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2017 Champions Indoor Football season
League Champions Indoor Football
Sport Indoor football
Duration February 25 – June 3
Regular season
Season champions Amarillo Venom
Season MVP Donovan Porterie (Duke City Gladiators)
Playoffs
North Conference champions Omaha Beef
  North Conference runners-up Sioux City Bandits
South Conference champions Texas Revolution
  South Conference runners-up Amarillo Venom
Champions Bowl III
Finals champions Texas Revolution
  Runners-up Omaha Beef
Champions Bowl III [[|MVP]] Clinton Solomon (TEX)
Champions Indoor Football seasons
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The 2017 Champions Indoor Football season was the third season of the CIF. It started on February 25, when the Omaha Beef traveled to Iowa, losing to the Sioux City Bandits 63–44. The regular season concluded on Saturday, June 3. This was the first season in which four teams per conference advanced to the Champions Bowl playoffs, with the top seed in each conference hosting their conference's fourth seed, and second seeds hosting third seeds in the first round.

The league champion was the Texas Revolution, who defeated the Beef 59–49 in Champions Bowl III. The season MVP was Duke City Gladiators quarterback Donovan Porterie, and the Champions Bowl MVP was Revolution wide receiver Clinton Solomon.

League changesEdit

New Teams Bismarck Bucks, CenTex Cavalry, Kansas City Phantoms, River City Raiders, West Michigan Ironmen
Renamed / Relocated Teams Mesquite Marshals → Dallas Marshals
Defunct / Departed Teams Chicago Eagles, River City Raiders, San Angelo Bandits
Total Teams 14

StandingsEdit

North Conference
view · talk · edit W L PCT PF PA
x–Sioux City Bandits 9 3 .750 704 599
y–Omaha Beef 7 5 .583 561 562
y–Bloomington Edge 7 5 .583 598 560
y–Bismarck Bucks 5 7 .417 540 569
Kansas City Phantoms 4 8 .333 499 594
West Michigan Ironmen 4 8 .333 569 570
Salina Liberty 1 11 .083 403 546
South Conference
W L PCT PF PA
z–Amarillo Venom 9 3 .750 758 639
y-Texas Revolution 8 4 .667 716 584
y-Dodge City Law[lower-alpha 1] 7 5 .583 631 575
y-Duke City Gladiators 7 5 .583 663 513
Wichita Force 7 5 .583 567 481
Dallas Marshals 7 5 .583 500 512
CenTex Cavalry 0 12 .000 412 811
z - clinched top overall seed
x - clinched division title
y - clinched playoff berth


Dodge City Law video controversyEdit

On June 2, 2017, the league stripped the Dodge City Law of two victories without awarding them to any other team. Reports from other teams and a subsequent investigation found that the Law were in violation of the league's operations manual and guidelines on uploading video. As their final game of the season did not start at the time, the Law's record went from 9–2 to 7–4. When asked about the decision, commissioner Ricky Bertz stated, "While this situation was unfortunate and no one in the CIF including the Dodge City Law wanted this to be the final outcome, the board of directors decided that this was what was best for the league given the circumstances and how they related to all team members involved."[1]

PlayoffsEdit

  Conference Semi-Finals Conference Championships Champions Bowl III
                           
  3  Bloomington 30  
2  Omaha 43  
  2  Omaha 55  
North Conference
  1  Sioux City 45  
4  Bismarck 43
  1  Sioux City 82  
    N2  Omaha 49
  S2  Texas 59
  3  Dodge City 59  
2  Texas 63  
  2  Texas 77
South Conference
  1  Amarillo 71  
4  Duke City 41
  1  Amarillo 70  

AwardsEdit

Players of the weekEdit

The following were named the top performers during the 2017 season:

Week Offensive
Player of the Week
Defensive
Player of the Week
Special Teams
Player of the Week
1[2] Calvin Phillips
(Beef)
Devon Bridges
(Bandits)
Dominique Carson
(Bandits)
2[3] Frederick Bruno
(Bandits)
Michael McGee
(Edge)
Chad Marrow
(Marshals)
3[4] J. J. Hayes
(Edge)
Kiaree Daniels
(Force)
Drew O'Brien
(Liberty)
4[5] David Olson
(Phantoms)
Gary Henderson
(Law)
Brian Weeks
(Gladiators)
5[6] Donovan Porterie
(Gladiators)
Cliff Stokes
(Bandits)
Jared Wood
(Law)
6[7] Alex Carder
(Ironmen)
LaDon Hudson
(Revolution)
Greg Conry
(Bandits)
7[8] Chris Dixon
(Revolution)
Darien Anderson
(Force)
Mitch Moore
(Edge)
8[9] Nate Davis
(Venom)
Devon Bridges
(Bandits)
Jared Wood
(Law)
9[10] Stephen Alfred
(Marshals)
Donte Hurst
(Ironmen)
Jacob Felton
(Venom)
10[11] Michael Dyer
(Revolution)
Brandon Jenkins
(Phantoms)
Benny Hanaphy
(Beef)
11[12] Jake Medlock
(Force)
Ricky Wyatt
(Law)
Evan Connolly
(Bucks)
12[13] Clinton Solomon
(Revolution)
Ben Pister
(Phantoms)
Dallas Herndon
(Phantoms)
13[14] Donovan Porterie
(Gladiators)
Keenen Gibbs
(Force)
Greg Conry
(Bandits)
14[15] Jonathan Ray
(Beef)
Brenden Daley
(Bucks)
Antonio Bray
(Gladiators)
15[16] Darrelynn Dunn
(Edge)
Ben Pister
(Phantoms)
Cody Barber
(Edge)

