May 26, 2023

Matthews and Brooks named CIF Players of the Week

Posted May 26, 2023 1:48 PM

Salina Post contributor

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On the heels of a triumphant 48-39 victory over the Sioux City Bandits last week, the Champions Indoor Football League officially announced that two members of the Salina Liberty had been named CIF Players of the Week.

For their roles in the victory, Dontra Matthews was named Defensive Player of the Week, while Tracy Brooks was named Special Teams Player of the Week.

Matthews has haunted enemy airspace all season long, and was back at it again in a battle with the Bandits, rising up to intercept two passes, including one that he returned the length of the field for a huge pick-six at the half.

As for Brooks, on the same day that the former MVP collected his 100th CIF touchdown, the do-everything back also returned five kickoffs for nearly 100 yards, aiding the Liberty in short-distance drives.

Salina will be back in action this Saturday when they travel to Gillette for a matchup with the Mustangs.