Players of the Week – Week 7 Edition

Players of the Week – Week 7

By Sean Dochney


QB

John Zitani – Woodchucks

Heading into their game against the Assassins, the Woodchucks were separated by 62 points in Point Differential to the Shockers for first place. The Shockers suffered their first loss of the season to the Clam Slammers earlier in the day. The Woodchucks would defeat the Assassins to a score of 75-12 and captured the first seed for the playoffs by a margin of 1 in Point Differential. The Zit took popping off to a new level in Week 7 as he threw for 411 yards and 9 TDs without throwing an interception. Zitani led the league in QB Rating at 131.96 as he threw for 2489 yards and 44 TDs while only throwing 6 interceptions on the season. The Zit led the Woodchucks to a 7-1 record and a bye for the first round of the playoffs as they look to defend their title from the Summer season.

QB Runner Up

Brian Lee – Clam Slammers

Lee had his best game of the season as the Clam Slammers beat the Shockers 36-32 for the Shockers’ first regular season. Lee completed 22 of 33 passes for 358 yards, 6 TDs, and 1 interception. Matt McClain (6 rec. 118 yards, 2 TDs), Brandon Frustieri (3 rec. 72 yards, 2 TDs), and Kenny Colicchio (4 rec. 64 yards, 1 TD) all had real nice games at WR in the victory. Lee finished the year 6 th in QB Rating at 111.4. Lee threw for 1698 yards, 26 TDs, and 7 interceptions. The Clam Slammers finished the year as the 4 th seed with a 6-2 record and a +72 in Point Differential. They gave up the least amount of points on defense and were tied for the best interception differential in the league at +8. The Slammers will be taking on the Gladiators in the first round of the playoffs on December 3rd .


WR

Steve Dalrymple – Woodchucks

The Woodchucks won in blow out fashion to capture the number 1 seed for the playoffs. Steve Dalrymple had a huge hand in the victory as he would score a TD every time he touched the ball. Steve would score early and often as he had 6 catches for 85 yards and 6 TDs. On the season, Steve finished with 26 catches for 322 yards and 10 TDs. His 10 TDs is the tied for 4 th most in the league. The Woodchucks have the top seed for the playoffs as they start their title defense with a first round bye.

WR Runner Up

Al Rowland – Savages

Rowland had a big game for the Savages as they edged out the Kekembas 34-26. Rowland had his best game of the season as he caught 9 passes for 144 yards and 2 TDs. The Kekembas did not have an answer for Rowland as he averaged 16 yards per catch. Rowland would end up with 17 catches for 245 yards and 3 TDs on the season for the Savages.


Def

Woodchucks

The Woodchucks defense had a huge game as they held the Assassins to 12 points in route to securing the top seed for the playoffs. Several players stepped up and had big games as every point mattered for the Woodchucks. Devon McEllen would help put points on the board as he would have a pick 6. Nick D’Addario and Jose Ortiz would also add an interception each. Kevin Kastner was big all day as a pass rusher and would end the game with 3 sacks. Garrett Lavaggi had a big forced fumble at the end of the game which gave the ball to the Woodchucks and the opportunity to secure the best point differential in the league.

Def Runner Up

Chris McIntosh – Warewolves

The Warewolves secured the third seed in the playoffs with a 42-12 victory over the Grizzlies. Chris McIntosh returned an interception for a TD. The Warewolves were missing Shane Capone and he may miss the playoffs as well. The Wolves will need McIntosh as well as some others to step up big with Shane potentially on the sidelines.

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Power Rankings – Week 6 – Sexy 6

Sexy 6 – Week 6

By Sean Dochney


1. Shockers (6-0), Point Differential – 164, (Prev. 1)

The Shockers remained undefeated when they bitch slapped Strangers with Candy 52-18 in Week 6. This was a big stat game for a lot of Shockers. Joe Giuffre threw for 414 yards and 6 TDs. Devon Snead caught 4 passes for 132 yards and a TD. Snead would also have an interception on the defense. Steve Soletto added to his league lead in sacks with 2.5 on the day. Anthony Carlo would return an interception for a TD and also have a 60-yard TD catch. On the season, the Shockers have some players putting up big numbers. Joe Giuffre is near the top of most QB categories. He has thrown for 2071 yards with 35 TDs and 8 interceptions. The Shockers have the best receiving corps in the league that boasts the likes of Charlie Barbiere (26 rec. 482 yards, 9 TDs), Devon Snead (28 rec. 535 yards, 5 TDs), Anthony Carlo (15 rec. 305 yards, 4 TDs), and Mike O’Neil (22 rec. 267, 8 TDs). On defense, Steve Soletto leads the league in sacks (15.5), followed by teammate Erickson (7.5). Shannon Hill and Devon Snead have each chipped in 3 interceptions, Shannon has returned 2 of those for TDs.

