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WEEK 3 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 3 Vidswap.com Players of the Week. With a full slate of games, Week 3 will go down as one of the most exciting weekends of IFL football in recent memory. Three of the four contests were decided in the final minutes of play. Week 3 also featured the end of the Sioux Falls Stormís historic 21-game winning streak.
Offensive Player of the Week: James Jones (RB, Colorado Ice)
Itís a safe bet that every time the Colorado Ice and Tri-Cities Fever play, it goes down to the wire. Five of their seven matchups have been decided by six points or less. Friday night was no different as James Jones (5í5, 175, Northern Colorado) scored the game winning touchdown with 14 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter to the give the Ice a 42-38 victory over the Fever. What Jones lacks in size, he makes up for with heart and quickness. Jones shouldered the load for the Ice, tallying 17 carries for 65 yards and catching 2 passes for 35 yards while reaching the end zone twice. It seems as though this IFL veteran will be the focal point of the Ice offense in 2013.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Marcus Barnett (KR, Nebraska Danger)
The Nebraska Danger pulled off a huge upset, knocking off the two-time defending United Bowl Champion Sioux Falls Storm, 30-21. The loss was the Stormís first since 6/11/2011 and snapped a 21-game winning streak. Kick Returner Marcus Barnett (6í2, 185, Cincinnati) started the party early on Saturday, returning the opening kickoff 58 yards for a touchdown. A defensive battle throughout, Barnettís return TD was the lone touchdown scored in the game until midway through the 3rd quarter. Barnett finished the game with 2 returns for 74 yards, contributing on offense as well with 3 catches for 31 yards. With the Colorado Ice coming to town this weekend, there is not much time for the Danger to celebrate the big win.