ALL-GRIDIRON TEAM – Fall 2016

All-Gridiron Team

By Sean Dochney

 


1st Team QB

John Zitani – Woodchucks

The Zit had a phenomenal season for the Woodchucks on their way to the 1st seed for the Fall season.  The Woodchucks went 7-1 on the season with the most points scored in the league with 342, good for 42.75 points per game.  He led the league in QB Rating (131.96), completion percentage (71.6), and was tied for league best in passing TDs (44).  The Zit was second in the league in passing yards (2,489), and was third in the league in yards per attempt (9.7).  He did all this while throwing a league low 6 interceptions.  The Zit spread the ball around very well as there was 5 Woodchucks players with over 20 catches on the season (Billy Belford, Chris D’Addario, Anthony D’Addario, Steve Dalrymple, and Charlie Mackie.)

 

2nd Team QB

Joe Giuffre – Shockers

The Guffslinger was again one of the top QBs in the JSGFFL as he led the Shockers to a 7-1 record and a 3rd Shocker Championship.  Giuffre was prone to turning the ball over with 11 interceptions thrown leading to Joe being ranked 5th in QB rating at 120.12, but he was at the top of the league in all other passing categories.  Giuffre was tied with the Zit for the league lead in passing TDs with 44.  Giuffre was also the league leader in passing yards with 2,705, and he was second in the league with his 10.1 yards per attempt.  Giuffre also spread the ball around well to a talented receiving corps as he had 3 receivers haul in over 30 catches for the season (Charlie Barbiere, Devon Snead, and Mike O’Neil).

 


1st Team WR

Shane Capone – Warewolves

Capone was downright dominant for the Warewolves this season.  He has been the top receiver in the JSGFFL for the past 2 seasons now.  This season was no different as no team had an answer for him all season.  Shane had 3 games this season with over 170 yards receiving.  He probably would’ve been the only WR with over 1,000 receiving yards this season if he hadn’t been injured at the end of the year which forced him to miss games.  Even with his injury, Capone was head and shoulders above any other receiver in the league as he was the league leader in the 3 major receiving categories; receptions, yards, and TDs.  On the season, Shane would haul in 40 catches for 869 yards and 15 TDs.  

 

2nd Team WR

Charlie Barbiere – Shockers

Barbiere had a great season for the Shockers, who have the most talented receiving corps in the league.  Their receiving corps is so good, Barbiere finished second in both receptions and yards for the Shockers.  Devon Snead would lead the team in both those categories with his 40 catches for 715 yards.  Barbiere would end up with almost twice the number of TDs then Snead, though, and that is why Charlie ends up as the 2nd team WR.  Charlie frustrated defenses all season on his way to another Shockers championship season.  Barbiere would finish the season with 38 catches for 695 yards and 13 TDs.  He was third in the league in catches and yards, and second in the league in TDs.  

 


1st Team Def

Steve Soletto – Shockers

Soletto is the best pass rusher in the JSGFFL and sits on top of the all-time sacks list with his 85.5 career sacks.  This is about 3 times the number of sacks the second-place guy has at 29.  No other team in the league had as many sacks than Soletto had by himself.  He was constantly applying pressure and frustrating QBs on his way to 18.5 sacks in 8 games this season.  

 

2nd Team Def

Frank Ritacco – Clam Slammers

Frank Ritacco and the Clam Slammers started the season real hot, as Ritacco exploded with big pick after big pick through the first few weeks of the season.  Ritacco and the team did cool off a bit, but they still had a great season.  Ritacco would end up leading the league in interceptions with 7 as the Clam Slammers finished in 4th place and would go on to lose to the Woodchucks in the Semi-finals.

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