Law Clinch Playoff Berth with Win, 56-33 over Oklahoma
May 12, 2014 - Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) - Dodge City Law News Release
The Dodge City Law defeated the Oklahoma Defenders on Saturday night and by doing so guaranteed themselves a winning season and a spot in the CPIFL playoffs.
The Law led 21-9 at the end of the first quarter following two-rushing touchdowns by quarterback Josh Floyd and a passing touchdown from Floyd to running back Dominique Carson.
Oklahoma running back Kingjack Washington scored his second touchdown of the game with 9:08 left in the second quarter on a 1-yard run.
Dodge City had three-rushing touchdowns in the second quarter, including scores by Floyd, Carson, and running back James Cody.
At halftime, the Law held a firm 23-point lead and were able to put the game out of reach for Oklahoma by midway through the third quarter.
A 3-yard touchdown pass from Bo Bartik to Isiah Anderson pulled Oklahoma to within 16 points five minutes into the second half, but Floyd, the Law quarterback, then threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Mo Young and a 7-yard touchdown pass to Carson.
Kingjack Washington scored his third touchdown of the night for the Defenders with :08 left in the third quarter, but neither team would add to the 56-33 score.
Law Head Coach Sean Ponder said that he felt good about how his team responded to the pressure of having a playoff spot at stake.
"We got a solid effort from the offense, defense, and special teams tonight," Ponder said. "This is probably the first time all season that we have been able to get all three units to play two strong halves."
Earlier in the season the Law offensive line played inconsistently and often allowed an unacceptable number of sacks, but they have begun to gel and play well as a group.
"The importance of good offensive-line play is often overlooked," Ponder said. "But, anybody that knows about football will tell you that your ability to do anything on offense depends in large part to how the guys up front play. Our guys have done really well in the past few games and they are a big reason for us having played so well as a team during the last few games."
Ponder added that, as a team, the Law are playing their best football of the season.
"I think everybody is starting to get on the same page," Ponder said. "We still have two very important games left to play and then the playoffs, so we are peaking at a good time."
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