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.

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.

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).  

Players of the Week – Week 2 Edition

Players of the Week – Week 2

 


QB

Joe Giuffre – Shockers

Giuffre was at it again in Week 2 as he threw for 390 yards and 7 TDs in the 59-16 win over the Savages. Joe has now thrown for 849 yards, 14 TDs and 0 interceptions through his first 2 games this season. Giuffre is leading the league in QB Rating, and has the most yards thrown per game with 424.5. The Shockers (2-0) have a tough matchup this upcoming week against the Rabid Squirrels (1-1).

QB Runner Up

Mike Torrell – Strangers with Candy

Mike Torrell bounced back and had a strong Week 2 after throwing 6 interceptions in 2 games in Week 1. Torrell would complete 27-38 passes for 354 yards, 6 TDs, and 1 interception in the 46-12 blowout over the Kekembas. Pat Jensen and Cam Blackwell had big games at WR for Torrell and Strangers with Candy, Pat had 7 catches for 98 yards and a TD, and Cam had 6 catches 107 yards and a TD. Strangers with Candy will look to improve on their 2-1 record as they take on the Gladiators (1-2) in Week 3.


WR

Devon Snead – Shockers

The Shockers won big again in Week 2 as they blew out the Savages 59-16. Snead was the top receiver on the day as he hauled in 5 catches for 160 yards and 3 TDs. It was Snead’s first 3 TDs of the year, and he now has 10 catches for 246 yards. He is 3 rd in the league in yards, and tied for 4 th in the league in both receptions and TDs, although it is worth noting that a few receivers ahead of him have played an extra game. The Rabid Squirrels will have their hands full slowing down Snead and the high powered offense of the Shockers in Week 3.

WR Runner Up

Paul Wickwire – Gladiators

The Gladiators played 2 games in Week 2 and lost their first against the Woodchucks, and then beat the Grizzlies in their second game. Paul makes this list because of the first game he had in the 38-30 losing effort against the Woodchucks. In that game, Wickwire dominated as he had 9 catches for 130 yards and a TD. Total for the day, Paul would end up with 14 catches for 179 yards and 2 TDs, and would even complete 4 of 4 passes for 58 yards and a TD. Wickwire is ranked 4 th on the WR leaderboard so far this season with 18 catches for 212 yards and 2 TDs. The Gladiators (1-2) will take on Strangers with Candy (1-2) in Week 3.


Def

Frank Ritacco – Clam Slammers

The Clam Slammers defense dominated for the second straight week as they held the Assassins to 176 yards of total offense and only 6 points. Frank Ritacco had 2 interceptions in this game and almost returned 1 for a TD if it wasn’t called back because of an illegal block in the back. Frank now has 4 interceptions and 1 defensive TD this season, both are good for the league lead.

Def Runner Up

Jose Ortiz – Woodchucks

The JSGFFL’s biggest hot head is the Def runner up this week, though I am sure he will let me know that he deserved the top spot. The Woodchucks played 2 games in Week 2 and won both of them. Jose had 2 sacks in the first game and an interception in the second game. The Woodchucks continue their tough schedule to start the season as they take on the Warewolves in the Game of the Week for the Week 3.

Players of the Week – Week 1 Edition

Players of the Week – Week 1


QB

Joe Giuffre – Shockers

The Shockers were looking for revenge in the championship rematch game from the summer season against the Woodchucks in Week 1, and they would get their revenge as they won 46-35. The Guffslinger would complete 27 of 44 passes for 459 yards and 7 TDs. Charlie Barbiere was his top receiver as he hauled in 7 catches for 149 yards and 2 TDs. The Shockers are always a force in the JSGFFL, but last year showed they are not unbeatable. They will take on the Savages in Week 2.

QB Runner Up

Sean Collins

The Rabid Squirrels beat the newly formed Savages team in Week 1 42-22. Not only does Sean have a phenomenal first name, but he also had a phenomenal first game last week as he completed 25 of 28 passes for 383 yards, 6 TDs and 1 interception. Collins has a few new targets at his disposal this season, and they sure made an impact in their first game with the Squirrels. WR Andre Snead had 6 catches for 131 yards and 2 TDs, and Shelton Burnett had 2 TDs himself. The Rabid Squirrels are looking dangerous this season but have a big test in Week 2 as they take on the defending champion Woodchucks who will be hungry to not drop to 0-2 on the season.


WR

Shane Capone – Warewolves

Shane Capowned once again this week as he played 2 games and would end the day with 12 catches for 266 yards and 6 TDs. The Warewolves beat both Kekembas and the Gladiators by double digits. Shane had a solid first game, but it’s his 2 nd game that pushed him into the top WR of the week this week. In that second game against the Gladiators, Shane had 7 catches for 171 yards and 3 TDs. Shane was the top receiver in the league last season and looks to stay up top the leaderboards again this season. The Warewolves will take on the Savages in Week 2.