The Shockers are the most talented team in the league, evidenced by only having 1 loss and 1 tie in the JSGFFL over the past 2 years. Their only loss came at the hands of the Woodchucks in the Summer 2016 Championship game. They will be looking for redemption this season in the playoffs. They have already clinched the first round bye for the playoffs, and will most likely be the top seed barring a meltdown in Week 7. They will be playing a double header in Week 7 including the Game of the Week against the Gladiators (5-2) and then the 2 nd game against the Clam Slammers (5-2).


2. Woodchucks (6-1), Point Differential – 102, (Prev. 2)

The defending champion Woodchucks won again in Week 6 as they scalped the Savages to a score of 48-13. The Zit had another efficient game in the win and earned himself QB runner up in the POTW. The D’Addario’s all had big games against the Savages, Anthony and Chris on offense, and Niko on defense. Anthony hauled in 6 catches for 92 yards and 2 TDs, while Chris had 7 catches for 79 yards and 3 TDs. Steve Dalrymple also stood out on offense with his 6 catches for 82 yards. Niko D’Addario had 2 interceptions on defense, his first 2 of the season. Garrett Lavaggi also chipped in big with an interception returned for a TD. Lavaggi is now second in the league with 4 interceptions.

The Woodchucks look like they will have the 2 nd seed and a first round bye for the playoffs. They can officially clinch this with a win in Week 7 against the Assassins. If they lose, they still hold a hefty point differential on the Clam Slammers, Gladiators, and the Warewolves that will be tough for those teams to overcome and steal the 2 nd seed.


3. Warewolves (5-2), Point Differential – 63, (Prev. 3)

The Commissioner is back and there is most definitely not a QB controversy. Dooley may have been the QB to lead LTHS to a state ring, but Ang is the guy that gives the Wolves the best chance to hoist the prestigious JSGFFL Championship Trophy. The JSGFFL trophy is pretty much equivalent to a combination of the Lombardi Trophy and the Stanley Cup, but 10 times better. The Warewolves crushed the Assassins in Week 6, 34-12. Ang and Capone had their usual big games, but Tim Steager, Sean McAndrew, and Dave Pankow had themselves a great game. Steager had 2 catches for 71 yards and a TD. Sean McAndrew had 2 interceptions, including a circus catch, and also chipped in 3 catches for 49 yards and a TD. Dave Pankow returned to action for the first time since dislocating his elbow and recorded 2.5 sacks, which places him 6 th in the league after just 1 game.

As a team, The Warewolves average the most yards per play in the league at 11.16. This may take a bit of a hit over the final week and the playoffs though. Shane Capone is battling an injury that leaves him doubtful for the remainder of the season. Shane has been the best receiver in the league over the last few seasons. This season, he is head and shoulders above any other receiver with his 40 catches for 869 yards and 15 TDs. His presence will be missed if he can’t finish out the season for the Warewolves. The Warewolves are currently the 5 th seed, but can potentially move up as high as 2 nd if Week 7 breaks right for them. They take on the Grizzlies (2-5) in Week 7.


4. Gladiators (5-2), Point Differential – 69, (Prev. 4)

The Gladiators stayed hot in Week 6 as they won their 5 th straight game, this time it was by forfeit since the Kekembas could not field a team. The game was still played with replacement players for the Kekembas, with Chris Angelini doing his best Shane Falco impression taking over at QB for the Kekembas. Terron Maples (285 passing yards, 5 TDs) and Kenny Bass (4 rec. 77 yards) put up some big numbers in this game.

Terron has been a pleasant surprise at QB for the Gladiators this season as he has 3 rd highest QB rating in the league at 123.67. He has thrown for 1871 yards, 30 TDs, and 6 interceptions. We knew he was a good receiver in this league but he has proved to be a jack of all trades. Maples even leads the Gladiators in sacks with 2, and interceptions with 3. He is supported by a nice trio of receivers who are having good years in Kyle D’Autorio (20 rec. 331 yards, 8 TDs) Kenny Bass (27 rec. 351 yards, 4 TDs), and Paul Wickwire (29 rec. 296 yards, 3 TDs).

The Gladiators have clinched a playoff spot and are currently the 4 th seed. They have a tough challenge as they will be taking on the Shockers in the Game of the Week for Week 7. This will be a tough test right before the playoffs for the Gladiators. They have beaten some solid teams so far but have lost to perennial JSGFFL contenders the Woodchucks and Warewolves in the first 2 weeks of the season. We will see how much this team has evolved over the last 2 months and see if they can hang with the Shockers.


