Power Rankings – Week 6

Power Rankings

1. Shockers (Last Week: 1) 6-0

Last Week: Won vs The Unwanted 42-12

Next Week: vs The Untouchables (4-3), vs Average Joes (3-3)

Off: 374.5 ypg, 43 ppg

Def: 269 ypg, 18 ppg

The Pursuit of Perfection is now down to 4 games for the Shockers heading into the last week of the regular season. As one of 3 teams to play a doubleheader Saturday and also spotlighting in the league’s season finale in a 2 o’clock game, there is no denying the Shockers will be receiving plenty of attention. With WR Charlie Barbarie back after a 2 game absence, the offense has reached the dominant level to match that of their very own defense. A pass rush lead by sack leader Steve Soletto, who had a whopping 4 QB takedowns last week, and a ball hawking secondary championed by Devon Snead, the league leader in interceptions, is why this team has opposing quarterbacks losing sleep. Another dominant win last week extends the winning streak to 6, and QB Joe Guff has consistently stated he doesn’t care about stats he cares about wins this season. That mentality is team wide, and the top to bottom talent on this roster has many people believing they can indeed pull off the perfect season. But with the Untouchables and Average Joes both fighting for their playoff lives, its not going to be a cake walk for the Shockers come this weekend.

2. Warewolves (2) 6-1

Last Week: Won vs Rabid Squirrels 44-22

Next Week: vs Spartans (0-7)

Off: 380.2 ypg, 40.2 ppg

Def: 296.8 ypg, 22.7 ppg

Lost a little bit in the Shockers undefeated season is the Warewolves return to dominance. After missing out on the playoffs last season, a refocused and retooled group hasn’t lost since Week 1 and are now rolling into the postseason. The Rabid Squirrels are a talented roster that have pushed many teams to the limit, but the Wolves handled them fairly easily Saturday. QB Chris Angelini extended his streak to 5 games with 5 or more TD passes, once again spreading the wealth around on offense. The preferred target this week was WR Ryan Dooley, hauling in 5 catches for 117 yards and a highlight reel TD. The trench play is a huge reason for the Warewolves success, as a rotation of Scott Dalconzo, Mike Caputo, and Jeremiah Douglas continue to hold it down inside. Lets hope the Wolves don’t overlook the winless yet dangerous Spartans week 7, because a loss would be a dagger to the momentum for the team. Terron Maples and Co. is looking to spoil the season finale for one of the league’s most storied franchises.

3. Woodchucks (3) 4-2

Last Week: Won vs SassaFrassa 50-0

Next Week: vs The Unwanted (3-4), vs Rabid Squirrels (2-5)

Off: 405.6 ypg, 49.5 ppg

Def: 305.5 ypg, 22.6 ppg

Third place has never looked so good, as the Woodchucks have shaken off a mild slump and are back to their usual dominant selves. Posting the first shutout of the season is something that usually headlines a team’s week,  but that wasn’t the case here. The chatter last weekend was over the amazing diving catch by WR Billy Belford, which won top play on the Top 10 plays (that can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I4AZyRoO5M&feature=youtu.be) QB John Zitani is having another stellar season, and is in the drivers seat for the league’s MVP award. A dominant defense that has one of if not the deepest secondary in the league has been giving teams fits all season. DB Joe DeTroia, a top candidate for DPOY, took home weekly honors with 2 INTs and a TD. The Woodchucks, while notching two losses against the Shockers and Warewolves, have outscored their other opponents by a whopping 233-66. They are just dying to get their rematch with either team in the playoffs to try and avenge a regular season defeat.

4. The Untouchables (4) 4-3

Last Week: Won vs Spartans 50-32, Won vs Average Joes 48-26

Next Week: vs Shockers (6-0)

Off: 439.7 ypg, 46.4 ppg

Def: 430.7 ypg, 40.2 ppg

Another week, another explosive performance by The Untouchables passing game. Their highly anticipated doubleheader was not a disappointment, as the team won both games and put up serious stats on offense. WR Anthony Carlo combined for 14 catches, 376 yards, and 6 TDs on the day. Not be overshadowed is his running mate, WR Corey Feldman, who chipped in 15 snags for 199 yards with 3 TDs on Saturday. Defense is still a huge concern for this squad, but their deadly duo on offense showed their defensive prowess last week as well. Carlo had 2 INTs in the team’s first game, only to see Feldman match it in game 2. With a playoff berth within their grasp and a chance to unseat the unbeaten Shockers, Saturday’s battle will be the final test for the regular season. Will we see The Untouchables in Round 1 of the playoffs? Stay tuned.

