Fine Five Power Rankings – Week 4
By Sean Dochney
- Warewolves (4-0), Point Differential – 67. (Prev. 1)
The Warewolves stayed undefeated by beating the Red Jaguars 63-18. Angelini and Capone had monster games that earned them Player of the Week honors for QB and WR. Ryan Dooley had himself a career day with 6 catches for 104 yards in the Week 4 win. On the season, Shane Capone has been the top player for the Warewolves. He now has 3 interceptions, 2 of which have been returned for touchdowns, and a sack on defense. Shane is also the top receiver in the league with his 18 catches for 436 yards and 7 touchdowns. Sean McAndrew is the Warewolves’ second leading receiver, he has 14 catches for 245 yards and 5 touchdowns in only 2 games this season.
The Warewolves are averaging the least amount of plays per game on offense at 24.75, but the most number of yards per play at 13.76. 13.76 yards per play is 4 yards more than the Shockers, who are second in the league at 9.78. The Warewolves are not without flaws though, they need to improve on their interception difference that currently sits in the middle of the pack with a 0 difference. The Warewolves will be taking on Strangers with Candy (1-3) in Week 5. This will not be an easy game for the Warewolves, Candy’s record can be deceiving. Candy has had tough schedule and have had games against the Woodchucks and Rabid Squirrels go down to the wire and decided in the final minute.
- Shockers (3-1), Point Differential – 92. (Prev. 2)
The Shockers took care of business against the Clam Slammers in the 36-14 victory in Week 4. Mike O’Neill had himself a great game with 9 catches for 93 yards and a touchdown. Charlie Barbiere also chipped in a nice game with 4 catches for 68 yards and 2 touchdowns. Barbiere and O’Neill have been the Shockers top 2 receivers this season. Barbiere has 19 receptions for 359 yards and 7 touchdowns, while O’Neill has a league leading 30 catches for 328 yards and 3 touchdowns. Joe Giuffre is having himself a fine season at QB with his 1277 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and 119 QB Rating. The Guffslinger does have a league high 6 interceptions on the year. On defense, Steve Soletto leads the league with 5 sacks. Anthony Carlo is second in the league with his 3 interceptions, while Bryan Soletto and Peter Torres each have 2 interceptions on the season.
The Shockers are averaging the third most yards per game in the league at 322.75. They are second in yards per play, and third in interception difference at 3. The Shockers will be in the Game of the Week in Week 5 against the rival Woodchucks (4-0). These 2 teams have had some great battles in the past few seasons as they have constantly meet each other in championship games. This game is bound to go down to the final possession of the game.
- Woodchucks (4-0), Point Differential 84. (Prev. 3)
The Woodchucks handled the Money Team with relative ease in Week 4 as they won 46-28. The Zit was highly efficient in this contest as he completed 19 of 22 passes for 317 yards and 6 touchdowns. Devon McEllen got his hands on everything as he would return an interception for a touchdown, have 48 yards receiving with 2 touchdowns, and 43 passing yards with a touchdown. Zitani is currently the top-rated passer in the league with a rating of 141.3 to go along with his 1315 passing yards, 21 touchdowns and 1 interception. His top receivers have been Jeremy Wozniak (21 rec. 296 yards, 5 TDs), Chris D’Addario (18 rec. 239 yards, 3 TDs), and Steve Dalrymple (17 rec. 204 yards, 3 TDs). On defense, Terron Maples and Devon McEllen each have 2 interceptions, while Kevin Kastner has 3 sacks and an interception.
The Woodchucks lead the league in yards per game at 342. They are tied for the league in sacks per game at 2, and are second in the league in interception difference at 4. They will need to bring their A game in Week 5 as they are part of the Game of the Week against the Shockers (3-1).
- Rabid Squirrels (2-2), Point Differential – 7. (Prev. 4)
The Rabid Squirrels won the Game of the Week for Week 4 in thrilling fashion against Strangers with Candy. Mike Lawrence would be on the receiving end of a 60-yard touchdown in the final minute of the game to walk away with the 30-27 victory. Sean Collins had a huge game in the win as he completed 22 of 29 passes for 334 yards, 4 touchdowns and no interceptions. Mike Lawrence was the top receiver on the day with 4 catches for 124 yards and 2 TDs. Sean is having great season so far, he has thrown for 1131 yards, 17 TDs and only 1 interception. Collins’ top receivers have been Joe Andress (21 rec. 245 yards, 2 TDs) and Andre Snead (12 rec. 236 yards, 4 TDs). Bill Budd has been very noticeable on defense with his league leading 4 interceptions and 2 sacks on the season.
The Squirrels are in the middle of the pack when it comes to their 285.25 yards per game. They excel in not turning the ball over and lead the league in interception difference at 5. They will enter Week 5 as the favorite as they take on the Red Jaguars (0-4).
- Strangers with Candy (1-3), Point Differential – (-34). (Prev. 5)
Strangers with Candy lost a heartbreaker in Week 4 by giving up a late deep ball in the final minute of the game. Cam Blackwell had a big game in the loss with his 6 catches for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jake Dabal would also chip in 3 catches for 90 yards and a touchdown. On the season, Kyle Spatz (26 rec. 361 yards, 4 TDs) and Cam Blackwell (20 rec. 305 yards, 5 TDS) have been the top receivers for Strangers with Candy. Craig Cicardo has been solid at QB in his first season in the JSGFFL. He has thrown for 1064 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions.
Strangers with Candy are fifth in the league in yards per game at 267.5. They have been turning the ball over way too much in the early going, and have the worst interception difference in the league at negative 5. This needs to turn around if they hope to make the playoffs this season. They have a tough Week 5 matchup against the undefeated Warewolves (4-0). They will need to be at the top of their game if they plan on handing the Wolves their first loss.