Beef start their 2023 post-season vs Outlaws







 





Billings Outlaws @ Omaha Beef 

June 10, 2023 – 6:35pm CT 

Liberty First Credit Union Arena 





 


June 9, 2023    


The Omaha Beef start their Champions Bowl 8 quest and a second Champions Indoor Football championship with a semi-final battle vs Billings on Saturday June 10th at Liberty First Credit Union Arena. The undefeated Beef won both contests vs Billings. The first game of the season the Beef won 47-19 and on April 22nd in Billings they won 45-12. 


Omaha, the first team in CIF history to go undefeated in the regular season, continues to have the highest scoring offense and the best scoring defense in the CIF. In ten games the Beef are averaging 52.8 points per game (528 pts) while only giving up 21.3 points per game (213 pts). The defense can still set a few CIF season records, one for scoring defense as they are currently better than the 2017 Salina Liberty who allowed 287 points for an average of 23.9 points per game. The second is for total defense where the record currently sits at 144.5 ypg by the 2021 Wichita Force while the 2023 Beef have allowed an average of 137.9 yards per game. Third, the plus 23 turnover margin is better than the current record of +21 by the 2019 Duke City Gladiators and 2016 Texas Revolution. Another area the Beef have been great this year is in the red zone. The offense has scored on 90.2 percent of its chances (37-41) with 34 touchdowns and only one turnover. On defense, the opponent's success rate is only 53.6 percent (15-28), giving up only 14 touchdowns and creating six turnovers. 


Tommy Armstrong, 3-time Offense Player of the week, leads the offense with 294 yards of rushing (61 attempts), while Tabyus Taylor has gained 134 in four games (46.3 avg). Armstrong has thrown for 1054 yards and 29 touchdowns and only four interceptions with a completion percentage of 62.3.  Gourney Sloan leads the team with 37 catches for 497 yards and 12 touchdowns, while Devanaire Conliffe (17-171, 5 TD), Jordan Barton (6-95, 3 TD), Traveon Samuel (5-90, 2 TD), and Terrance Tolbert-McIntyre (8-105, 2 TD) around out the balanced receivers group. Paul Ortiz, 3-time Special Teams player of the week, continues to be a weapon for the Beef. Ortiz, the CIF leader in field goals and extra points percentage, has hit 9 of 17 field goals and 29 of 35 extra points.  


Omaha’s top ranked defense allows an average of 55.6 (tied 1st) rushing yards per game and average of 82.3 yards per game (1st) with a pass defensive efficiency of 77.6% (1st), and pass completion percentage of 41.6 (1st). The front three have claimed four Defensive Player of the week awards this season. JayShawn Washington (3 times) leads the Beef with 49 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 15 tackles for loss, with four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. Tamar Heart, one defensive player of the week award, is third on the team with 45 tackles and has 4.5 sacks, and 10.5 TFL. The nose tackle position has rotated between Jamar Claibourn (13 tackles, 1 sack) and Javari Nichols (11 tackles, 2 sacks). The linebacker spot has also rotated between Key James Black (33 tackles, 3 sacks) and Cameron Hunt (29 tackles, 3 sacks). The defensive backs are led by CIF leader in interceptions Dreko Statham, who claimed week 13 Defensive Player of the week. Statham’s 11 interceptions tied a Dontae Jones’ Beef single season record and is tied for second in CIF history. (12, Soloman St. Pierre, Sioux City, 2018) Omaha’s Aaron Jackson (47 tackles, 4 INT), Ponce Deleone (31 tackles, 1 INT), Trey Dudley-Giles (27 tackles, 2 INT), and Chris Perry (26 tackles, 1 INT) led the CIF with 20 interceptions as a team.  


Billings season has turned around after starting 2-6, the Outlaws have won five in a row. Shon King, who took over head coaching duties before the April 8th game against Salina, has gone 5-2. Lorenz Stefan, who started the season with Topeka, has taken over as the quarterback in the last three games for the Outlaws. Stefan has thrown 11 touchdowns and has completed 67.6 of his passes in those three games. The Billings running game uses the speed of Josh Batiste (78-330 yds, 8 TD) and the power of two-way player D’Nerius Antoine (36—165, 10 TD) to supplement the passing game with group of wide receivers' that include Kris Lewis (22-216, 5 TD), Jost Best (26-201, 5 TD) and Kalib Woods (19-221, 5 TD).  Antoine leads the defense with 75 tackles, the most in the CIF and second in the average tackles per game, while adding 12 tackles for loss.  The Outlaws are third in the CIF as a team with 15 interceptions on the season lead by Damian Francis who has four. 


