Tackle Football: All-IFL team introduced

The Israel Football League commissioner's office released the members of the first ever All-IFL team on Thursday. "The inaugural FieldTurf-IFL Israel Bowl is a major achievement for our league. At the same time, we are also excited about many of the outstanding accomplishments made by individual players over the course of the season," commissioner Eric Amkraut said. "The performances of these individuals have set a high standard for the 2008-09 season, not only for our returning veterans but also for the many new players we look forward to welcoming to the league." In addition to league officials, coaches and team captains had input in the selection process. The closest voting was for league MVP honors. The award went to Big Blue Jerusalem running back Moshe Horowitz, who led the IFL in touchdowns with 16 and in all-purpose yards with 705 yards on the season. He narrowly edged out Real Housing Haifa's Niv Medlinger for the top individual prize. Additionally, the IFL recognized its most improved player on the season. Real Housing Haifa lineman Erez Kaminski received this award, with the committee having noted his steady improvement over the course of the season on both sides of the ball. The IFL will wrap up its inaugural season on Friday, March 28, 2008 with a season-ending doubleheader. Dancing Camel HaSharon takes on Mike's Place Tel Aviv at 10:00 am in a battle for third place. That game will be followed by Big Blue Jerusalem versus Real Housing Haifa in the Championship game, the FieldTurf-IFL Israel Bowl, at 1pm. Both games will be played at Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem.