Defensive Player of the Week: Javicz Jones (LB, Iowa Barnstormers)
The Iowa Barnstormers slipped by the Green Bay Blizzard 27-26 in Week 8 and have quietly won four of their last five games. After allowing 70 points against Sioux Falls, Iowa has solidified their defense and allowed less than 30 points in back-to-back games. The leader of the defensive emergence is LB Javicz Jones. Jones (6'0, 230, Mary Hardin-Baylor) led the Barnstormers and was second among all IFL defensive players Week 8 with 12 tackles including 2.5 for loss. Jones also recorded one sack and one forced fumble. The former First Team All-IFL LB is now third in the IFL in total tackles with 53. Jones and the Barnstormers host the Nebraska Danger in Week 9.
Honorable Mention: Elijah Fields (DB, Sioux Falls Storm), Tony Grimes (DB, Cedar Rapids Titans), Nikolas Sierra (LB, Nebraska Danger), Norris Wrenn III (DB, Wichita Falls Nighthawks).
Special Teams Player of the Week: Justin Syrovatka (K, Sioux Falls Storm)
The Sioux Falls Storm kept their undefeated season alive in Week 8 against Cedar Rapids, taking down the Titans 46-21. K Justin Syrovatka (5'10, 200, South Dakota St.) was essential in Storm's victory as he converted a season-high six field goals. Syrovatka's six field goals tied the IFL record for second-most in a single game in IFL history. The Storm kicker also converted four extra points and in total, accounted for 22 of the Storm's 46 points on the night. After his astounding performance, Syrovatka is now tied for the IFL lead in converted field goals (9) and is fourth in the IFL in scoring (61 points). The Sioux Falls Storm host the Green Bay Blizzard in Week 9.
Honorable Mention: Rockne Belmonte (K, Wichita Falls Nighthawks), Jamal Miles (KR, Arizona Rattlers), K Sawyer Petre (K, Arizona Rattlers), Eric Thomas (KR, Nebraska Danger)