5. Average Joes (5) 3-3

Last Week: Lost vs The Untouchables 48-26

Next Week: vs SassaFrassa (2-5), vs Shockers (6-0)

Off: 302.8 ypg, 26.6 ppg

Def: 365.1 ypg, 38 ppg

An up and down season for The Average Joes all comes down to next week. The team needs some help, but their playoff dreams are still alive. The biggest concern is the juggernauts that await them in the only 2 o’clock game of the season, The Shockers. But this team will go down with all they’ve got, and the intensity level of the squad is still high. A tough loss to The Untouchables in Week 6 set the team back a bit, and left them at .500. The offense is improving weekly however, as WR Mike Sparrowe is amongst the top gamebreakers in the JSGFFL. Combine that in with Joe Ganzy’s elite pass rush motor and strength, and there is much reason for optimism amongst the Joes both present and future.

6. Rabid Squirrels (6) 2-5

Last Week: Lost vs Warewolves 44-22

Next Week: vs Woodchucks (4-2)

Off: 334.5 ypg, 34.2 ppg

Def: 352.5 ypg, 35 ppg

The Squirrels will cap off a non-winning season Saturday, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t compete in nearly every game they played in this season. QB Sean Collins has 30 TDs and has turned the corner, becoming a quality JSGFFL starter. WR Mike Lawrence and Joe Andress are no easy chore for a defense, while Jihad Castro’s ball-hawking skills on defense has struck fear into the hearts of quarterbacks. After having 2 sacks last week, Bill Budd added another pair this week on defense. Playing for purely pride at this point, the Woodchucks had best not take this team lightly. They are well due for an upset victory over one of The Big Three teams in the league, will this be the week?

7. Unwanted (7) 3-4

Last Week: Lost vs Shockers 42-12

Next Week: Vs Woodchucks (4-2)

Off: 347 ypg, 27.4 ppg

Def: 317.2 ypg, 37.1 ppg

No team has been on a bigger slide than the Unwanted, who started off the season 3-0 and have lost 4 straight since. The big plays from QB Todd Kaiser and WRs Maliq Black, Peter Torres, and Bobby Forcella aren’t striking nearly as often, and the defense has struggled to stop teams. Having said that, this is still one of the most talented team’s in the league on offense. The big arm and leadership qualities of Kaiser mesh well with the explosive tandem of Black and Torres, and the more chemistry they gain the more dominant they will become. The Unwanted would need the upset of the season against the perennial powerhouse Woodchucks Week 7 to have a shot at the postseason, plus a few other breaks. But they aren’t out of it yet, and heading into the last week of the season, isn’t that all you could ask for?

8. SassaFrassa (8) 2-5

Last Week: Lost vs Woodchucks 50-0

Next Week: Vs Average Joes (3-3)

Off: 331.4 ypg, 25.1 ppg

Def: 419.5 ypg, 45.5 ppg

It has been a snake-bitten season for the tie dyed warriors, and Saturday was the icing on the cake. The team has battled, as shown by the stretched and ripped jersey of OL Anthony Stadick, but haven’t been able to put it all together. Starting QB Mike Mitton was there to support his team but was deemed too injured to play, so he spent the afternoon watching from the sidelines. Billy Exner slid back into the starting QB role, something he dabbled with earlier in the season. Despite failing to generate much offense this week, it’s not to be missed that Exner has been a useful weapon for his team. He is the only player to surpass 100+ yards passing and receiving this season, posting 460 via the air and 404 in receiving yards. WR Gregg Mayers only enhanced his reputation as an all out player, once again sliding and diving in the green grass at Winding River Park to make receptions and gain yards. Despite the talent, SassaFrassa is looking to play merely the role of spoiler this week. A win would seriously damper the Average Joes playoff shot, and this team is hoping their grit and determination can lead them to one more victory to close out the campaign.

