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Week 8 IFL Players of the Week Announced
The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Players of the Week for Week 8.

Offensive Players of the Week: Chris Dixon (QB, Sioux Falls Storm)week8chrisdixon

The Sioux Falls Storm improved to 6-0 with a dominating 78-47 victory over the winless Green Bay Blizzard (0-6).  The Storm offense was hitting on all cylinders for the second game in a row (164 points, 82 ppg).  Four-Time United Bowl Champion QB Chris Dixon is this week’s Offensive Player of the Week.  During the contest, Dixon completed 19 of 27 passes for 207 yards and 8 TDs, adding 15 yards on 3 carries and a score.  The only setback for Dixon and the Storm offense came in the 3rd quarter when Dixon threw his first INT of the season.  He now has a 26:1 TD:INT ratio.  Dixon currently leads the League in completion percentage (60.9%), passing yards (1003), and TD passes (26).  Next up, Sioux Falls hosts the Wyoming Cavalry.

Honorable Mention:
Jeremiah Oates (WR, Sioux Falls Storm)
Jameel Sewell (QB, Nebraska Danger)
Ramonce Taylor (WR, Texas Revolution)
Lucien Walker (RB, Green Bay Blizzard)

week8coreysampleDefensive Player of the Week: Corey Sample (DB, Colorado Ice)

The Colorado Ice (4-2) got the best of the Tri-Cities Fever (1-5) on Sunday, 55-28.  After a 1-2 start to the season, the Colorado Ice have won three straight, pulling to within ½ a game of the Intense Conference leading Nebraska Danger.  The Ice’s defensive unit has provided the spark of late, currently allowing only 36.8 points per game (2nd in IFL).  A long time member of the Ice’s vaunted defensive is DB Cory Sample.  During the game, Sample registered 6 tackles, 1 pass breakup, and 1 INT, which he returned 50 yards for a TD.  The stingy Ice defensive secondary leads the League in pass yards allowed per game (135.3), is 2nd in INTs (9), and T-1st in defensive TDs (3).  This weekend Colorado heads to Texas for a tough road matchup with the Revolution.    

Honorable Mention:
Tyler Knight (LB, Sioux Falls Storm)
Danny Mason (LB, Texas Revolution)
Jahmil Taylor (DB, Wyoming Cavalry)
De’Markus Washington (DB, Bemidji Axemen)

Special Teams Player of the Week: Joe Houston (K, Nebraska Danger)week8joehouston

In one of the stranger games in IFL history, the Nebraska Danger (5-2) escaped with a 35-33 victory over the Texas Revolution (2-3).  The Revs jumped out to a 13-0 lead early in the first quarter.  However, an injury to starting QB Jimmy Coy forced Texas to utilize a combination of WRs Clinton Solomon and Ramonce Taylor at the position.  The Danger capitalized on the Revs misfortune, scoring 29 unanswered points to take a 16 point lead into halftime.  Rallying behind Taylor, the Revs went on a 17-0 run to start the second half, taking the lead, 30-29, with 10:30 left in the fourth quarter.  The teams alternated field goals to give the Revs a 33-32 lead with 1:48 left.  Danger kicker Joe Houston was given the opportunity to put Nebraska ahead with 31 seconds remaining in the game.  Unfortunately, his 29-yard field goal attempt sailed wide, seemingly sealing a victory for the Revolution.  Still having all 3 of their timeouts, the Danger stopped the Revs on three straight plays, setting up a 4th and 1 for the Revolution at the 14-yard line.  Instead of attempting a field goal which would put the team up 4 or pin the Danger offense deep in their own territory, the Revs opted to go for the conversion.  The Danger stuffed the QB sneak attempt giving the ball back to the offense with 16 seconds remaining.  With a chance for redemption, Houston drilled a 16-yard game winning field goal to give the Danger a 35-33 victory.  The Danger have a bye in Week 9 and will return to action in Week 10 against the Wyoming Cavalry.

Honorable Mention:
Zeke Arevalo (K, Texas Revolution)
Harcourt Farquharson (KR, Colorado Ice)
Tory Harrison (KR, Sioux Falls Storm)
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