5. Rabid Squirrels (4-3), Point Differential – 24, (Prev. 5)

The Rabid Squirrels came away with a thrilling 21-18 victory over the Clam Slammers due to last minute heroics by Jihad Castro. Castro had 6 catches for 119 yards and a TD. His 43-yard TD catch off a screen was one for the highlight reel as he made every defender on the Clam Slammers miss as he walked into the end zone to seal a victory. Sean Collins played well at QB with his 285 passing yards, 3 TDs, and 1 interception thrown.

The Squirrels boast the highest interception differential in the league at 7. This is a stat that tributes the playmakers the Squirrels have on defense, as well as Collins’ efficiency at QB. Collins is the 4 th rated QB in the JSGFFL with his 121.75 QB rating. He has thrown for 1946 yards, 25 TDs, and 6 interceptions. Mike Lawrence (16 rec. 474 yards, 7 TDs), Andre Snead (25 rec. 389 yards, 6 TDs), and Joe Andress (28 rec. 287 yards, 4 TDs) are all putting up nice seasons for the Squirrels at WR. Bill Budd and Phil Cupo are both tied for 2 nd in the JSGFFL with 4 interceptions each. Jihad Castro has 3 interceptions on the season, including 2 returned for a TD. The Squirrels clinched a playoff spot with the victory last week and will look to secure better seeding as they sit in the 6 th and final spot currently. The Rabid Squirrels will be playing Strangers with Candy (2-5) in Week 7.


6. Clam Slammers (5-2), Point Differential – 69, (Prev. 6)

The Clam Slammers played 2 games in Week 6, they beat the Grizzlies and then lost to the Rabid Squirrels. The game against the Squirrels was only the second game the Slammers have played against a team with .500 record, and now they have lost both of those games. One thing you cannot take away from the Slammers though is that they win the games they are supposed to. It is not their fault they have had the easiest schedule in the league.

Brandon Frustieri was frustrating defenses as he was the best receiver for the Clams Slammers on the day. He combined to have 9 catches for 105 yards and 3 TDs for the day. He now has 23 catches for 275 yards and 4 TDs for the season. Kenny Colicchio has been the best player on both sides of the ball for the Clam Slammers all season. Kenny has 19 catches for 427 yards and 7 TDs. Kenny is also tied for second in interceptions with 4, which is 2 behind his teammate and league leader Frank Ritacco.

As a team, the Clam Slammers rank 9 out of 11 in average yards per game with only 222.57. They are led by their interception differential, which is tied for second with 6. They will be playing their 3 rd game of the season against a team over .500 in Week 7. That team is the undefeated Shockers. It will be a tough game for the Clam Slammers, but it will be a good test to see if they can remain competitive with the Shockers. The Clam Slammers currently sit as the 3 rd seed for the playoffs but this game could potentially drop them all the way down to the 6 th seed if the Shockers run away with it.

Players of the Week – Week 6 Edition

Players of the Week – Week 6

By Sean Dochney


QB

Chris Angelini – Warewolves

The Commissioner came back from his week off and immediately squashed any talks of a quarterback controversy for the Wolves. Ryan Dooley was efficient stepping in for Ang last week, but he can’t sling the rock quite like the Commish. Chris only attempted 15 passes in the 34-12 win against the Assassins, and he completed 12 of them. His only incompletions occurred during extra points. It was big play after big play for the Commissioner led Warewolves. Chris threw for 351 yards on those 15 attempts, which is good for 23.4 yards per attempt. He threw 5 TDs and did not throw any interceptions. His top receiver as always was Shane Capone, who caught 5 passes for 171 yards and 2 TDs. Shane gets a mention here, because for the second straight week he will be snubbed as a WR POTW, even though he is more than deserving of the honor (sorry Shane, getting a little tired of writing about how you’re the best WR in the league, everybody knows by now).

On the season, Angelini has a QB rating of 125.91, which is good for second in the league behind the legendary John Zitani. Angelini has thrown for 1816 yards, 27 TDs, and only 5 interceptions. All the playoff spots are clinched, and the Wolves hold onto 1 of those spots. There is still plenty to play for as the seeds have yet to be determined, and there is still a possibility for the Warewolves, Gladiators, and Clam Slammers to capture the 2 nd seed and 1 st round bye away from the Woodchucks. The Warewolves will be playing the Grizzlies (2-5) in Week 7