9. Spartans (9) 0-7

Last Week: Lost vs The Untouchables 50-32

Next Week: Warewolves (6-1)

Off: 246.4 ypg, 18.8 ppg

Def: 410 ypg, 46.4 ppg

No team is ever satisfied with a loss, but the Spartans must have felt some type of pride in their showing last week. The Untouchables, arguably the hottest team going, had a tough go at it for the majority of the ball game with the winless Spartans before pulling away late. The rotating roster on this squad is a marvel to behold, but amongst all the chaos shines a star. Arguably the most exciting player in the league, WR/DB Terron Maples brings big play ability to a team that badly needed it when he debuted in week 3. He dropped an eye popping 295 yards on The Untouchables lackluster defense, to go along with previous yardage totals of 196 and 164 this season. He is the only WR in reasonable distance to crack a 1K yards (Anthony Carlo has already accomplished it) this week, needing 153 yards to do so. His per game average in 5 games played is 169.4. He’s also attempted 15 passes on offense, not to mention 4 INTs on D with a pick 6 mixed in there. Guy Blessing brings the attitude of the team to the field every week, and he is steadfast that he does not want to go 0fer for the season. Can the Spartans pull off a huge upset and defeat the second seeded Warewolves?What will Maples do for an encore to his 295 yard performance? Find out Saturday.

Mike Odom



Plays of the Week – Week 6


10. Jihad Castro’s LONG Catch and Run
9. Sean McAndrew’s Toe-Touch TD
8. Brett Maniaci with the Breaking INT
7. Calabrease with a Sweet Toe-Drag on a sideline INT
6. Sparrowe’s CRAZY moves to get in for the Score
5. Angelini to Dooley for the long TD
4. Lawrence goes up Strong for the Jump-Ball
3. Forcella Makes an Awesome Diving INT
2. Feldman Makes a 1 Handed INT with Back turned
1. Billy Belford’s Diving Catch Heard ‘Round the World

Power Rankings – Week 5

Power Rankings

1. Shockers (Last Week: 1) 5-0

Last Week: Won vs Spartans 47-6

Next Week: vs The Unwanted (3-3)

Off:  379.4 ypg, 43.2 ppg

Def: 279.8 ypg, 19.2 ppg

Despite playing a lesser opponent, the Shockers continued their dominant roll through the JSGFFL schedule. Complacency was not an issue, as Charlie Barbarie returned from a 2 game absence to torch the Spartans defense. Joe Guiffre looked good, tossing 5 TDs to lead a fiery offensive attack. The playmaking skills of Devon Snead were on full display in week 5. Not only did he catch a TD on offense, he also scored 2 on the defensive side of the ball. 2 interceptions plus a fumble recovery earned him Defensive Player of the Week honors. This roster is talented from top to bottom, and the return of DB Shannon Hill only bolsters their very good chances of going 8-0.

2. Warewolves (2) 5-1

Last Week: Won vs Average Joes 56-12

Next Week: vs Rabid Squirrels (2-4)

Off: 384.5 ypg, 39.6 ppg

Def: 307.6 ypg, 22.8 ppg

The Warewolves are howling down the home stretch of the season, winning 4 games in a row. Despite some theories from rival opponents questioning the tactics being employed by the Wolves in game prep, there is no denying the on field execution and success. QB Chris Angelini continued his bid to be MVP, tossing 6 TDs and 0 INTs while completing 26 of 36 passes. Missing Sean McAndrew, the team found an unlikely offensive weapon in Scott Dalconzo. He finished the day with 121 yards and 3 TDs. Vin Elardo and Shane Capone continued their two way dominance Saturday. Capone had 2 receiving TDs as well a pick 6, only to be bested by Vin Elardo’s 201 receiving yards and pick 6 of his own. It seems like the sky is the limit for this storied franchise.

3. Woodchucks (3) 3-2

Last Week: Won vs The Untouchables 56-48

Next Week: vs SassaFrassa (2-4)

Off: 407.4 ypg, 49.4 ppg

Def: 315 ypg, 27.2 ppg

For the third week in a row, the Woodchucks game came down to the last drive. Fortunately for the ‘Chuck faithful, this time it ended with a W. The Untouchables gave them all they could handle and then some, coming back from down big early to rally. John Zitani simply outscored the vaunted Untouchables offense, tossing 8 TDs and 493 yards on the day. The defense, missing some key starters, struggled to contain the downfield passing game. But there were many big plays made, most by Devon McEllen. He contributed 3 receiving TDs and had an INT. Despite losing to both the Shockers and Warewolves, the Woodchucks are just salivating at the idea of a rematch with either squad in the playoffs. And we will most likely see one of those matchups, come the postseason.

