Law Host Kansas Koyotes in Regular-Season Finale
June 6, 2014 - Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) - Dodge City Law News Release
The Dodge City Law will play their final game of the regular season on Saturday night when they take on the Kansas Koyotes at United Wireless Arena.
The Law (7-4) are already locked-in as the fourth seed in the CPIFL Playoffs and will not move up or down regardless of the outcome against Kansas (1-10.) But, the game still has importance for the Law as they prepare for their first playoff appearance on June 14.
"This game won't change anything as far as our playoff seed goes," Law Head Coach Sean Ponder said. "But, we still want to go out there and get a victory to close out our regular-season schedule. Our fans have been so good to us during our inaugural season and we want to return the favor by going out and performing well for them on Saturday. We also want to build up some momentum as we enter the playoffs."
On April 26, when the Law traveled to Topeka to play the Koyotes, the Law came away from the game with a 33-12 win. Since then, though, the Kansas has improved as a team and showed that they are capable of competing in the CPIFL by winning at home last week against the Oklahoma Defenders.
Earlier this week two of Kansas' players received CPIFL Player of the Week honors for their efforts against Oklahoma. Quarterback Stanley Jennings threw 232 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also rushed for 63 yards and four touchdowns. On special teams, Tarell Downing averaged 32.0 yards per kick return on six returns for a total of 162 yards and a touchdown.
"Kansas has obviously had their fair share of struggles this year, but they haven't given up," Ponder said. "They're hungry and they are eager to get another win. I am sure they would like nothing better than to get a win against a playoff team in the last game of the season. Our job is to make sure that doesn't happen."
Ponder said the keys to the game for his team are protecting the quarterback and getting the running game going.
"Against Wichita two weeks ago Josh (Floyd) got knocked around pretty good," Ponder said. "That isn't to say that the offensive line played poorly in that game, but we just have to keep Josh out of situations where the defense might be able to get a shot at him."
"If we are able to run the ball as well as we are capable of, that will take a lot of pressure off him," Ponder added.
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