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McNear Receives CPIFL Player of the Week

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McNear Receives CPIFL Player of the Week

Omaha Beef pick up third Offensive Player of the Week award

May 8, 2013

Lawrence, KS. – As CPIFL teams make their final push to the playoffs, individual performances become more important. This week, the CPIFL recognizes three players whose teams earned important victories in Week 9.

Offensive Player of the Week: James McNear, Omaha Beef
McNear and the Beef (6-1) continued their winning ways in Week 9 with a 68-13 victory over Mid-Missouri. McNear completed 16-of-20 passes for 111 yards and five touchdowns. McNear also added 41 yards and a touchdown on the ground in the game. McNear is second in the league with 26 touchdown passes. The Beef host Lincoln in a heated rivalry game on Saturday.

Defensive Player of the Week: Justice Scales, Salina Bombers
Scales tied a league record with three interceptions in Salina’s 55-31 victory at the Kansas Koyotes in Week 9. It was the third victory in a row for Salina and moved their record to 5-2 on the year. Scales returned two of the interceptions for touchdowns. He also recorded seven tackles. The Bombers victory set up a huge game in Wichita on Saturday night as both teams are battling for playoff position.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Max Martin, Sioux City Bandits
For the second time this year, Max Martin kicked his way to the Special Teams Player of the Week award. Martin connected on 3-of-5 field goals and 6-of-6 extra points in the Bandits 51-42 victory over Kansas City. The field goals measured 41, 24, and 22 yards. Martin is ranked second amongst kickers in the league in scoring with 59 points. Sioux City (5-2) hosts Mid-Missouri on Saturday.

Week 10 of the CPIFL season kicks-off with Bloomington hosting Kansas City on Friday night. On Saturday, Wichita hosts Salina, Kansas visits Oklahoma, Mid-Missouri visits Sioux City, and Lincoln travels to Omaha.

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