4. The Untouchables (4) 2-3

Last Week: Lost vs Woodchucks 56-48

Next Week: vs Spartans (0-6), Average Joes (3-2)

Off: 446.2 ypg, 45.4 ppg

Def: 465.4, 44.6 ppg

You may ask yourself, how could a team with a losing record be ranked ahead of team’s with winning records? That’s the beauty of the power rankings. It’s not just based off of wins and losses. The Untouchables offense has been downright unstoppable in past weeks, and is clearly in the upper echelon of the league. While their defense posts miserable numbers, this is an offensive driven league. The big plays consistently produced by QB Nick Venuto, who has 2231 yards in 5 games, and his pair of WRs in Anthony Carlo and Corey Feldman have given this team a shot in every game. Both Feldman and Carlo have 12 receiving TDs through 4 games each, giving them an average of 3 per game. 3! The passing attack can cover up the defensive deficiencies, and The Untouchables will be in shootouts weekly from here on out.

5. Average Joes (5) 3-2

Last Week: Lost vs Warewolves 56-12

This Week: The Untouchables (2-3)

Off: 298.8 ypg, 26.8 ppg

Def: 357 ypg, 36 ppg

It was a harsh week for the Average Joes, as they were easily beaten by the veteran laden Warewolves. The enthusiasm that has been ever so prevalent on the sidelines wasn’t there in week 5. We shall see what week 6 brings us in another big game for the Joes. The QB situation has stabilized since Brandon Koppenjan took over in week 2. The turnovers have been an issue (11 INTs),  but the big plays between Koppenjan and WR Mike Sparrowe have put the squad in playoff contention. And don’t forget about Average Joe Ganzy, who is chasing quarterbacks and the JSGFFL Sack crown. He is one of two players to have double digit sacks. The talent on the field for the Joes is legit, but they need more big game experience before they can take the next step. Is a playoff test in their future?

6. Rabid Squirrels (7) 2-4

Last Week: Won vs Spartans 56-14

This Week: vs Warewolves (5-1)

Off: 351.6 ypg, 36.3 ppg

Def: 352.1 ppg, 33.5 ppg

A hot 3 week stretch which saw the Squirrels sandwich a gritty loss to the Shockers with wins over the Spartans and SassaFrassa have this team feeling confident. QB Sean Collins has turned a corner, and is now considered a legitimate top JSGFFL passer. The supporting cast is also deep, with the likes of WRs Mike Lawrence and Joe Andress both making their presence known on a weekly basis. Jihad Castro leads a playmaking defense that has 13 total INTs. The Squirrels rolled over the Spartans Saturday, and have another chance to make a statement this week against the Warewolves. A win this week and this team jumps right back into the playoff fire.

7. The Unwanted (6) 3-3

Last Week: Lost vs SassaFrassa 34-33

This Week: vs Shockers (5-0)

Off: 369 ypg, 30 ppg

Def: 311.8 ypg, 36.3 ppg

No team has been on more of a downward trend than the Unwanted, losers of three in a row. The passing game is still making big plays on the erg, with Maliq Black and Peter Torres presenting matchup problems for everyone. Each receiver has over 700 yards and they could both crack 1K. Todd Kaiser has thrown 7 INTs after throwing zero through his first 3 games. While they are still a threat, if this team can’t crack down on the mistakes and produce more big plays when needed, the Unwanted will be spending their Christmas thinking about what could of been.

8. SassaFrassa (8) 2-4

Last Week: Won vs The Unwanted 34-33

This Week: vs Woodchucks (3-2)

Off: 343.6 ypg, 29.3 ppg

Def: 432.3 ypg, 44.8 ppg

Week 5 saw one of the biggest upsets of the season, with the SassaFrassa taking down the Unwanted in a hard fought battle. The Sass have really come into their own since Opening Day, with Mike Mitton settling in at QB and Gregg Mayers establishing himself as a top receiving threat. The weapons don’t end there, as Billy Exner is still making plays on the outside. Despite their record, the TieDyed warriors are gaining steam and could put up a good fight against the Woodchucks this week.

9. Spartans (9) 0-6

Last Week: Lost vs Rabid Squirrels 56-14, lost vs Shockers 47-6

Next Week: The Untouchables (2-3)

Off: 234.3 ypg, 16.6 ppg

Def: 405.5 ypg, 45.8 ppg

It’s hard times in Spartan Town, but hope is on the horizon. Fresh blood showed up last week in the form of Robb Applegate and Justin Greer, and the team looked much more athletic instantly. There is no denying the heart from these guys, with Tim Eicher providing the beef up front as well as some nimble feet in the passing game. The star here is still Terron Maples, who has emerged as a legitimate star in the JSGFFL. Playing WR and DB, his splash plays are one of the best things about Spartans games. This team is still looking for their first W, and they are working their hardest to achieve it.

