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WEEK 9 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK ANNOUNCED
Standout Offensive, Defensive, and Special Teams Performers Honored
Richmond, VA: The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Week 9 Vidswap.com Players of the Week.
Offensive Player of the Week: Marcus Jackson (QB, Texas Revolution)
For the second time in three weeks, Marcus Jackson earns Offensive Player of the Week. Jackson (6'1, 215, TCU) led the Revolution offense to the highest scoring output in a single game thus far in 2013, defeating the Cedar Rapids Titans 82-72. Jackson completed 15 of 20 passes for 179 yards and 3 touchdowns, adding 11 rushes for 78 yards and 6 rushing scores. It was not only a prolific day for Jackson but also efficient, as he and the Revolution offense did not turn the ball over the entire game. The Revolution have now won 3 of their last 4 games to even their record to 3-3. The second half of the United Conference season will be exciting as four of the five teams are within 2 games of each other in the standings. Next up, the Revolution host the Nebraska Danger in a rematch of Week 8 in which the Danger squeaked out a 53-50 win.
Defensive Player of the Week: Greg Jackson (LB, Colorado Ice)
Greg Jackson becomes the second Colorado Ice player to earn weekly honors in 2013 (RB James Jones Week 2). Defense was the name of the game for the Ice in a 32-12 victory over the Nebraska Danger. Jackson (6'1, 218, Memphis) made his presence felt on Saturday night, tallying 10 tackles (1 for loss), 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery which he returned 31 yards for a touchdown. The turning point of the game occurred in the 3rd quarter with the teams tied 12-12 when Danger QB Jameel Sewell bobbled a shotgun snap. Jackson was in the right place at the right time to recover the fumble and sprint down the sideline for the defensive touchdown. With the victory, the Ice take sole possession of 1st place in the Intense Conference and revenge their only loss of the season, which came at the hands of the Danger in Week 4. In that game the Danger offense lit up the scoreboard for 73 points, a far cry from the 12 they scored on Saturday night. The Ice will travel to Sioux Falls to take on the Storm in Week 10.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Frankie Solomon Jr. (KR, Texas Revolution)
Similarly to teammate Marcus Jackson, for the second time in three weeks Frankie Solomon Jr. earns weekly honors. In Week 7, Solomon took home Defensive Player of the Week, this time around, he is recognized for his performance on Special Teams. Solomon (5'11, 185, New Mexico) dazzled the home fans, covering 168 yards on 7 kickoff returns, 2 of which he took all the way for touchdowns. Thus far in 2013, Solomon ranks 3rd in kickoff return yards (350) and 1st in return touchdowns (3). He continued his solid play on defense as well, registering 4 tackles and an interception, adding to his league leading 5 on the season. The Revolution will rely on their proven playmaker as they make a push for a playoff spot in the second half of the season.
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