QB Runner Up

John Zitani – Woodchucks

The Zit was at it again this week as the Woodchucks slaughtered the Savages to a score of 48-13. Zitani completed 26 of 31 passes for 305 yards and 6 TDs. He edges out Joe Giuffre, who threw for over 400 yards, as runner up this week because the Zit was highly efficient, and unlike the Guffslinger, the Zit did not throw any interceptions. The Zit is the highest rated QB in the league with his 128.34. He also leads the league in passing yards with 2078, TDs with 35, and completion % at 70.7%. He has done all this while throwing only 6 interceptions this season. I would guess that his passing yards and TDs may not hold up as league lead with Joe Giuffre right on his heels in both categories, and the Shockers have 2 games to play in Week 8, while the Woodchucks are only playing 1. The Woodchucks will head into Week 7 as the 2 seed for the playoffs, and in line for a 1 st round bye. The Assassins (2-5) will look to play spoiler for the Woodchucks in their Week 7 matchup.


WR

Jihad Castro – Rabid Squirrels

The Rabid Squirrels won a thriller against the Clam Slammers in Week 6, 21-18. The Clam Slammers scored a late TD to take the lead in the final minutes of the game, and it looked like the Squirrels were about to dip below .500 on the season. Jihad Castro decided to play hero as he caught a screen pass and made every Clam Slammer defender miss on his way to a 43-yard TD to win the game. Total on the day, Castro had 6 catches for 119 yards, and 1 very crucial TD that cemented the Squirrels as a playoff team this season. Jihad now has 22 catches for 264 yards and 1 TD on the season. On the defensive side of the ball, Jihad has 3 interceptions and 2 TDs. The Squirrels have clinched a playoff spot and currently sit as the 6 th seed. They take on Strangers with Candy (2-5) in the final week of the season as they jockey for playoff positioning.

WR Runner Up

Nick and Tim Vecci – Kekembas

The Kekembas team was full of no shows in Week 6 as they were forced to forfeit against the Gladiators, giving the Gladiators a 28-0 victory. Tim and Nick Vecci showed a lot of heart as they were the only Kekembas players to show up and they put together a quick team of players from around the league. The twins combined to have 8 catches for 151 yards and 1 TD in the game that was essentially played out of pride for the Vecci brothers. Nick had 4 catches for 92 yards and Tim had 4 catches for 59 yards. The Kekembas may not have a win this season, but I give a lot of credit to Nick and Tim for keep showing up and playing hard every week, even though it appears the rest of their team have quit on the season. On the season, Nick has 14 catches for 166 yards, and Tim has 26 catches for 377 yards and 5 TDs. The Kekembas are scheduled to play the final game of the season against the Savages (1-6). It will be interesting to see how many Kekembas show up for this game.


Def

Bill Budd – Rabid Squirrels

The Rabid Squirrels had a crucial victory against the Clam Slammers that secured the Squirrels’ spot in the playoffs. Castro may have been the hero late in the game, but the defense came up big all day for the Squirrels to keep them in the game. Bill Budd stood out in the game as he recorded a sack and 2 interceptions, including what proved to be a big red zone interception as the Clam Slammers were driving early in the game. Bill now has 3 sacks and 4 interceptions on the season, which he is the team leader in both of those categories. The Squirrels will take on the Strangers with Candy (2-5) in the final week of the season as they try to secure better playoff positioning.

Def Runner Up

Dave Pankow – Warewolves

Last time I saw Dave Pankow I wanted to vomit after seeing his elbow get dislocated over the summer season. He was back in action for the first since the injury, this time wearing a Warewolves jersey. He made his presence felt immediately in his first game back as he recorded 2.5 sacks for the Wolves, who entered the game with only 3 team sacks. Pankow even sits in 6 th on the sack list with his 2.5 after just 1 game. This is a very big pick up for the Warewolves heading into the playoffs as they were lacking big time in creating pressure. The Warewolves sit in 5 th place right now, only separated by 6 points in point differential to 3 rd place. They will be playing the Grizzlies in Week 7.

Power Rankings – Week 5 – Sexy 6

Sexy Six – Week 5By Sean Dochney

 

1.​Shockers (5-0), Point Differential – 130, (Prev, 1)

The Shockers won big again this past week, this time against the Grizzlies 52-0. The defense dominated for the Shockers in this game. Steve Soletto added to his league lead in sacks as he picked up 5 to increase his total to 13 on the season. Mike O’Neil had a big game at receiver as he hauled in 5 catches for 76 yards and 3 TDs. He now has 18 catches for 219 yards, and is 2nd on the Shockers with 6 TDs. The Shockers will look to continue their 3rd straight undefeated season as they take on Strangers with Candy (2-4) on Saturday. Strangers with Candy would be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss, and a Rabid Squirrels (3-3) win against the Clam Slammers (4-1). Shockers have already clinched a spot in the playoffs, but haven’t locked up the number 1 seed just yet.  

