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Monday, May 4, 2015

Champions Indoor Football (CIF) Kicker News

May 2, 2015 - Duke City Gladiator kicker Ezequiel Arevalo kicks game winner over Bandits
"The San Angelo Bandits lost a 64-61 heartbreaker to the Duke City Gladiators on Saturday night at Foster Communications Coliseum. The Bandits rallied from numerous deficits to tie the game at 61-61 with 3:20 remaining before Duke City connected on a field goal with 23 seconds left to head back to Albuquerque, New Mexico with a victory." - Bandits

April 28, 2015 - Wichita Force kicker Ernesto Lacayo named Special Teams Player of the Week
"Congrats to K Ernesto Lacayo for earning the Champions Indoor Football Special Teams Player of the Week. Lacayo went 4/4 on his PATs, hit 5 field goals (28, 41, 23, 31, & 20 yds), and 10 kick-offs averaging 47 yards per kick. Great job, Ernesto! ‪#‎forcenation‬ ‪#‎oneforce‬." - Force

April 25, 2015 - Venom kicker Jacob Felton hits game winner over Law
"The Amarillo Venom overcame two second-half deficits and produced their biggest win of the season as the golden leg of kicker Jacob Felton booted the Venom past the first-place Dodge City Law, 44-43, on Saturday night at Amarillo Civic Center Complex Cal Farley Coliseum. The Venom (4-3) trailed 43-41 with 1:44 to play in the game after Dodge City quarterback Joshua Floyd scored on 6-yard run on fourth down. But with two timeouts and a running game led by Martee Tenner, who grounded out 19 yards on the final drive, Amarillo moved the ball to the Law 10-yard line. That gave Felton, who is a River Road assistant football coach, a great look at the game-winning kick with 5.5 seconds remaining. 'I was feeling it,' said Felton, who converted 3-of-4 field-goal attempts and all five PAT kicks. 'It was an easy kick. It was all on our offense that battled back to put me in that position'." - Venom

April 14, 2015 - Venom kicker Jacob Felton named Special Teams Player of the Week
"In his third game with Amarillo, River Road assistant coach and Venom kicker Jacob Felton continues to be a feel good story. Felton played for West Texas A&M and hasn’t kicked in seven years, but you would never know it. The Randall graduate and former Amarillo Duster went a perfect 8-for-8 on extra points against San Angelo and made field goals of 36 and 32 yards. 'It’s awesome,' Felton said. 'I tell my wife that I’m living the dream that guys wished they could by getting to play again. I feel like I’m back to normal. I’m in the same routine as I used to do and I’m having fun'." - Amarillo Globe-News

April 1, 2015 - Frankie Solomon Jr. named Special Teams Player of the Week

Texas Revolution defense back Frankie Solomon Jr. has been named the Champions Indoor Football Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Dodge City Law. The former All-Indoor Football League standout had eight kickoff returns for 121 yards in Texas' 55-52 loss to Dodge City on Saturday. Solomon Jr. also filled in at kicker for the team on kickoffs and handled field-goal duties as the Revolution opted to take an extra linebacker on the road over a placekicker. He missed his only field goal try of the night. " - Allen American

March 21, 2015 - Salina Bombers kicker Tommy Frevert goes long
Bombers kicker Tommy Frevert made field goals of 50, 58, 35 & 39 yards during 73-59 loss to the Sioux City Bandits. - boxscore

March 2, 2015 - Dodge City Law sign kicker Alex Fambrough

February 28, 2015 - Amarillo Venom sign kicker Jose Chavez

February 21, 2015 - Dodge City Law sign kicker Trevor Fralick

February 14, 2015 - Salina Bombers sign kicker Terry Stecker 

February 12, 2015 - Omaha Beef sign kicker Todd Adolph

December 10, 2014 - San Angelo Bandits sign kicker Jared Wood

November 26, 2014 - Sioux City Bandits signed kicker Max Martin

October 8, 2014 - Wichita Force signed kicker Ernesto Lacayo
"Lacayo played a crucial role in the Wichita Wild’s 2014 CPIFL championship, clinching the title game berth with a 51-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the Dodge City Law. In 14 games with the Wild, Lacayo converted 30 field goals including a season long of 55 yards and made 92.8% of his PAT attempts. Lacayo solidified himself as the league’s best kicker by setting a CPIFL single-season record with 163 points. 'Coming back to Wichita is such a privilege and an honor,' said Lacayo. 'Playing for the Wichita fans, coach Paco, the Fisher family, and the Force organization made my decision very easy'." - KWCH

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