Bradly Chavez Named Arena Football League2 JLS Ironman of the Week
Manchester, NH-Manchester Wolves wide receiver and linebacker Bradly Chavez has been selected as the JLS Ironman of the Week by the af2 league office, and it is the second time this season that he has been so honored. "It's good to get the recognition, but I don't worry about my stats," said Chavez, who was a force on both offense and defense in the Wolves win over the Albany Conquest last week. "I'm just trying to get into the playoffs as a team and then go as far as we can." Chavez, who played for the Alabama Steeldogs in 2006-07 after a standout career at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and is in his first season with the Wolves, was also tabbed as the JLS Ironman of the Week by the league following his stellar performance on both sides of the ball in Manchester's upset of the division-leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers in week number 9 of the season. In last week's important win, Chavez earned superlatives as both the Schutt Offensive Player of the Game and the JLS Ironman of the Game. With 13 games in the books, Chavez has been voted the Schutt Offensive Player of the Game twice, the Cutters Catch of the Game three times, and the JLS Ironman of the Game five times. Chavez has been instrumental in the Wolves turnaround from 1-6 to their current 6-7 record, which has put them in contention for the playoffs with three games still to play in the regular season. Opposing teams recognize that they have to be aware of where Chavez is on the field at all times. "I've noticed on defense that certain teams play me differently now," he said. "I don't notice it as much on offense but once in a while they will double cover me. We've got three great starting receivers (Chavez, Steven Savoy, and Emery Sammons) and then David Bailey is also great coming off the bench, so it's not so different on offense. But on defense, the teams are playing me differently a lot more on screens and runs to keep me in the box." The other players honored as the league's best this week are Schutt Offensive Player of the Week Nick Davila of the Spokane Shock, Cutters Catch of the Week winner Raul Vijil of the Shock, and the ADT Defensive Player of the Week Royce Morgan of the Mahoning Valley Thunder. The Wolves have a bye week over the Fourth of July Holiday weekend and then return home to Brady Sullivan Field at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday July 12th to take on division foe the Mahoning Valley Thunder (3-10) in a game crucial to their playoff hopes. Tickets are still available for the Wolves remaining two home games, on the 12th and on Saturday, July 26th against the Corpus Christi Sharks and may be purchased by clicking on [email protected] or by calling the Wolves office at 603-627-9653.
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