 

2.​Woodchucks (5-1), Point Differential – 67, (Prev. 2)

The Woodchucks handled business as always as they stomped on Strangers with Candy to a score of 42-18. The Zit popped off this week completing 30-33 passes for 308 yards and 6 TDs. The Zit is the highest rated QB in the league at 124.4. He also leads the league with his 1773 passing yards and 29 TDs. Chris D’Addario (6 rec. 73 yards, 2 TDs) and Billy Belford (5 rec. 74 yards, 2 TDs) were his top 2 receivers for the day. They both rank in the top 10 on the receiver leaderboard as Billy has 29 catches for 451 yards and 9 TDs, and Chris has 22 catches for 412 yards and 4 TDs. The Woodchucks have the 2nd ranked offense in the league as they average 299.33 yards per game and 5 offensive TDs per game. The Woodchucks are in 2nd place in the standings and are in line for a first-round bye. They have a favorable schedule heading into the last 2 weeks as they take on the Savages (1-5) in Week 6, and the Assassins (2-4) in Week 7.

 

3.​Warewolves (4-2), Point Differential – 41, (Prev. 3)

The Warewolves were without QB Chris Angelini this week but were still able to secure a win in a thrilling 27-24 game against the Rabid Squirrels. The Rabid Squirrels had the ball in the red zone with under a minute to go, but Chris DiMicco ended the Squirrels hopes with an interception in the end zone to seal the victory for the Warewolves. Ryan Dooley took the helm at QB and performed well in the spot start by throwing for 274 yards and 4 TDs. Shane Capone went off yet again catching 9 passes for 181 yards and 3 TDs. Shane leads the league in every receiving category by a wide margin with his 35 catches for 698 yards and 13 TDs. The Warewolves are the only team in the league averaging over 10 yards per play at 10.09. They need just 1 win in the last 2 weeks to clinch a playoff spot. The Wolves will play the Assassins (2-4) in Week 6, and the Grizzlies (2-4) in Week 7. Both the Grizzlies and the Assassins will need to win their remaining games and receive some help along the way to keep their playoff hopes alive.

 

4.​Gladiators (4-2), Point Differential – 41, (Prev. 5)

The Gladiators won big in the 44-20 victory over the Assassins in Week 5. Terron Maples had another big game with 328 passing yards and 5 TDs. Terron has the 2nd highest QB rating at 122.4 to go along with his 1586 passing yards and 25 TDs. Kyle D’Autorio was his top receiver on the day with 5 catches for 134 yards and 2 TDs. The Gladiators rank 6th in yards per game at 276.17, and only have a +1 interception difference. They currently sit as the 5th seed, but have a chance to clinch a playoff spot with a win in Week 6 against the Kekembas (0-6). It will be important for the Gladiators to clinch a playoff spot against the Kekembas, since they will have a much tougher matchup in Week 7 against the Shockers (5-0).

 

5.​Rabid Squirrels (3-3), Point Differential – 21, (Prev. 4)

Rabid Squirrels suffered a heart-breaking loss to the Warewolves in Week 5 when they had the ball in the red zone with a chance to win the game on the final play. The Squirrels bounced back in the second game of their double header as they crushed the Kekembas 41-12. Sean Collins (20-25, 315, 5 TDs, 1 int) and Mike Lawrence (7 rec. 184 yards, 3 TDs) stood out for the Squirrels in the win against the Kekembas on offense. On defense, Jihad Castro had a big game with 2 interceptions, returning 1 for a TD. Bill Budd also chipped in a sack and an interception for the Squirrels. The Squirrels have the 2nd best interception difference in the league at a + 6. The Rabid Squirrels sit in the 6th and final playoff spot as we enter the final 2 weeks of the season. They are only 1 game ahead of the Assassin, Grizzlies, and Strangers with Candy, who all sit at 2-4. The Rabid Squirrels will play the Clam Slammers (4-1) in Week 6, and Strangers with Candy (2-4) in Week 7.  

