Week 14 Players of the Week Announced

Week 14 Players of the Week Announced

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 14 of the 2017 IFL season.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Travis Partridge (QB, Iowa Barnstormers)

The Iowa Barnstormers improved their impressive winning streak to eight games after edging conference rival Wichita Falls Nighthawks 50-47 in a key Week 14 matchup. The win over Wichita Falls gives Iowa a game lead in the playoff race with only four weeks left in the season. Barnstormers QB Travis Partridge again perfectly executed a game winning drive that used the final three minutes and was punctuated by a Kenton Chun 18 yard FG with only two seconds remaining. In addition to his game-winning drive, Partridge put the Barnstormers in position to score all night long. He finished the game with seven total touchdowns (five passing, two rushing) while passing for 150 yards and rushing for 44.  Partridge now leads all IFL rushers with 20 rushing touchdowns. The Barnstormers host the Green Bay Blizzard in Week 15.

Honorable Mention: Demarius Washington (WR, Wichita Falls Nighthawks), Darrell Monroe (RB, Arizona Rattlers), Rolandan Finch (RB, Sioux Falls Storm), Chris Robinson (WR, Salt Lake Screaming Eagles)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Justin Shirk (LB, Arizona Rattlers)

The Arizona Rattlers won their fourth consecutive game in Week 14, shooting down the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles 63-33. The Rattlers defense continues to strengthen as they have now held teams to 35 or less points in four consecutive games. LB Justin Shirk helped shut down the strong Screaming Eagles passing game as he was in the backfield all night long. Shirk broke through the Screaming Eagles offensive line multiple times, finishing with 2.5 sacks. Shirk also tied for the team lead in tackles with 8 and led the team in tackles for loss with 3.5. The Arizona Rattlers look to increase their hold on the top spot in the Intense Conference as they face second place Nebraska in Week 15.

Honorable Mention: Eze Obiora (DL, Nebraska Danger), Tyrell Pearson (DB, Green Bay Blizzard), Carlif Taylor (DL, Cedar Rapids Titans), Antonio Marshall (DB, Colorado Crush)

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Chris Robinson (WR/KR, Salt Lake Screaming Eagles)

After winning their last two games, the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles could not complete the trifecta, falling to Arizona 63-33. A bright spot on the team, however, came from the explosive play of WR/KR Chris Robinson. Robinson slashed his way through both the Rattlers defense and special teams units all night long. The Screaming Eagles WR/KR finished with 241 all-purpose yards on the night, third highest in the IFL this season. In addition he added 149 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Robinson scored four of Salt Lake's five touchdowns on the night. He also added 92 kick return yards. The Salt Lake Screaming Eagles host the Cedar Rapids Titans in Week 15.

Honorable Mention: Daniel Lindsey (KR, Colorado Crush), Josh Gable (K, Nebraska Danger), Latavious Willis (KR, Sioux Falls Storm), Rockne Belmonte (K, Wichita Falls Nighthawks)