WR Runner Up

Billy Belford – Woodchucks

If Shane Capone hadn’t played 2 games in Week 1, Billy most likely would have been the number 1 receiver this week. But Shane played a second game and absolutely dominated in that game. Billy had a was dominate himself in a losing effort to the Shockers in the rematch of the championship game. Belford had 8 catches for 172 yards and 3 TDs on the day. The defending champion Woodchucks will look to rebound next week but will have a very tough matchup against the Rabid Squirrels.


Def

Clam Slammers

The Clam Slammers dominated Strangers with Candy to a score of 47-18. Strangers with Candy couldn’t get anything going on offense as the Clam Slammers picked off Strangers’ QB Mike Torrel would throw 5 interceptions, 3 of which would be returned for a TD. Kenny Colicchio and Frank Ritacco each had 2 interceptions and a TD, while Sean Cahalane would chip in the 5 th pick of the day for a TD. The Clam Slammers will look to keep up the winning ways next week against the Assassins in the 1 o’clock game.

Def Runner Up

Casey Sirotniak – Strangers with Candy

Strangers with Candy played 2 games on Saturday and their 2nd game against the Assassins went much better than the first. Strangers with Candy would go on to win their 2nd game 14-12 in the lowest scoring game of the week. Casey Sirotniak had a big game on defense and would have 3 sacks. Casey was 2nd in the league in sacks in the summer season when he played for French Toast Mafia, and looks like he will most likely be up top of the leaderboards for most of this fall season as well. Strangers with Candy head into Week 2 with a 1-1 record and will take on the Kekembas.

Summer 2016 All-Pro Team

All-Pro Team Summer 2016

By Sean Dochney

We would like to thank all the Teams, Captains, and Players for playing in the Summer 2016 Season of the JSGFFL.  Fall 2016 starts on October 1st.

YOU CAN REGISTER FOR THE FALL 2016 SEASON HERE.

With no further ado, here is your Summer 2016 All-Pro Team


1st Team

QB
John Zitani – Woodchucks (6-2)
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71.9% for 2,840 yards, 10.1 yards/attempt, 45 TDs, 5 interceptions, 136.3 QBR
The Zit had a very impressive season as he led the Woodchucks to a 6-2 record and a shot to win the championship as they will take on the Shockers this weekend.  His 2,840 yards was good for most in the league, and his 45 TDs tied him for the league lead with Giuffre.  John put up these numbers while only throwing 5 interceptions all season.  His QB rating was second to only Guiffre in the league, and 1 point separated them.  The Woodchucks are taking on the Shockers in the Championship game, and Zitani is going to need to be at the top of his game if he hopes to hand the Shockers their first loss of the past few seasons.
WR
Shane Capone – Warewolves (4-3-1)
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46 catches for 955 yards, 14 TDs
                Capone was the best player in the entire JSGFFL this season.  He ranked first in every receiving category by a long shot.  Nobody could stop Shane this season, and this was highlighted by his Week 5 performance against the Grizzlies when he had 6 catches for 240 yards and 4 TDs.  He was the MVP of the Warewolves and was a big reason the Wolves were able to get into the playoffs after a rough start to the season.  Shane would also have 2 interceptions for the Wolves on the defense.                 
 
Def
Jihad Castro – Rabid Squirrels (6-2)
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4 interceptions, 2 defensive TDs
                Jihad Castro was a new addition to the Rabid Squirrels this season and the pickup paid off.  Castro was the biggest impact player for a very good Rabid Squirrels defense.  Castro was tied for the league lead in both interceptions and defensive TDs.  His interceptions always seemed to come up big moments for the Squirrels.  The Squirrels had a big season this year as they were able to shut up the doubters they had and make it to the playoffs. 
 

2nd Team

QB
Joe Giuffre – Shockers (7-0-1)
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72.4% for 2,817 yards, 10.8 yards/attempt, 45 TDs, 6 interceptions, 137.4 QBR
                The Shockers went unbeaten again this season with the Guffslinger putting up big numbers at the helm.  He ranked in either 1st or 2nd in every QB stat category.  It was a real tough decision to leave the Guffslinger off the 1st Team, but the Zit edged him out by throwing 1 less interception and for slightly more yards than Joe.  The Shockers will be taking on the Woodchucks in the Championship game on Saturday as Giuffre looks to bring in another JSGFFL Championship. 
 