 

6.​Clam Slammers (4-1), Point Differential – 51, (Prev. 6)

The Clam Slammers beat the Savages 26-12 in Week 5. Kenny Colicchio had a big game for the Clam Slammers with 3 catches for 114 yards, 2 TDs, and an interception on defense. Kenny is the Slammers leading receiver and he now has 14 catches for 376 yards and 7 TDs, this ranks him 6th on the JSGFFL leaderboards. Kenny’s 4 interceptions on the season ties him for 2nd behind teammate Frank Ritacco, who has 6 interceptions. The Clam Slammers have the 8th ranked offense in terms of yards per game at 232.8, but they lead the league in interception differential at + 7. The Clam Slammers sit in 3rd place in the standings and have been the beneficiaries of a rather weak schedule. The Gladiators (4-2) are the only team over .500 that the Clam Slammers have played so far, and the Clam Slammers lost that game 28-18. It will get a little tougher for the Clam Slammers over the final 2 weeks as they play the Grizzlies (2-4) and the Rabid Squirrels (3-3) in a double header in Week 6. They will also play the Shockers (5-0) in Week 7. The Clam Slammers only need 1 more win to clinch a playoff spot, and they still have a shot at a first-round bye.  

 

Players of the Week – Week 5 Edition

Players of the Week – Week 5By Sean Dochney

 

QB

Terron Maples – Gladiators

The Gladiators won big Saturday against the Assassins 44-20. Terron Maples had another huge game for the Gladiators, which by the end of it, he ranked 2nd in the league in QB rating at 122.4. Terron completed 17 of 24 passes for 328 yards and 5 TDs. Terron now has 1586 passing yards, 25 TDs, and 6 interceptions on the season. He leads the league in completion percentage at 70.3%. Kyle D’Autorio was Terron’s top receiver for the week as he caught 5 passes for 134 yards and 2 TDs. The Gladiators are now 4-2 and are 1 win away from clinching a playoff spot. They will be the Kekembas (0-6) in their potential playoff clinching game on Saturday.

 

QB Runner Up

Ryan Dooley – Warewolves

The Warewolves were without their handsome star QB, Chris “The Commissioner” Angelini, this past weekend. The Wolves were desperate at QB and gave the former state champion Ryan Dooley a shot at the helm against the Rabid Squirrels. The normally stone handed receiver proved to be sure handed at QB as he led the Wolves to a 27-24 victory against the Squirrels in the Game of the Week. Dooley would complete 14-22 passes for 274 yards and 4 TDs. He had a favorite target in Shane Capone, who would have 9 catches for 181 yards and 3 TDs. There may be a QB controversy lurking for the Wolves, the one advantage of Dooley at QB is there are a lot less dropped balls for the Wolves since Dooley is not at receiver. The Wolves (4-2) have a shot to clinch a playoff spot Saturday when they take on the Assassins (2-4). It will be interesting to see who they run out at QB.  

 

WR

Mike Lawrence – Rabid Squirrels

The Rabid Squirrels played 2 games on Saturday and Mike Lawrence had big games in both. The Squirrels lost a heartbreaker against the Warewolves, and then went on to dominate the Kekembas 41-12. Total on the day, Lawrence had 10 catches for 260 yards and 5 TDs. His game against the Kekembas is what puts him over the top as the WR POTW. In that game, he had 7 catches for 184 yards and 3 TDs. On the season, Mike ranks as the 7th WR on the leaderboards with his 14 catches for 404 yards and 6 TDs. The Rabid Squirrels currently hold the 6th and final playoff spot with 2 weeks remaining. The Squirrels (3-3) will be playing the Clam Slammers (4-1) in Week 6. This will be a huge game in determining the playoff picture.  

 

WR Runner Up

Jake Kearton – Assassins

The Assassins played 2 games in Week 5, they lost big to the Gladiators, and then won 32-26 against the Grizzlies in the makeup game from a rainout earlier in the season. Jake put up big numbers in both the games. In the first game, he had 4 catches for 151 yards and 2 TDs, and he had 6 catches for 119 yards and a TD in the second game. For those who don’t want to do math, that’s a total of 10 catches for 270 yards and 3 TDs. Jake is the Assassins leading receiver and he now sits in 5th on the JSGFFL leaderboards for receiver. He has 24 catches for 506 yards and 6 TDs so far. The Assassins (2-4) are on the outside looking in to the playoff picture, but only sit 1 game back of the Squirrels for the final playoff spot. They each have 2 games remaining. The Assassins cannot afford to lose in Week 6 as they play the Warewolves (4-2).

 

Def

Shockers

The Shockers blew out the Grizzlies 52-6 and many of their players on defense put up big numbers in the win. Steve Soletto led the way with 5 sacks, and Erickson had 2 sacks and an interception. Soletto is leading the league in sacks at 13, and Erickson is second with 7. They weren’t the only members of the defense to have a big game. Shannon Hill had 2 interceptions, including 1 returned for a TD. The Shockers (5-0) will look to remain undefeated in Week 6, while simultaneously ending Strangers with Candy’s (2-4) playoff hopes.

