Summer 2016 All-Pro Team

All-Pro Team Summer 2016

By Sean Dochney

We would like to thank all the Teams, Captains, and Players for playing in the Summer 2016 Season of the JSGFFL.  Fall 2016 starts on October 1st.


With no further ado, here is your Summer 2016 All-Pro Team

1st Team

John Zitani – Woodchucks (6-2)
71.9% for 2,840 yards, 10.1 yards/attempt, 45 TDs, 5 interceptions, 136.3 QBR
The Zit had a very impressive season as he led the Woodchucks to a 6-2 record and a shot to win the championship as they will take on the Shockers this weekend.  His 2,840 yards was good for most in the league, and his 45 TDs tied him for the league lead with Giuffre.  John put up these numbers while only throwing 5 interceptions all season.  His QB rating was second to only Guiffre in the league, and 1 point separated them.  The Woodchucks are taking on the Shockers in the Championship game, and Zitani is going to need to be at the top of his game if he hopes to hand the Shockers their first loss of the past few seasons.
Shane Capone – Warewolves (4-3-1)
46 catches for 955 yards, 14 TDs
                Capone was the best player in the entire JSGFFL this season.  He ranked first in every receiving category by a long shot.  Nobody could stop Shane this season, and this was highlighted by his Week 5 performance against the Grizzlies when he had 6 catches for 240 yards and 4 TDs.  He was the MVP of the Warewolves and was a big reason the Wolves were able to get into the playoffs after a rough start to the season.  Shane would also have 2 interceptions for the Wolves on the defense.                 
Jihad Castro – Rabid Squirrels (6-2)
4 interceptions, 2 defensive TDs
                Jihad Castro was a new addition to the Rabid Squirrels this season and the pickup paid off.  Castro was the biggest impact player for a very good Rabid Squirrels defense.  Castro was tied for the league lead in both interceptions and defensive TDs.  His interceptions always seemed to come up big moments for the Squirrels.  The Squirrels had a big season this year as they were able to shut up the doubters they had and make it to the playoffs. 

2nd Team

Joe Giuffre – Shockers (7-0-1)
72.4% for 2,817 yards, 10.8 yards/attempt, 45 TDs, 6 interceptions, 137.4 QBR
                The Shockers went unbeaten again this season with the Guffslinger putting up big numbers at the helm.  He ranked in either 1st or 2nd in every QB stat category.  It was a real tough decision to leave the Guffslinger off the 1st Team, but the Zit edged him out by throwing 1 less interception and for slightly more yards than Joe.  The Shockers will be taking on the Woodchucks in the Championship game on Saturday as Giuffre looks to bring in another JSGFFL Championship. 
Billy Belford – French Toast Mafia (3-5)
31 receptions for 725 yards, 10 TDs
                2nd team WR came down to a battle between Devon Snead and Billy Belford.  Both put up great numbers this season, but Billy has a slight edge over Snead.  Belford ranks 2nd to Capone in both yards and TDs.  French Toast Mafia had a disappointing season this year as they ended up 3-5 and missed out on the playoffs.  They were right in the thick of most games and definitely have the talent to make a playoff push if they stick together next season.
Kevin Kastner – Woodchucks (6-2)
11 sacks
                Kevin Kastner led the JSGFFL in sacks this past season with 11.  He came on strong in the as 10 of those sacks came after Week 5.  The pass rush and defense of the Woodchucks is a major reason why they will be playing in the championship against the Shockers this weekend.  If the defense can stop the Shockers just a few times, the Woodchucks may be able to walk away as champions.

Summer 2016 Championship Preview – Shockers vs. Woodchucks

Championship Preview
By Sean Dochney

The Shockers (7-0-1) vs. The Woodchucks (6-2)

                The Shockers are on a quest for their 3rd straight JSGFFL championship as well as their 3rd unbeaten season in a row.  The Shockers were able to overcome the Warewolves 27-24 in the semi-final matchup last week even though the Shockers were trailing the entire game only to take a lead in the final 2 minutes.  Devon Snead and the Guffslinger both had big games as the Shockers battled back from the early double digit deficit.  The Shockers will have their hands full this week as they take on the Zit and his Woodchucks.  The Woodchucks were in control for the entire game against the Rabid Squirrels last week as they won 32-12.  The Shockers won the previous matchup against the Woodchucks 39-28 in Week 3.
                This game looks like it may be a battle of the QBs as it boasts the league’s top 2 rated passers and most likely All-Pro 1st and 2nd team QBs.  The Guffslinger was the top rated QB in the league at 137.4.  He threw for 2,817 yards, which was 2nd behind Zitani’s 2,840.  Guiffre and the Zit were tied for the most touchdowns in the league at 45.
                The Shockers have many playmakers outside of the Guffslinger on offense.  They have 4 WR ranked in the top 12 on the JSGFFL leaderboard.  Devon Snead leads the receiving corps as he had 39 receptions for 697 yards and 10 TDs.  Charlie Barbiere (34 rec. 526 yards, 5 TDs), Ryan “King TUTdown” Pharo (28 rec. 382 yards, 8 TDs), and Anthony Spanola (32 rec. 400 yards, 8 TDs) round out the rest of the talented options that the Guffslinger has at his disposal.
                The Woodchucks have some playmakers themselves at receiver.  Led by Jeremy Wozniak (32 rec. 475 yards, 8 TDs), Anthony D’Addario (35 rec. 415 yards, 4 TDs), and Chris D’Addario (25 rec. 346 yards, 7 Tds).  The Woodchucks have also received big games out of Charlie Mackie and Terron Maples when the 2 have been able to attend the games.  They will need both Mackie and Maples to be present for the Championship if they hope to upset the unbeaten Shockers.   
                The Woodchucks defense gave up the least amount of points this season, and will have to come up big in this game for them to walk away as Summer Champs.  The Woodchucks D is up for the challenge led by Devon McEllen who was tied for most interceptions in the league with 4.  Kevin Kastner led the league in sacks with 11, and the Woodchucks defense was 2nd in the league to French Toast Mafia in team sacks. 
                 Overall, this game should be a close and hard fought battle.   The Shockers are definitely the favorites coming into this game, but the game still has to be played, and the Woodchucks are motivated to hand the Shockers their first loss of the past few seasons.  I will take the easy way out and predict the unbeaten Shockers as the winner by a 1 score margin, but I would not be surprised if the Woodchucks emerged as champs this week.