EFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Javicz Jones (LB, Iowa Barnstormers)
The Iowa Barnstormers slipped by the Green Bay Blizzard 27-26 in Week 8 and have quietly won four of their last five games. After allowing 70 point against Sioux Falls, Iowa has solidified their defense and allowed less than 30 points in back-to-back games. The leader of the defensive emergence is LB Javicz Jones. Jones (6'0,230, Mary Hardin-Baylor) led the Barnstormers and was second among all IFL defensive players Week 8 with 12 tackles including 2.5 for loss. Jones also recorded one sack and one forced fumble.. The former First Team All-IFL LB is now third in the IFL in total tackles with 53. Jones and the Barnstormers host the Nebraska Danger in Week 9.