Fine Five Power Rankings – Week 3
By Sean Dochney
- Warewolves (3-0), Point Differential – 49. (Prev. 3)
The Warewolves shocked the world by defeating the Shockers 26-20 in Week 3. This game was a 2 possession game the whole way through as the Shockers scored late to assist with point differential. The defense played outstanding against the high-powered Shockers offense. Jason DeGennaro recorded 2 sacks, while Chris MacIntosh and Shane Capone each had an interception against the Guffslinger. Sean McAndrew would have 6 catches for 99 yards and a TD, while Capone would haul in 5 for 81 yards himself. The Warewolves victory let the Warewolves jump from the third spot in the rankings to the first spot. The Warewolves will take on the Money Team (1-2) in Week 4. The Warewolves will be heavily favored in this game, but you never know what can happen on any given Saturday.
- Shockers (2-1), Point Differential – 70. (Prev. 1)
I just could not drop the Shockers down to the third spot, even though the Woodchucks remain undefeated. The Shockers did not have their full 25-man roster for this game and they made it abundantly clear a few times during and after the game. Still, the Shockers have dominated the JSGFFL for the past few years, and they will be involved in the championship picture at the end of the season. Mike O’Neill (WITH 2 L’s) had himself a game in Week 3, he caught 8 passes for 110 yards. O’Neill leads the Shockers with 21 catches and is second to Barbiere in yards with 235. The Shockers will look to rebound in Week 4 as they take on the Clam Slammers (1-2). Clam Slammers were coming off a huge victory in Week 3, but it was also against the only team without a win in the league. Look for the Shockers to come out with their guns blazing.
- Woodchucks (3-0), Point Differential – 39. (Prev. 2)
Woodchucks are undefeated and they fell down a spot in the Fine Five this week. I am going to hear shit for this one for sure. The Woodchucks beat the Rabid Squirrels 33-24 in Week 3. Jeremy Wozniak had another nice game hauling in 7 catches for 92 yards and 2 TDs. Jeremy now has 21 catches for 296 yards and 5 TDs on the season. The Zit had a huge game himself as he embarks on what could be his final campaign in the JSGFFL. The league will miss the face that runs the place in the Zit if these rumors hold true. Zitani is the top rated QB in the league, because Brian Lee must play more than 1 game against the Red Jaguars before I acknowledge his rating. Zitani has thrown 15 TDs and only 1 interception through the first 3 weeks. Expect another big game out of the Zit as the Woodchucks take on the Red Jaguars (0-3) in Week 4.
- Rabid Squirrels (1-2), Point Differential – 4. (Prev. 4)
The Rabid Squirrels lost to the Woodchucks in Week 3 and stay at their 4th spot in the Power Rankings this week. Even in the loss, they secured 2 spots in the Players of the Week with Sean Collins and Bill Budd having big games. The Squirrels have fallen victim to a tough luck schedule so far this season. Both their losses have come against the Woodchucks and the Warewolves, who are the last 2 undefeated teams in the league this season. The Squirrels will be looking to turn their luck around when they take on Strangers with Candy (1-2) in what will be the Game of the Week for Week 4.
- Strangers with Candy (1-2), Point Differential – (-25). (Prev. UR)
Strangers with Candy picked up their first win this past week with a 42-19 victory against the Money Team. Kyle Spatz (9 rec. 81 yards, 1 TD) and Cameron Blackwell (4 rec. 97 yards, 2 TDs) were too much for the Money Team to handle as they both had big games. Craig Cicardo also had another nice game as he threw for 268 yards, 5 TDs, and 1 interception. As mentioned before, Strangers with Candy will be involved in the Game of the Week for Week 4. They need big games out of Spatz, Blackwell, and newly acquired Billy Belford to get past the Rabid Squirrels.