Revolution Players Demarcus James and Jason Holman Win IFL Awards
RICHMOND, VA.: The Richmond Revolution, along with the Indoor Football League announced their players of the week for week 11 of the IFL season. For the first time this season, the Revolution were the recipients of a weekly award, becoming the first team this season to get two in one week.
DB Demarcus James, the reigning IFL Special Teams Player of the Year, took home his first Special Teams Player of the Week honor of the season with his performance this past weekend in College Park, MD. James began the game by returning the opening kickoff 50 yards for a touchdown, his first of the season. On defense James would contribute 3.5 tackles and 2 passes defended, along with a 50 yard interception return for a touchdown as the clock expired. James is now ranked fourth overall in the IFL in All Purpose Yards with 810, and is second in the league in Kick Return yards with 612.
DE Jason Holman also took home one of the awards as the Defensive Player of the Week. Holman led the Revolution defense with five tackles, three sacks and a blocked extra point. It was the second time this season Holman has registered three sacks in a game, the first being in Bloomington in the Revolution's first ever game. Holman currently stands second in the IFL in sacks with 8, despite missing four games due to a knee injury.
TEAM PREPARES FOR FINAL GAME WITH WEST MICHIGAN
The Revolution depart tomorrow for their final overnight road trip of the regular season, an 800 mile drive to Grand Rapids, MI to face the West Michigan Thunderhawks. The Revolution have won both contests against the Thunderhawks this season, including a 46-44 victory in Grand Rapids two weekends ago.
The Revolution defense will once again have their hands full as they take on the number two scoring offense and the number one offense overall in the Thunderhawks. QB Brad Iciek is the second ranked QB in Passer Rating with 114.4 and fourth in touchdowns with 35. Iciek is also the most prolific passer in the IFL with almost 1900 yards passing, currently on pace to blow past the previous record of 3158 set by QB Tommy Jones of the El Paso Generals. The advantage in the game also comes on defense, where the West Michigan team ranks near the bottom of the league. The Thunderhawks defense allows the fourth most points per game at 52.3 points and the third most yards per game, with 244.9.
The Revolution's offense, led by QB Bryan Randall will have to continue their strong play. Scoring early and often and then running the ball to protect the lead is important, as is the need to avoid costly turnovers. Randall will once again have to rely on WR Antwun Williams (13 Touchdowns) and WR Aaron Alexander (9 Touchdowns), and the steady running of emerging RB Eugene Holloman (64 yards against West Michigan two weeks ago).
Kickoff in Grand Rapids is scheduled for 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 15th. Revolution fans unable to attend the game can watch it live on www.b2livetv.com. The team returns home the next week for a home game on Saturday May 22nd against the Rochester Raiders. Tickets are available by calling the SportsQuest membership center at (804)595-theQ (8437) or by visiting the Revolution website at www.richmondrevolution.com.
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