Law Earn Road Win over Kansas, 33-12
April 29, 2014 - Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) - Dodge City Law News Release
The Dodge City Law rose to fourth place in the CPIFL standings following a 33-12 victory over the Kansas Koyotes on Saturday night at Landon Arena in Topeka.
Law running back Dominique Carson scored the first points of the game when he got into the end zone on a 14-yard run with 3:45 left in the first quarter.
On the ensuing possession, Law defensive lineman Marquis George intercepted a pass from Kansas quarterback Carlos Cavanagh and returned it four yards to the Kansas 11-yard line. Three plays later, Dodge City capitalized on the turnover when quarterback Josh Floyd threw a 6-yard touchdown to wide receiver Brandon Venson.
Several minutes into the second quarter, a field goal attempt by Kansas kicker Derek Doerfler was blocked by Dodge City's Walner Leander and returned 23 yards for a touchdown by Cashmin Thomas, which gave the Law a 19-0 lead.
Kansas started the following drive at midfield after an errant kick by Law kicker Jared Wood. Seven plays and twenty-five yards later, wide receiver Wayne Shepard caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Carlos Cavanagh.
Just before halftime, Law running back Dominique Carson scored his second touchdown of the game on a 2-yard carry to give Dodge City a 26-6 lead going into the break.
With 5:56 left to go in the game, Kansas pulled to within two touchdowns of the Law when quarterback Carlos Cavanagh found wide receiver for a 9-yard touchdown pass.
Though they held an insurmountable lead, the Law did not relent on their final drive. At the end of the 9 play, 42-yard drive, quarterback Josh Floyd hit saw wide receiver David Lewis in the end zone. Floyd's 9-yard pass to the big-bodied receiver looked to be uncatchable, but Lewis was somehow able to get two hands on it before it fell behind the end zone wall.
Despite coming away with a 19-point victory, Law Head Coach Sean Ponder said the offense was never really able to get things going.
"Offensively, we played okay, but we didn't do great," Ponder said. "We were just never really able to get into the flow."
Ponder added that inconsistent play from the offensive line and a mediocre performance by quarterback Josh Floyd kept the offense from flourishing.
One bright spot for the Law was the play of the defense, which is now led by Todd Middleton, the defensive line coach and defensive coordinator.
"The defense played their best game of the year tonight," Ponder said. "They were able to force some turnovers and they held Kansas to only 79 yards of total offense. Coach Middleton and his men deserve a lot of credit for tonight's win. "
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