 

Der Runner Up

Jihad Castro – Rabid Squirrels

Castro had a big defensive game in the Squirrels victory against the Kekembas. Castro would have 2 interceptions, with 1 being returned as a TD. Castro now has 3 interceptions on the season with 2 being returned for TDs. The Squirrels are barely holding onto the final playoff spot, but the Assassins, Grizzlies, and Strangers with Candy are right on their heels. Week 6 is going to go a long way in shaping the playoff picture as the Squirrels (3-3) will be taking on the Clam Slammers (4-1).  

Power Rankings – Week 4 – Sexy 6

Sexy Six – Week 4By Sean Dochney

 

1.​Shockers (4-0), Point Differential – 84, (Prev. 1)

The Shockers remained undefeated as they beat the Warewolves 28-22. The Shockers sport the best offense in the league and are averaging a league best 348.25 yards per game, they are the only team averaging over 300 yards per game. Joe Giuffre owns the top QB Rating in the league at 120.2. He has thrown for 1393 yards, 23 TDS, and 5 interceptions. Both Charlie Barbiere (19 rec. 357 yards, 8 TDs) and Devon Snead (20 rec. 348 yards, 3 TDs) rank in the top 7 on the JSGFFL leaderboard for WRs. The defense has been big for the Shockers who have the most sacks in the league led by Steve Soletto with 8 and Erickson with 5, they are first and second in the league for sacks. The Shockers head into Week 5 as the favorite like they usually do, and will play the Grizzlies (2-2).

 

2.​Woodchucks (4-1), Point Differential – 43, (Prev. 3)

The Woodchucks continued their hot streak as they won their 4th straight game, this time a 40-14 blowout against the Grizzlies. Garrett Lavaggi had his 3rd interception of the year against the Grizzlies, and returned this one for a TD. Billy Belford had another big game at receiver with 4 catches for 74 yards and 2 TDs. He now ranks as the 2nd best receiver with 24 catches for 377 yards and 7 TDs. The Woodchucks are led by their big offense which ranks 2nd in the league in yards per game with 297.6. The Zit has thrown for 1465 yards, 23 TDs, and 6 interceptions so far this season. Chris D’Addario is also putting up a big season with 16 catches for 339 yards, and 2 TDs. The Woodchucks will look to extend their hot streak when they take on Strangers with Candy (2-3) in Week 5.

 

3.​Warewolves (3-2), Point Differential – 38, (Prev. 2)

The Warewolves lost a 28-22 heartbreaker to the Shockers in Week 4, in which the Shockers scored the go-ahead TD with 2 minutes to go. The Commissioner put up a great game that saw him throw for 309 yards and 3 TDs. Chris McIntosh had 2 TDs and he and Sean McAndrew each had 103 yards receiving. Mike Kalucki had 2 interceptions on d, and now has 4 on the season. On the season, Shane Capone is head and shoulders above any other receiver with his 26 catches for 517 yards and 10 TDs. The slow-moving offense of the Warewolves has the highest yards per play in the league at 9.77. The Warewolves will look to get back on track in Week 5 when they play the Game of the Week against the Rabid Squirrels (2-2). This will be a tough game for the Warewolves, who will be without 3 key players as Chris Angelini, Shane Capone, and Chris McIntosh will all miss the game.

 

4.​Rabid Squirrels (2-2), Point Differential – (-5), (Prev. 4)

If the season ended today, the Rabid Squirrels would be on the outside looking in at the playoff picture. Their 2 losses this year have come at the hands of the 2 best teams in the league, the Shockers and the Woodchucks. The Rabid Squirrels will also be playing another tough game in Week 5 against the Warewolves, and will follow that up with a game against the Kekembas in a doubleheader. The Rabid Squirrels have the 4th most yards per game with 270, and the 2nd best interception differential at 5. Phil Cupo is tied for 2nd in the league with 4 interceptions. Andre Snead is also putting together a big season in his first with the Rabid Squirrels. He has 22 catches for 360 yards and 5 TDs. They will have a tough double header this week, but the Rabid Squirrels will look to be 4-2 by the end of the Week 5.

 

5.​Gladiators (3-2), Point Differential – 17, (Prev. Unranked)

The Gladiators came away with 2 wins in their double header in Week 4. They beat Strangers with Candy, and then handed the Clam Slammers their first loss of the season. Terron Maples was big in both games and earned himself the runner up for QB Player of the Week. Terron now has 1258 passing yards, 20 TDs, and 6 interceptions this season. He also has a sack and 2 interceptions on defense. The top 2 receivers for Terron this year have been Kenny Bass (21 rec. 256 yards, 4 TDs) and Paul Wickwire (25 rec. 281 yards, 2 TDs). The Gladiators look to remain in the playoff picture as they take on the Assassins (1-3) in Week 5.  

