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IFL Week 12 Players of the Week Announced

May 15, 2019 - Indoor Football League (IFL) News Release

e Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the Players of the Week for Week 12 of the 2019 IFL season.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Daquan Neal (QB, Iowa Barnstormers)

e Iowa Barnstormers slipped by the Quad City Steamwheelers, on the final play of the game, 59-56 in Week 12 and now move to 9-1 on the season. With no time remaining in the game, Iowa Barnstormers QB Daquan Neal jumped over the goal line, fumbled but then recovered the fumble for the game winning touchdown. e winning touchdown capped off a tremendous night where Neal completed 14 of 17 passes for 199 yards and four touchdowns. e dual-threat quarterback also led the Barnstormers in rushing yards with 74 and added five rushing touchdowns in the game. e five rushing touchdowns tie for the second most in the IFL this season. Neal and the Iowa Barnstormer travel to take on the Green Bay Blizzard in Week 13.

Honorable Mention: Kezlow Smith (WR, Green Bay Blizzard), Ryan Balentine (WR, Iowa Barnstormers), E.J Hilliard (QB, Quad City Steamwheelers), Quinton Pedroza (WR, Quad City Steamwheelers), Mike Jones (RB, Tucson Sugar Skulls)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Rayshawn Henderson (DL, Tucson Sugar Skulls)

A strong fourth quarter helped the Tucson Sugar Skulls shoot past the San Diego Strike Force 65-48 in Week 12. DL Rayshawn Henderson proved to be the catalyst to helping spur the Sugar Skulls strong fourth quarter. In a back and forth game to that point, Sugar Skulls DL Rayshawn Henderson grabbed an interception off a tipped pass from Strike Force QB Jihad Vercher. Two plays later Henderson's game changing interception helped the Sugar Skulls build a ten point lead over the Strike Force. Henderson also had a sack at the end of the game that sealed any comeback attempt by the Strike Force. Henderson finished the game with five tackles, one sack and one interception. e Sugar Skulls travel to face the Bismarck Bucks in Week 13.

Honorable Mention:,Dayshawn Taylor (LB, Green Bay Blizzard), Treyvon Williams (LB, Iowa Barnstormers), Ralph Harvey (LB, San Diego Strike Force),Lorenzo White (DB, Sioux Falls Storm), Micah Eugene (DB, Tucson Sugar Skulls),

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Malcolm Goines (DL, Sioux Falls Storm)

e Sioux Falls Storm held off the Green Bay Blizzard 44-37 in Week 12, moving to 8-2 on the season and clinching a spot in the 2019 IFL playoffs. e Storm's seven point victory was aided by the stellar special teams play of DL Malcolm Goines. e first defensive linemen to be awarded Special Teams Player of the Week this season, Goines blocked a long field goal attempt by Green Bay and then recovered the ball for a touchdown. e touchdown was the Storm's first of the night and proved to be the difference in the final score. Goines finished his night with three tackles as well. e Sioux Falls Storm host the Nebraska Danger in Week 13.

Honorable Mention: Edward Ruhnke (K, Green Bay Blizzard), Ernesto Lacayo (K, San Diego Strike Force), Parker Douglass (K, Sioux Falls Storm), Jeremiah Harris (KR, Tucson Sugar Skulls), Josh Gable (K, Tucson Sugar Skulls)

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