Mike Odom


Plays of the Week – Week 5

10. Kaiser to Reynolds for a TD
9. Feldman’s Bobbling TD Rec
8. Venuto’s Spinning INT
7. Angelini to Douglas for the TD
6. Collins to Andress for the Sideline TD
5. Mayers with the 1 Handed INT
4. Maples with the INT
3. Snead with the Strip-Fumble TD Return
2. Reynolds with a sick 1 Handed INT
1. Tranz with a diving 1 Handed 2 Point Conversion

Power Rankings – Week 4

Power Rankings

1. Shockers (Last week:1) 4-0

Won 44-28 vs Rabid Squirrels

Next Opponent: vs Spartans (0-4)

Off: 389.75 yards a game, 42.25 ppg

Def: 289.75 yards a game, 19.5 ppg

Despite their record, the Rabid Squirrels are one of the toughest matchups in the league and they surely gave the Shockers a run for their money on Saturday. An upset wasn’t in the cards however. Despite a pair of interceptions by star QB Joe Guiffre that are becoming all too common, the offense was relentless and the defense made the plays when needed. A late Dan Calabrease pick 6 seemed to seal the game, only to see the Squirrels continue pressing. A Guff bomb to Devon Snead followed by a short TD pass was the dagger, and the pursuit of perfection continues on for the Shockers this week. The Spartans are the next team in their path, and the line is Vegas is already looking grim for the underdogs. But hey, USA beat Russia in hockey and the Giants beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl, so who’s to say another miracle isn’t in the making?

2. Warewolves (3) 4-1

Won 34-32 vs Woodchucks

Next Opponent: vs Average Joes (3-1)

Off: 372.2 yards a game, 36.4 ppg

Def: 300.6 yards a game, 25 ppg

The Warewolves are back. After failing to make the playoffs last season, questions were abound about this team and its future. Those questions have been answered. A huge win against their long time rivals the Woodchucks, in a game that went back and forth, serves notice to everyone else in the league. Having defeated the formerly 4th ranked Unwanted a week before, there is no way to deny this team their rightful spot at #2. The big three trio of Capone, Elardo, and McAndrew has been a matchup nightmare for each opponent, while Chris Angelini continues an upward rise in the QB rankings.

3. Woodchucks (2) 2-2

Lost 34-32 vs Warewolves

Next Opponent: vs The Untouchables (2-2)

Off: 386 yards a game, 47.75 ppg

Def: 269.5 yards a game, 22 ppg

Another tough loss for the Woodchucks this week, as they failed to convert the 2 point conversion at the buzzer to tie the game against the Warewolves. Billy Belford gave it all he had, but the Kalucki brothers had excellent coverage and the play ended up with many body parts in the fence surrounding the field. Even though they are on a 2 game losing streak, their dominance in the first two games can not be forgotten. John Zitani is a top QB in the league, and the defense is as stout as they come. They potentially have a shootout on their hands this week, with the top two scoring teams in the league squaring off. If they can not rise to the occasion and are knocked off by the surging Untouchables, they may find themselves tumbling down the power rankings and potentially out of the playoffs.

4. The Untouchables (5) 2-2

Won 68-42 vs SassaFrassa

Next Opponent: Woodchucks (2-2)

Off: 433.5 yards a game, 44.75 ppg

Def: 458.5 yards a game, 42 ppg

When you look at those defensive numbers, you wonder how this team could be the fourth ranked team on this list. Then you check the boxscore from their most recent win and see the eye popping numbers produced by the offense, and realize this team can score with anyone. And I mean ANYONE. QB Nick Venuto and WR Anthony Carlo shared the Offensive Player of the Week accolades last week, with Venuto scoring 9 TDs and Carlo going over 300 yards receiving. Don’t forget this team has last season’s receiving champion Corey Feldman as the #2 weapon on offense, and an effective Paul Keeser making big plays as well. If this team can outgun the Woodchucks next week, there is no telling where this team will end up come seasons end. With that offense, a title run isn’t out of the question.

