Team: No. 2 Omaha Beef at No. 2 Texas Revolution
Arena: Allen Event Center
Location: Allen, TX
Time: 7:00 p.m. CT
Five months ago, 14 teams began their quest for a Champions Indoor Football (CIF) Champions Bowl title.
After a total of 168 games, eight teams advanced to the playoffs. Now, six games later, two finals teams are left standing.
The Omaha Beef will represent the North Conference as they travel to take on the South’s Texas Revolution.
Omaha Beef: The Road to the Champions Bowl
With a 7-5 conference record, the Omaha beef entered the playoffs with the second seed in the North Conference.
Their first opponent in the conference semi-finals was the Bloomington Edge.
The beef defeated the Edge 43-30. In the conference finals, they would face the Sioux City Bandits. Omaha would win that game 55-45.
Beef Key Players
The three key players for the Omaha Beef, have one thing in common. They are all reliable during big games.
First up is quarterback Anthony Iannotti. In 13 games, he accumulated over 1,000 passing yards and 32 touchdowns.
Running back Jonnathan Ray is the second player. He’s got 42 rushes, 501 yards, and 10 touchdowns.
Finally, we’ll see wide receiver, Skyler Scott. Scott caught 42 balls for 402 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.
Texas Revolution: The Road to the Champions Bowl
As for the home-team Texas Revolution, or so locally called the Revs, there has been a plethora of success this season in Allen.
The Revolution finished with an 8-4 record. With that record, they were also the second seed representing the South conference.
Their journey to the championship game began when they defeated the Dodge City Law 63-59. Next, they traveled to Amarillo to face the Venom. In a close game, the Revolution prevailed 77-71.
Revolution Key Players
Clinton Dixon is one of the top quarterbacks in the CIF. This 6 time champion has led the Revolution to some impressive wins. This season he has over 2,000 yards and 61 touchdowns. Now he leads his team into battle in the 2017 Champions Bowl.
When Michael Dyer was in college, he led the Auburn Tigers to a National Championship victory. Now, the running back is in the CIF’s championship along with 682 yards and 28 touchdowns. Will history repeat itself?
Wide Receiver Clinton Solomon impressed teams and spectators with his buzzer game-winning touchdowns. Heading into the championship game, he brings with him athletism and 78 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns. Will he impress fans again?