K, Baltimore Vultures – 6/6 FGs, long of 46
In the Baltimore Vultures’ recent win over the Indianapolis Spitfire, their 18-point difference can be attributed to one man: Shark Tarkington. It’s not often we see kickers attempt six field goals in a game, however Tarkington did not disappoint. After this game, Tarkington is now 19/20 on field goals this season, a league-high in both attempts and makes.
Kramer Jackman, K, Denver Nightwings – 3/3 FGs, long of 51
The Denver Nightwings continue their undefeated season, and they have nobody to thank but their defense and Kramer Jackman. Jackman accounted for all nine of their points, even booting one field goal from 51 for the win. The rookie has been one of the best kickers in the league so far this season and this most recent game has pushed him to second in attempts and makes (both 18) and having the highest number of attempts from kickers with 100% field goal percentage.