OTHER NOTES2023 playoffs started last Saturday, as the Gillette Mustangs defeated the SW Kansas Storm in Gillette 40-35 and on Monday the Billings Outlaws defeated Sioux City Bandits 39-31The semi-final winners of Gillette/Salina and Billings/Omaha will meet next Saturday at the highest seed for Champions Bowl 8. 

The playoffs have returned to the Slaughterhouse! Tickets are now on sale starting at just $18.00, you can buy them by visiting the arena box office or online at Omaha Beef Football | Liberty First Credit Union Arena 

Help us pack the Slaughterhouse and be there for our quest to win the championship at home! Any questions call the Beef office at 402.346.2333 


2023 Omaha Beef Schedule (10-0) 







March 4, 6:30pm CT 





Vs Omaha Stockman (EX) 





W 71-0 





 





Billings 





Omaha 





March 10, 7pm CT 



Vs Billing Outlaws 



W 47-19 



Avg Pts Scored/G 



40.0 (5) 



52.8 (1) 





March 18, 6pm CT 



@ Southwest Kansas 



W 68-15 



Avg Pts Allow/G 



36.0 (3) 



21.3 (1) 





April 1, 7pm CT 



@ Topeka Tropics 



60-22 



Total Offense/G 



183.5 (5) 



202.2 (3) 





April 8, 7pm CT 



Vs Gillette Mustangs 



W 52-29 



Total Defense/G 



186.8 (3) 



137.9 (1) 





April 15, 6:35pm CT 



@ Salina Liberty 



W 36-31 



Turnover Margin 



+1 (4) 



+23 (1) 





April 22,7:30pm CT 



@ Billings Outlaws 



W 45-12 



 



 



 





April 29, 6:30pm CT 



Vs Rapid City Marshals 



W 62-12 



Home Record 



5-1 



5-0 





May 6, 7pm CT 



@ Sioux City Bandits 



W 48-45 



Road Record 



2-3 



5-0 





May 13, 7pm CT 



Vs Topeka Tropics 



W 66-13 



All-time Record 



Outlaws led series 13-5 





May 27, 6:30pm CT 



Vs Sioux City Bandits 



W 44-15 



Last Meeting 



April 22, 2023 – Omaha 45-12 





June 10, 6:30pm CT 



Vs TBA (semi-finals) 



 



 



 

(CIF rank after week 13) 

 

Projected Starters 







 





Omaha Beef 





 





Billings 





 





QB 



#10 Tommy Armstrong 



86-138, 1054 yds 29 TD 4 INT 

Rush: 61-294yds 17 TD 



#10 Lorenz Stefan 



101-168, 1121 yds, 28 TD’s 

Rush: 7- 24, 2 TD  





RB 



#20 Tabyus Taylor 



Rush: 37-134 yds, 2 TD 

Rec: 5-65, 2 TD 



#41 Josh Batiste 



Rush: 78-330, 8 TD 

Rec: 20-133, 4 TD 





WR 



#80 Terrance Tolbert-McIntyre 



Rec: 5-71 yds, 2 TD 



#3 Kris Lewis 



Rec: 22-216 yds, 5 TD 

Rush: 2-4 yds, 0 TD 





WR 



#5 Devanaire Conliffe 



Rec: 17-171 YDS 5 TD 

Rush: 8-71 YDS 2 TD 



#0 Josh Best 



Rec: 26-201 yds, 5 TD 

Rush: 5-10, 0 TD 





WR 



#8 Gourney Sloan 



Rec: 37-497 YDS 12 TD 

Rush: 10-60 yds 



#18 Kalib Woods 



Rec: 19-221 yds, 5 TD 

 





OL 



#50 Olu’kayode Akinmoladun 



sack allowed 



#71 Joshua Frazier 



13 sacks allowed 





OL 



#70 Reggie Patrick 



 



#99 Richard Ramirez 



 





OL 



#68 Clifford Porter Jr 



 



#79 Ken Williams 



Rec: 2-14, 1 TD 





 



 



 



 



 