WR
Billy Belford – French Toast Mafia (3-5)
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31 receptions for 725 yards, 10 TDs
                2nd team WR came down to a battle between Devon Snead and Billy Belford.  Both put up great numbers this season, but Billy has a slight edge over Snead.  Belford ranks 2nd to Capone in both yards and TDs.  French Toast Mafia had a disappointing season this year as they ended up 3-5 and missed out on the playoffs.  They were right in the thick of most games and definitely have the talent to make a playoff push if they stick together next season.
 
Def
Kevin Kastner – Woodchucks (6-2)
 
11 sacks
                Kevin Kastner led the JSGFFL in sacks this past season with 11.  He came on strong in the as 10 of those sacks came after Week 5.  The pass rush and defense of the Woodchucks is a major reason why they will be playing in the championship against the Shockers this weekend.  If the defense can stop the Shockers just a few times, the Woodchucks may be able to walk away as champions.

Players of the Week – Week 7 Edition

Players of the Week – Week 7

By Sean Dochney


QB

John Zitani – Woodchucks

The Zit popped off again this week as the Woodchucks dismantled the Grizzlies and eliminated the Grizzlies from playoff contention.  The final score would end up being 56-12 for the Woodchucks.  Zitani could do no wrong in this game as he went 29-38 for 440 yards and 8 TDs.  In classic Zitani fashion he would spread the ball all over the field as he had 9 receivers record a reception.  Zitani moved himself up to the second rated passer this season with the big game and now holds a 136.0 rating.  He has the most passing yards in the league with 2,454 and is tied for the league lead in TD passes with 38.  He has done this with only throwing 4 interceptions this season.  The Woodchucks have clinched a playoff spot already, but are still fighting for positioning as they take on French Toast Mafia in Week 8.

 

Runner Up

Joe Giuffre – Shockers

The Shockers have clinched the number 1 seed for the playoffs with a 34-24 win over French Toast Mafia, as they remain unbeaten through the first 7 weeks of the season.  The Guffslinger was at it again in the victory as he went 27-39 for 347 yards, 5 TDs, and 2 interceptions.  On the season, Giuffre is second in yards with 2,439, and tied for the league lead in TDs with 38.  He currently owns a QB rating of 134.8, which is good for 3rd in the league.  The Shockers only have pride on the line in Week 8 as the take on the Warewolves in a week 1 rematch that ended in a draw.

 


WR

Billy Belford – French Toast Mafia

Billy had a big game in a losing effort to the Shockers this past week.  It was a must win for French Toast, who now see themselves eliminated from playoff contention after the loss.   Billy did all that he could to keep French Toast Mafia in the game as he hauled in 5 catches for 196 yards and 3 TDs.  Billy has been phenomenal all season as he sits in second in both yards (725) and TDs (10) for receivers.  Shane Capone is the only receiver having a better season than Billy.  French Toast Mafia will take on the Woodchucks in Week 8 in a game that only pride will be on the line for French Toast.  Mafia could potentially knock the Woodchucks from the number 2 seed in the playoffs, to the number 4 seed for the playoffs if they are able to pull off the upset.

 

Runner Up

Devon Snead – Shockers

Snead continued his solid season in Week 7 as he hauled in 8 receptions for 115 yards and 2 TDs in the win against French Toast Mafia.  Snead has been a stud for the Shockers all season and sits in 3rd place in the WR leaderboards.  He is tied with teammate Charlie Barbiere for the second most catches in the league with 34.  He also sits in 3rd for both yards and TDs with 584 yards and 8 TDs.  The Shockers will look to remain unbeaten as they take on the Warewolves, who they tied in a Week 1 showdown.  This could very well be preview of the first week of the playoffs if the standings remain the same after Week 8.

 


Defense

Jihad Castro – Rabid Squirrels

The Rabid Squirrels dismantled the Rattlers to a score of 60-13 in Week 7.  The Rabid Squirrels defense scored the same amount of TDs this week as the Rattlers offense did for the game.  Jihad contributed to that as he had 2 interceptions, 1 of which he returned for a TD.  Castro is leading the league in interceptions with 4 this season, and is tied with the Commissioner for the lead in defensive TDs with 2.  The Rabid Squirrels will be taking on the winless Assassins in Week 8, but don’t count the Assassins out, as they have had close games with the Shockers, Warewolves, and French Toast Mafia.

 

Runner Up

Mike Lawrence – Rabid Squirrels

Lawrence had the only other defensive TD this week and earned himself defensive runner up in the process.  Mike had the defensive TD on his only interception of the game in the blow out against the Rattlers.  It was the first interception of the year for Mike, who is having a great year as the Squirrels leading receiver.  The Rabid Squirrels can breathe easy heading into Week 8 as they have clinched a playoff spot.  They will just be playing for positioning as they take on the Assassins.

