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Time flies when you’re having fun, and we’ve all been having the time of our lives apparently, because half of Season 14 is already history. Vancouver continues their undefeated streak, picking up another POTW title along the way, while the participants of the last three championship games have a 3-3 record at best. It’s truly been a wild ride through six weeks of gridiron action, and folks: there’s six more of them to go. Please fasten your seatbelts, and return your tray table to its full upright and locked position, sit back and enjoy the ride as we present the Players of the Week for Week 6 of Season 14!
Offensive Player of the Week
The SFL’s Offensive Player of the Week is Vancouver Legion running back Sudo Nakai – the second time this season he’s won. With 244 yards and 3 touchdowns on just 18 carries, he was clearly making plays at will. The second year back is the current League leader in rushing with 904 yards. He’ll look to break the 1000 yard mark next week against the Las Vegas Fury.
Atlanta Swarm Wide Receiver Siege Falco is this week’s Honorable Mention. He had 11 catches for 131 yards and 3 touchdowns. The 5-1 Swarm travel to Seattle to take on the Tyrants next week.
Defensive Player of the Week
Our Runner up is a member of the only undefeated team in the SFL at the moment and has made fantastic contributions as well. He is Mr. Lee Adama, Defensive Tackle of the Vancouver Legion. Mr. “Battlestar Galactica” had 4 solo tackles, 1 assist, 3 sacks and 4 tackles for loss. Who knows.. maybe he will help them win their first championship.Only time will tell! Congratulations, Lee!
Special Teams Player of the Week
While St. Louis might not have had the result they wanted at the end of the day, it wasn’t for lack of trying on the part of Chase Earl, our Special Teams Player of the Week (his second of the season, as well). Earl averaged 30.63 yards per return, taking one the 97-yard long distance back to the house for the Gladiators’ sole touchdown of the evening. St. Louis is headed to the Great Lakes to take on the Chicago Wildcats for Week 7, hoping that those winds begin to blow in their favor, bolstered by yet another a stellar performance by Chase Earl.
Wide receiver Hunter Jones of the Jacksonville Kings is our Special Teams honorable mention this week. His five kick returns averaged 38.2 yards, with his longest being a 99-yard scramble back to the house.