 

6.​Clam Slammers (3-1), Point Differential – 37, (Prev. 5)

The Clam Slammers lost their first game of the season in Week 4 when they lost to the Gladiators 28-18. Kenny Colicchio and Joe Termini each had 4 catches for 92 yards, Kenny had 2 TDs to Joe’s 1 TD. This was the first game this year that Frank Ritacco did not have 2 interceptions in a game. The Clam Slammers are led by their defense that has the most interceptions in the league and they sport the best interception differential at 7. The Clam Slammers’ offense is not the most dynamic in the league as they rank 8th in yards per game at 221.5. We will see how far the defense can take this team, but they should be just fine if they keep up their interception differential. They will be playing the Savages (1-4) in Week 5.

Players of the Week – Week 4 Edition

Players of the Week – Week 4


QB

Todd Kaiser – Savages

The Savages played 2 games this week because of the rain-outs last week and Kaiser had 1 great game and 1 not so great game. Let’s focus on the great game against Strangers with Candy, in which Todd was an absolute stud in the 47-28 victory. Kaiser completed 19 of 27 passes for 369 yards and 6 TDs against Strangers with Candy. This game was by far the best single game out of any QB this past week. The win against Strangers was the Savages first win of the season and now sit at 1-4 after they lost their second game of the day against the Grizzlies in the make-up game. Kaiser has now thrown for 1245 yards and 16 TDs this season, but he has thrown the second most interceptions in the league with 9. The Savages will have a tough Week 5 matchup against the Clam Slammers (3-1), who are led by their tough defense. The Clam Slammers defense have given up the least amount of points in the league, and have the most interceptions as a team.

QB Runner Up

Terron Maples – Gladiators

The Gladiators won both of their games this past week, even handing out the first loss to the Clam Slammers. The Gladiators would beat the Clam Slammers 28-18, and beat Strangers with Candy 35-12. Terron was big for the Gladiators on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Total for both games he threw for 551 yards, 9 TDs, and 1 interception. He even picked up 99 yards and 2 TDs on pitches back to him after he threw it. He did all this while picking up 2 interceptions on defense. Terron has the highest completion percentage of any QB in the league at 70.2%. Maples has thrown for 1258 yards, 20 TDs, and owns a 117.2 QB Rating. The Gladiators are now 3-2 and currently sit in a playoff spot as the 5 th seed. They will play The Assassins (1-3) in Week 5.


WR

Joe Peragallo – Savages

Peragallo put up 2 big games this week as he caught 17 passes for 260 yards and 4 TDs. His first game against Strangers with Candy is what put him over the top as this week’s WR POTW. He had 8 catches for 158 yards and 3 TDs in that game as Strangers with Candy had no answer to stop him. Joe now has 23 catches for 362 yards and 4 TDs, which ranks him 5 th on the WR leaderboards for the season. The Savages will look to build off their first win of the season in Week 5, but a win will not come easy. Joe will have a tough matchup in Week 5 as the Savages take on the Clam Slammers, who have had the best defense in the league so far.

WR Runner Up

Zach Emmett – Strangers with Candy

Strangers with Candy lost both of their games this past week by a wide margin, but that didn’t stop Zach Emmett from putting up big numbers at WR. Strangers with Candy lost to the Savages 47-28, and the Gladiators 35-12. Emmett would have a combined 11 catches for 223 yards and 3 TDs. In his biggest game on the day he had 6 catches for 140 yards and 1 TD against the Savages. Emmett now has 17 catches for 278 yards and 4 TDs on the season. Strangers with Candy now sit at 2-3 and head into a tough Week 5 matchup against the Zit led Woodchuck (4-1).


Def

Ryan Maletto – The Assassins

The Assassins came away with their first win of the past 2 seasons against the Kekembas in Week 4. The final score of the victory would be 26-12. The Assassins were led by their defense and the Don himself. Ryan Maletto had a huge game on defense as he walked away with 4 interceptions, his first 4 of the season. The Assassins (1-3) play the role of the underdog as they take on the Gladiators (3-2) in Week 5.

Def Runner Up

Mike Kalucki – Warewolves

The Warewolves lost a heartbreaker against the Shockers to a score of 28-22. But everyone’s favorite player had a real nice game for the Warewolves. The acrobat would walk away with 2 interceptions which now give him 4 on the season, which ties him for 2nd in the league. The Warewolves have now slipped to 3-2 and have a tough matchup against the Rabid Squirrels (2-2) in Week 5. Kalucki will need to step up big time as the Warewolves will be without Angelini, McAndrew and MacIntosh in Week 5.