Players of the Week – Week 4
By Sean Dochney
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John Zitani – Woodchucks
The Zit led the Woodchucks to a big victory against the Assassins this past Saturday. He spread the ball around to 7 different receivers as he went 24-33 for 376 yards, 5 TDs, and did not throw any interceptions. The Zit is putting together another fine season in the JSGFFL. The Zit has the Woodchucks sitting in 3 rd place in the standings, and 2 nd in the Power Rankings, as we sit halfway through the season and we see the playoff picture starting to shape out. He now sits in first for passing yards at 1274, he’s second in TDs with 18, and he is fourth in QB Rating with a rating of 125.0.
Joe Giuffre – Shockers
The Rattlers were no match for the Shockers on Saturday, as the Shockers blew the Rattlers out 50-6. Everyone got in on the stat sheet for the Shockers, as 4 players (Carlo, Snead, Barbiere, and Pharo) ended the game with over 80 yards receiving. The Guffslinger went 28-41 for 410 yards, 7 TDs and 1 interception. On the season, Giuffre has completed 66.4% of his passes for 1265 yards, 22 TDs, and only 2 interceptions. He now sits on top of the league in TDs, and 2 nd in the league in passing yards. The Shockers have a tough opponent this upcoming Saturday in the Rabid Squirrels. The Shockers will need the Guffslinger to have another big game if they want to walk away with a victory.
Maliq Black – The Grizzlies
Maliq was a machine on the field as the Grizzlies took care of business and won 40-25 against French Toast Mafia. Black was QB Watson’s top target of the day as the duo made big play after big play. French Toast Mafia did not have an answer or anyone that could cover Black as he hauled in 6 catches for 165 yards and 3 TDs. On the season, Black now sits in third place for WR points on the JSGFFL leaderboard. He has 19 catches for 326 yards, and a league leading 6 TDs. The Grizzlies will be playing the Warewolves on Saturday as the playoff picture is starting to take shape. This will be a big game, and The Grizzlies can make it almost near impossible for the Warewolves to make the playoffs with a win on Saturday.
Mike Kalucki – Warewolves
Kalucki had a huge game for the Warewolves, albeit in a losing effort, as the Warewolves lost a nail biter to the Rabid Squirrels, 29-26. Kalucki, one of the more underrated players in the JSGFFL, would go on to have 6 catches for 96 yards and 2 TDs. Kalucki has stepped up big time for the illiterate Wolves this season as the Wolves have been missing big players and playmakers every week so far this season. Mike now is second in all receiving categories for the Warewolves on the season with 21 catches for 281 yards and 4 TDs. The Warewolves enter next week in a must win scenario against the Grizzlies if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. Kalucki is going to have his hands full not only on offense, but on the defensive side of the ball as he will look to also slow down the Grizzlies big 3 receivers in Black, Torres, and Forcella.
Loren Jackson – Rattlers
Jackson was the lone bright spot on the Rattlers as they were routed by the Shockers in week 4. Loren would score the only points of the game for the Rattlers with a goal line interception that he would return for a TD. Jackson may be the first Rattlers player to ever appear in the Players of the Week segment for the JSGFFL. They will need another big game from him as they go into next week as heavy underdogs against the Woodchucks.
Entire Rabid Squirrels Defense
The Rabid Squirrels finally beat a good team this past week as they took down the Warewolves, 29-26. Their defense was the catalyst for the win. The Commissioner didn’t have much time to get comfortable in the pocket because of the tenacious pass rush of the Rabid Squirrels. The Squirrels ended up for 4 sacks on the day, 2 coming from Matt Delgado. The Rabid Squirrels defense has a real tough test in week 5 as they roll in as underdogs against the Shockers.