Darlene Jones Franchise of the Year – Bismarck Bucks
This award is given to the best overall franchise during the season. Attendance, public relations, marketing, efforts to improve the CIF , performance on the field, community involvement and overall participation and representation of the CIF were all taken into consideration.
Executive of the Year – Stephanie Tucker, Amarillo Venom
This award is given to the CIF Team Owner, General Manager, or Front Office Employee that performed above and beyond for the 2017 season. Team management and guidance, participation on league matters, sales, leadership, efforts to improve the CIF, and overall representation of their respective team and the CIF.
Best Fan Base – Omaha Beef
This award is given to the team with the most attended games, fans that showed the most enthusiasm, character, energy, and overall appreciation for their team.
Game Operations – Texas Revolution
This award is given to the team that did the best job with game presentation including; half-time shows, giveaways, music, on-field promotions, etc.
Dance Team – Omaha Beef
This award is given to the team that is considered to have the most talented cheer/dance team. Factors that were taken into consideration were uniforms, class, routines, and crowd interaction.
Community Relations – Duke City Gladiators
This award is given to the team that exemplified outstanding service and dedication to their surrounding community.
Media Relations – Bismarck Buck
This award is given to the team that had outstanding performance in media relations for the 2017 season.
Coach of the Year – Erv Strohbeen, Sioux City
This award is given to the coach that did the best overall job with his team both on and off the field.
League MVP – Donovan Porterie, Duke City Gladiators
249/398, 62.5% completion percentage, 2,784 yards passing, 60 TD, 14 INT, 3 rushing TD
Offensive Player of the Year – Clinton Solomon, Texas Revolution
66 receptions, 860 yards receiving, 26 touchdowns
Defensive Player of the Year – Devon Bridges, Sioux City
63 tackles, 12 sacks, 20 TFL, 3 Forced Fumbles, 1 Fumble Recovery, 3 Pass Breakups
Special Teams Player of the Year – Jacob Felton, Amarillo
12/23 FG, 52.1%, 81/83 Extra Points, 97.6%, 117 Points
Rookie of the Year – Michael Dyer, Texas Revolution
601 yards rushing, 20 TD, 257 yards receiving, 5 TD, 735 KR yards, 4 return TD, 1,593 all purpose yards
Watch the 2017 Championship Game LIVE on Pluto.TV 7:05 pm CST
The 2017 Champions Indoor Football league season concludes Friday, June 23rd when the southern conference champions the Texas Revolution host the northern conference champions the Omaha Beef in what promises to be an exciting finish. Champions Bowl III is scheduled to kickoff at 7:05 pm CST, and can be watched live on http://pluto.tv/watch/cif