5. Average Joes (6) 3-1

Won 47-26 vs Unwanted

Next Opponent: Warewolves (4-1)

Off: 287.75 yards a game, 30.5 ppg

Def: 334.75 yards a game, 29.5 ppg

The #AverageJoeArmy is gaining followers by the week. The valuable experience gained each week is coming with a nice side effect: W’s. No team played a more physical style last week than the Average Joes, as they were putting players on the ground left and right in the blocking game. If they can manhandle the Warewolves the same way they did the Unwanted, the Joes will take a huge leap in the eyes of the experts. Brandon Koppenjan is undefeated as a starting quarterback, and Average Joe Ganzy provided 3 sacks in 4 plays last week to add to his gaudy season total. Mike Sparrowe has shown a gamebreaking knack on offense, to match Tim Vecci’s ball hawking skills in the defensive backfield. The energy this team brings to the field every week is unmatched and the future is bright for the Joes.

6. Unwanted (4) 3-2

Lost 47-26 vs Average Joes

Next Opponent: SassaFrassa (1-4)

Off: 370.6 yards a game, 29.4 ppg

Def: 320.2 yards a game, 34.4 ppg

The Unwanted looked great in the early stages of the season, riding Todd Kaiser’s big arm to a 4th place ranking and some early wins. The last two games the team has come back to reality a bit, sliding them down to the 6th spot. The physicality of the team was tested by the Warewolves and Average Joes, and the team failed the test. Despite the recent struggles, Peter Torres has continued his torrid debut, tearing up secondaries week in and week out. A win this week against the SassaFrassa would put this team right back into the playoff picture. The defense has been highly suspect at times, but their is no questioning the firepower of Kaiser, Torres, and Black on offense will have this team competing until the last week of the season.

7. Rabid Squirrels (7) 1-4

Lost 44-28 to Shockers

Next Opponent: Spartans (0-4)

Off: 341.2 yards a game, 32.4 ppg

Def: 369 yards a game, 36.2 ppg

Ask any team that has played the Squirrels, and they will tell you they don’t play like a team thats 1-4. There is a nice collection of talent donning the gray of the Squirrels weekly, but they just can’t seem to catch a break. Jihad Castro had a huge INT in the endzone last week just when it seemed the Shockers were going to put the nail in the coffin. Unfortunately, the offense couldn’t keep up and the team fell victim to their 4th loss of the season. QB Sean Collins has looked improved from last season, and Mike Lawrence is one of the top WRs in the JSGFFL. They present matchup problems for any defense. An opponent that takes this team lightly could be quickly surprised by this squad.

8. SassaFrassa (8) 1-4

Lost 68-42 vs Untouchables, Won 48-42 vs Spartans

Next Opponent: Unwanted (3-2)

Off: 358.4 yards a game, 28.4 ppg

Def: 446,6 yards a game, 46 ppg

Last week showed the good and bad of the tie dyed derelicts, as they split their doubleheader. A record setting offensive day by the Untouchables in game 1 didn’t demoralize the Sassa, as they managed to hang on against the Spartans despite their late rally attempt. Mike Mitton has steadied the ship at QB, giving the team some consistency they badly needed. Gregg Mayers is becoming a tough cover, and the talent of Billy Exner has been evident from the early going. Now that they have their first win out of the way, the team hopes there are more to follow. They’ve got a taste of success and want more.

9. Spartans (9) 0-4

Lost 48-42 vs SassaFrassa

Next Opponent: Rabid Squirrels (1-4), Shockers (4-0) Doubleheader*

Off: 254 yards a game, 20 ppg

Def: 422.75 yards a game, 41.5 ppg

The Spartans came within a drive or two of their first victory last week, falling short against the Sassafrassa in the closing seconds of the game. Despite their record, the Spartans play with as much heart and desire as anyone. The team shows up every week and gives it their all, although it hasn’t shown on the stat sheet. Reason for hope in Spartanville: Terron Maples. There is no denying he is one of the most electrifying players in the league, and his big strip and fumble recovery last week put his team in position to rally. Will this be the week the Spartans emerge from the ranks of the winless?

Mike Odom


Plays of the Week – Week 4

10. Dave Breen’s Catch and Run
9. Belford’s Crazy Moves for the TD
8. Greg Mayers’ Sweet Jump-Ball Snag
7. Devon Snead’s Game-Clinching Catch
6. Mitton to Norton for the Toe-Touch TD
5. McAndrew with an Awesome INT on a Dump-Off
4. Pat Paxton with Nifty Moves for the TD
3. Zitani to Jensen for a Sweet Sliding TD Catch
2. McEllen’s Sweet Catch and Run to Almost Tie the Big Game
1. Nick Venuto’s Record Breaking Passing Day