DL 



#2 JayShawn Washington 



49 TACK, 8.5 Sacks, 15.0 TFL, 2 PB, 4 FR, 4 FF,2BK 



#42 Ellis Parr 



tack, 1 sack, 1.5 tfl, 1 qbh 





DL 



#15 Tamar Heart 



45 TACK, 4.5 Sacks, 10.5 TFL, 1 INT, 5 PB, 1 FF, 1 FR, 1 BK 



#72 Jude Sampson 



13 tack, 1 sack, 3 tfl 





DL 



#55 Jamar Claibourn 



13 TACK, 1 Sacks, 2TFL 



#98 Donta Marshall 



15 tack, .5 sack, 2.5 tfl, 2 pb 





LB 



#11 Key James Black 



33 TACK, 3 Sacks, 4 TFL, 1PB, 2 FR 



#2 D’Nerius Antoine 



75 tack, 3.5 sacks, 12.0 TFL, 2 PB, 4 qbh, 2 FF 





DB 



#3 Chris Perry 



26 TACK, 4 TFL, 1 INT, 3 PB 



#1 Kendell Jefferson 



28 tack, 1 TFL, 2 INT, 4 PB 





DB 



#4 Aaron Jackson 



47 TACK, 1 TFL, 4 INT, 5 PB, 1 FR 



#8 Jamario Benson 



6 TACK, 1 PB, 1 FR 





DB 



#6 Dreko Statham 



39 TACK, 11 INT, 2 PB 



#9 Davonte Brown 



16 TACK, 2 TFL, 1 INT, 1 FR 





DB 



#21 Trey Dudley-Giles 



27 TACK, 2 INT, 7 PB 



#7 Damian Francis 



42 tack, 4 INT, 3 PB, 2 FF 





 



 



 



 



 





K 



#16 Paul Ortiz 



9-17 FG, 29-35 PAT Kick 



#16 Billy Perry 



1-5 FG, 7-13 PAT kick 

 

CIF Player of the Week Awards- 

Tommy Armstrong (3)– Week 2, Week 10, Week 11 - Offensive 

JayShawn Washington (3)– Week 3, Week 6, Week 8 - Defensive 

Paul Ortiz (3)– Week 5, Week 7, Week 13 - Special Teams  

Dre’Sonte Dorton (1)– Week 3 - Special Teams 

Tamar Heart (1) - Week 11 - Defensive 

 

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2023 Billings Outlaws (7-4) 
  







Mar 10, 2023 





at Omaha Beef 





L 









Mar 20, 2023 



TOPEKA TROPICS 



W 







Mar 27, 2023 



RAPID CITY MARSHALS 



W 







Apr 01, 2023 



at Gillette Mustangs 



L 







Apr 08, 2023 



at Salina Liberty 



L 







Apr 22, 2023 



OMAHA BEEF 



L 







Apr 29, 2023 



SW KANSAS STORM 



W 







May 06, 2023 



at Topeka Tropics 



W 







May 13, 2023 



GILLETTE MUSTANGS 



W 







May 20, 2023 



at Rapid City Marshals 



W 







Jun 05, 2023 



SIOUX CITY BANDITS 



W 







Jun 10, 2023 



at Omaha Beef 



 



 

 

vs Billings Outlaws (5-13) 







  





Date 





Opponent 





  





Score 





Site 





 



5/18/2002 



at Billings Outlaws 



L 



53-66 



Billings, MT 





 



4/26/2003 



at Billings Outlaws 



L 



18-34 



Billings, MT 





 



4/17/2004 



at Billings Outlaws 



L 



33-37 



Billings, MT 





 



5/29/2004 



BILLINGS OUTLAWS 



L 



50-57 



Omaha, NE 





p 



2004-18 



BILLINGS OUTLAWS 



L 



59-68 



Omaha, NE 





* 



4/8/2007 



at Billings Outlaws 



W 



36-20 



Billings, Montana 





* 



5/26/2007 



BILLINGS OUTLAWS 



L 



34-41 



Omaha 





* 



6/9/2007 



at Billings Outlaws 



L 



13-43 



Billings, Montana 





p 



7/21/2007 



at Billings Outlaws 



L 



27-62 



Billings, Montana 





* 



3/8/2008 



at Billings Outlaws 



L 



37-70 



Billings, Montana 





* 



5/17/2008 



BILLINGS OUTLAWS 



L 



40-61 



Omaha, NE. 





p 



6/21/2008 



at Billings Outlaws 



L 



30-47 



Billings, Montana 





 



4/4/2009 



at Billings Outlaws 



L 



40-52 



Billings, Montana 





 



4/18/2009 



BILLINGS OUTLAWS 



W 



48-33 



Omaha, NE 





p 



7/11/2009 



BILLINGS OUTLAWS 



W 



48-45 



Omaha, NE 





 



4/23/2022 



BILLINGS OUTLAWS 



L 



41-47 



Ralston, NE 





* 



3/10/2023 </