DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Rocky Hayes (DB,Iowa Barnstormers)
After faltering against the Nebraska Danger in Week 6, the Iowa Barnstormers took vengeance in Week 8 with a 41-25 victory over the Danger. The league's second ranked defense held the Danger to the team's lowest point total of the season. DB Rocky Hayes (6'0, Arkansas State) helped ensure the Barnstormers' defensive mastery with his game-sealing late interception of Danger QB Jesse Scroggins III. In addition, Hayes also recovered a fumble in the third quarter which would eventually lead to a Barnstormers touchdown. Hayes finished his night with six tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery. The Iowa Barnstormers enjoy a bye in Week 9 before returning to host the Green Bay Blizzard on April 28.