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.