Individual season awardsEdit

Award Winner Position Team
Most Valuable Player Donovan Porterie Quarterback Duke City Gladiators
Offensive Player of the Year Clinton Solomon Wide receiver Texas Revolution
Defensive Player of the Year Devon Bridges Defensive lineman Sioux City Bandits
Special Teams Player of the Year Jacob Felton Kicker Amarillo Venom
Rookie of the Year Michael Dyer Running back Texas Revolution
Coach of the Year Erv Strohbeen Head coach Sioux City Bandits
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All-CIF TeamEdit

Offense
QuarterbackDonovan Porterie, Duke City
Running backKory Ringer, West Michigan
Wide receiverDaniel McKinney, Dodge City
Clinton Solomon, Texas
J. J. Hayes, Bloomington
Offensive guardDarren Marquez, Wichita
Kamalie Matthews, Dodge City
CenterMatt Rahn, Sioux City
Defense
Defensive endDevon Bridges, Sioux City
Gary Henderson, Dodge City
Defensive tackleTyrone Ezell, Bismarck
LinebackerRicky Wyatt, Dodge City
Defensive backDeWayne Autrey, Sioux City
Kendrick Harper, Wichita
Isiah Barfield, Salina
Juvi-Ray Berry, Duke City
Special teams
KickerJacob Felton, Amarillo
Kick returnerMichael Dyer, Texas

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All-Conference TeamsEdit

First Team NorthernEdit

Offense
QuarterbackAlex Carder, West Michigan
Running backKory Ringer, West Michigan
Wide receiverAnthony Parks, Kansas City
J. J. Hayes, Bloomington
Fredrick Bruno, Sioux City
Offensive guardArthur Doakes, Sioux City
Darius Barnes, Sioux City
CenterMatt Rahn, Sioux City
Defense
Defensive endDevon Bridges, Sioux City
Brenden Daley, Bismarck
Defensive tackleTyrone Ezell, Bismarck
LinebackerJarelle Miller, Bismarck
Defensive backDeWayne Autrey, Sioux City
Isiah Barfield, Salina
Cliff Stokes, Sioux City
Paul Robinson, Omaha
Special teams
KickerGreg Conroy, Sioux City
Kick returnerDominique Carson, Sioux City

Second Team NorthernEdit

Offense
QuarterbackAnthony Iannotti, Omaha
Running backDominique Carson, Sioux City
Wide receiverMarcus Lewis, Bloomington
Jeremiah Oates, Sioux City
Elby Pope, Bismarck
Offensive guardAnthony Bullock, West Michigan
Dion Paulson, Bismarck
CenterConnor Hart, Bloomington
Defense
Defensive endBen Pister, Kansas City
Rony Nelson, West Michigan
Defensive tackleAnthony Ficklin, Omaha
LinebackerBrock Long, Salina
Defensive backStephen Franklin, Kansas City
Brandon Clarke, Bloomington
Deonte Hurst, Wes Michigan
Chris Perry, Omaha
Special teams
KickerCody Barber, Bloomington
Kick returnerO. J. Simpson, Kansas City

First Team SouthernEdit

Offense
QuarterbackNate Davis, Amarillo
Running backMichael Dyer, Texas
Wide receiverDaniel McKinney, Dodge City
Clinton Solomon, Texas
Bret Soft, Wichita
Offensive guardDarren Marquez, Wichita
Kamalie Matthews, Dodge City
CenterCameron Edwards, Amarillo
Defense
Defensive endFatu Ulale, Duke City
Gary Henderson, Dodge City
Defensive tackleBrandon Harold, Texas
LinebackerRicky Wyatt, Dodge City
Defensive backFrankie Solomon Jr., Texas
Kendrick Harper, Wichita
Joe Powell, Dallas
Juvi-Ray Berry, Duke City
Special teams
KickerJacob Felton, Amarillo
Kick returnerMichael Dyer, Texas

Second Team SouthernEdit

Offense
QuarterbackDonovan Porterie, Duke City
Running backAntonio Bray, Duke City
Wide receiverLarry Cobb, Duke City
Stacy Martin, Dallas
Cedric Gilbert, Amarillo
Offensive guardChris Brown, Dallas
Robert Griffin, Texas
CenterTerry Banks Jr., Amarillo
Defense
Defensive endKennen Gibbs, Wichita
Samual Wren, Dallas
Defensive tackleJamar Seard, Dodge City
LinebackerJason Serda, Duke City
Defensive backTyrell Green, Dodge City
Donnie Duncan, Amarillo
Ray Little, Duke City
Anthony Webb, Dallas
Special teams
KickerJared Wood, Dodge City
Kick returnerAntonio Bray, Duke City

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ReferencesEdit

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