CIF Top 5: No. 5 – West Michigan Ironmen vs. Omaha Beef

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It’s been a crazy and unpredictable 2017 for Champions Indoor Football (CIF) season, and now its time to look back.

So, in a 5 part series, LWOS will look back at the Top five CIF games of 2017.

First, up on the countdown is the West Michigan’s regular season battle with the Omaha Beef.

No. 5 – Saturday, April 15, 2017: West Michigan Ironmen at Omaha Beef

Interceptions

For quarterback Alex Gardner, it wasn’t a good day. He got two interceptions in the game. One in the first quarter by Chris Perry and the other one in the fourth quarter from Paul Robinson.

Fumbles

Just like the interceptions in the game. Fumbles were also a big part of Alex Gardner’s game. In the first quarter on a 2nd & goal play, Garder tried to rush into the endzone for a touchdown, but coughed up the ball.

Deshawn Dinwidd picked up the fumble to salvage an important touchdown for the team

In the second quarter, the Ironmen picked up the fumble caused by a rushing attempt by quarterback Anthony Iannott of the Omaha Beef, flipping the field position and momentum.

Also in the second quarter, running back and defensive back Calvin Philips fumbled and West Michigan’s James Ester recovered the ball.

In the fourth quarter, on a first down, West Michigan’s Korey Ringer rushed for eight yards, but fumbled the ball.

Cody Kottich of the Omaha Beef recovered the fumble which would clinch the game for the Beef.

Omaha walked away with a 30-28 nail-biting victory.

Player Game Stats

West Michigan Ironmen
Passing – Alex Carder: 17-28, 130 Yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing – Alex Carder: 6 Rushes, 32 yards, TD
Receiving – Dontae Ingraham: 5 Receptions, 53 yards, TD

Omaha Beef Player Stats
Passing – Anthony Iannotti: 9-16, 141 Yards, TD
Rushing – Anthony Iannotti: 15, Rushing 28 Yards, TD
Receiving – Jonathan Ray: 3 Receptions, 60 Yards

Stay tuned to the Top 5 countdown as we look at the number four game of the 2017 season. Did your teams game make the list?