Players of the Week – Week 7
By Sean Dochney
John Zitani – Woodchucks
The Zit popped off again this week as the Woodchucks dismantled the Grizzlies and eliminated the Grizzlies from playoff contention. The final score would end up being 56-12 for the Woodchucks. Zitani could do no wrong in this game as he went 29-38 for 440 yards and 8 TDs. In classic Zitani fashion he would spread the ball all over the field as he had 9 receivers record a reception. Zitani moved himself up to the second rated passer this season with the big game and now holds a 136.0 rating. He has the most passing yards in the league with 2,454 and is tied for the league lead in TD passes with 38. He has done this with only throwing 4 interceptions this season. The Woodchucks have clinched a playoff spot already, but are still fighting for positioning as they take on French Toast Mafia in Week 8.
Joe Giuffre – Shockers
The Shockers have clinched the number 1 seed for the playoffs with a 34-24 win over French Toast Mafia, as they remain unbeaten through the first 7 weeks of the season. The Guffslinger was at it again in the victory as he went 27-39 for 347 yards, 5 TDs, and 2 interceptions. On the season, Giuffre is second in yards with 2,439, and tied for the league lead in TDs with 38. He currently owns a QB rating of 134.8, which is good for 3rd in the league. The Shockers only have pride on the line in Week 8 as the take on the Warewolves in a week 1 rematch that ended in a draw.
Billy Belford – French Toast Mafia
Billy had a big game in a losing effort to the Shockers this past week. It was a must win for French Toast, who now see themselves eliminated from playoff contention after the loss. Billy did all that he could to keep French Toast Mafia in the game as he hauled in 5 catches for 196 yards and 3 TDs. Billy has been phenomenal all season as he sits in second in both yards (725) and TDs (10) for receivers. Shane Capone is the only receiver having a better season than Billy. French Toast Mafia will take on the Woodchucks in Week 8 in a game that only pride will be on the line for French Toast. Mafia could potentially knock the Woodchucks from the number 2 seed in the playoffs, to the number 4 seed for the playoffs if they are able to pull off the upset.
Devon Snead – Shockers
Snead continued his solid season in Week 7 as he hauled in 8 receptions for 115 yards and 2 TDs in the win against French Toast Mafia. Snead has been a stud for the Shockers all season and sits in 3rd place in the WR leaderboards. He is tied with teammate Charlie Barbiere for the second most catches in the league with 34. He also sits in 3rd for both yards and TDs with 584 yards and 8 TDs. The Shockers will look to remain unbeaten as they take on the Warewolves, who they tied in a Week 1 showdown. This could very well be preview of the first week of the playoffs if the standings remain the same after Week 8.
Jihad Castro – Rabid Squirrels
The Rabid Squirrels dismantled the Rattlers to a score of 60-13 in Week 7. The Rabid Squirrels defense scored the same amount of TDs this week as the Rattlers offense did for the game. Jihad contributed to that as he had 2 interceptions, 1 of which he returned for a TD. Castro is leading the league in interceptions with 4 this season, and is tied with the Commissioner for the lead in defensive TDs with 2. The Rabid Squirrels will be taking on the winless Assassins in Week 8, but don’t count the Assassins out, as they have had close games with the Shockers, Warewolves, and French Toast Mafia.
Mike Lawrence – Rabid Squirrels
Lawrence had the only other defensive TD this week and earned himself defensive runner up in the process. Mike had the defensive TD on his only interception of the game in the blow out against the Rattlers. It was the first interception of the year for Mike, who is having a great year as the Squirrels leading receiver. The Rabid Squirrels can breathe easy heading into Week 8 as they have clinched a playoff spot. They will just be playing for positioning as they take on the Assassins.