Week 13 Players of the Week Announced

Week 13 Players of the Week Announced

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Vidswap.com Players of the Week for Week 13 of the 2018 IFL season.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Drew Powell (QB, Iowa Barnstormers)

The Iowa Barnstormers edged out the Arizona Rattlers 69-68 in overtime in an instant classic matchup during Week 13. Facing fourth and goal and down by seven in overtime, Powell (6'3, Livingstone College) plowed through the Rattlers defense to tie the game. The Barnstormers then went for two where Powell found WR Brady Roland in the endzone, giving Iowa the victory. The two key plays were several of many by Powell throughout the game as he fueled Iowa's offensive attack. Powell was magnificent through the air as he completed 19 of 21 passes for 191 yards and five touchdowns. He also led Iowa on the ground, rushing for 94 yards and four touchdowns. Powell and the Iowa Barnstormers host the Green Bay Blizzard in Week 14.

Honorable Mention: Anthony Amos (WR, Arizona Rattlers), Jeff Ziemba (QB, Arizona Rattlers), Andre McDonald (WR, Green Bay Blizzard), Marques Rodgers (RB, Sioux Falls Storm)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: James Calhoun (DB, Cedar Rapids Titans)

The Cedar Rapids fell to the Sioux Falls Storm 56-45 in Week 13, however the Titans and DB James Calhoun held the Storm to the team's lowest passing yards total of the season. Coming off being named Week 12 IFL Defensive Player of the Week, Calhoun (5'11, Riverside City College) repeated his performance in Week 13.  Late in the first half, Calhoun jumped in front of a Storm pass and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown. The interception for a touchdown is Calhoun's second in as many weeks. In addition to his defensive touchdown, Calhoun was all over the field against the Storm tying an IFL season-high with 14 tackles. Calhoun and the Titans have a bye week in Week 15 before hosting the Nebraska Danger on June 2.

Honorable Mention: Raheem Bramwell (LB, Cedar Rapids Titans), Manny Asprilla (DB, Green Bay Blizzard), Keith Jones Jr. (DL, Iowa Barnstormers), Claude Davis (DL, Sioux Falls Storm

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Sawyer Petre (K, Arizona Rattlers)

The Arizona Rattlers lost a nail biter to the Iowa Barnstormers 69-68 in overtime in Week 13. In a game where even the smallest details mattered, Rattlers K Sawyer Petre was perfect. Petre (5'10, Univ. of Pugent Sound) converted both of his field goal attempts and all eight of his extra point attempts. In total, Petre contributed 14 points to the Rattlers score. The 2017 Second Team All-IFL Kicker has proven to be one of the most reliable kickers in the IFL this season as he leads the league in converted extra points (68). Petre and the Arizona Rattlers host the Nebraska Danger in Week 14. 

Honorable Mention: Dezmon Epps (KR, Arizona Rattlers), Raphael Lawson-Gayle (KR, Cedar Rapids Titans), Sheldon Augustine (KR, Iowa Barnstormers), Miles Bergner (K, Sioux Falls Storm)