Players of the Week – Week 6 Edition

Players of the Week – Week 6

By Sean Dochney

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QB

Joe Giuffre – Shockers

The Guffslinger takes home yet another QB POTW honors as he lead the Shockers to a 38-6 win over the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies defense had no answer for Joe as he completed 21 out of his 27 pass attempts for 352 yards, 5 TDs and 1 interception. Charlie Barbiere and Ryan Pharo were the 2 top beneficiaries of Giuffre’s big game as Barbiere had 7 catches for 135 yards and a TD, and King TUTdown had 4 catches for 94 yards and 2 TDs (don’t mind my cheesy pharaoh joke Ryan). On the season, the Guffslinger is the number 2 rated QB behind the Commissioner with a rating of 138.7. Joe does have the most yards and TDs in the league with 2092 yards and 33 TDs. He has done this while only throwing 3 interceptions, which is a big improvement from last season. The Shockers will be playing French Toast Mafia next week as French Toast looks to keep their dwindling playoff hopes alive.

Runner Up

Chris Angelini – Warewolves

The Commissioner had another big week this week against French Toast Mafia despite lack of pass protection that saw him get sacked 7 times. The Warewolves would win the game 28-12 and Ang would go 21-30 for 276 yards, and 4 TDs. Chris is the top rated QB in the league and he still has not thrown any interceptions this summer. Shane Capone was his top receiver on the day, but more on him in the next section. Chris McIntosh had a nice game himself as he caught 4 balls for 62 yards and 2 TDs. It is worth noting that the Commissioner got one of his receivers back this week in Ryan Dooley who has been sidelined with terrible anxiety issues after a week 2 mental and physical beat down that came at the hands of the Woodchucks’ Garrett Lavaggi. We’re glad the month of intense psychotherapy paid off Dooley and we will be excited to see you back out there this upcoming Saturday. The Commissioner has a 143.3 rating on the season and is third in both yards (1902) and TDs (27). Don’t let the total yards fool you, he has the most yards per attempt in the league at 10.7, he just runs one of the slowest offenses I’ve ever seen. The Warewolves are sitting in a playoff spot now after a tough start to the season and go into next game as the favorites against the winless Assassins.


WR

Shane Capone – Warewolves

Capone continued his monster season with an 8 catch 122 yard performance that saw him reach the end zone 2 times. The elusive Capone has been a man amongst boys this year as he leads all receiving categories by a wide margin. He has 38 catches for 768 yards and 11 TDs on the season. He has 11 more catches, over 200 more yards, and 4 more TDs then the receivers who sit in 2 nd place on the leaderboards in those categories. Capone is the only receiver in the league that is in reach of having 1,000 yards this season and is on pace to get 1,024. The Assassins will have their hands full next week trying to stop Shane.

Runner Up

Mike Lawrence – Rabid Squirrels

The Rabid Squirrels pulled off a little mini upset in the Game of the Week as they took down the Woodchucks 27-20. Mike Lawrence had himself a day, he would have 7 catches for 132 yards and 2 TDs. The Squirrels needed every one of his yards as this game went down to the wire. Lawrence is having a fine season as he has the most yards and TDs for the Squirrels receiving unit. He ranks 6 th on the JSGFFL leaderboards for receivers with his 22 catches for 435 yards, and 6 TDs. The Squirrels sit in 3 rd place in the standings because of point differential but I get the feeling they will be higher in the Fine Five Power Rankings after a win against the Woodchucks; and let’s face it, my power rankings are more important than the actual standings anyway. The Squirrels can clinch a playoff spot next week with a win against the 0 and forever Rattlers, but will need French Toast Mafia and Grizzlies to lose.


Defense

Justin Kramer – French Toast Mafia

Justin Kramer had a big week on defense in a loss against the Warewolves, as he was able to record 3 sacks. Some may find it strange that Kramer will take home POTW for defense over his own teammate, Casey Sirotniak, who racked up 4 sacks himself in the game. Others may remember a controversial runner up for POTW back in Week 2 for Justin Kramer when Garrett Lavaggi took home the top honors without recording a defensive stat in the game. Garrett’s POTW was still well deserved in my book, but Justin has been a tenacious pass rusher all year as he leads the league in sacks with 10, and it’s time he gets some recognition. We will call Casey the co-POTW this week, but he’s still not getting his name on the headline. Casey is now 2nd in the league in sacks with 9. French Toast Mafia is on the outside looking into the playoffs and the schedule is not getting any easier for them as they take on the Shockers in Week 7, and the Woodchucks in Week 8.

Runner Up

Jim Florimont – Assassins

The Assassins took on the Rattlers this past week in the battle of the winless teams. Going into the game one would think that there would only be 1 winless team after last week, but with a stroke of irony the game ended in a tie. The Assassins yet again only had the minimum 6 players show up for the game, and they played their hearts out in the heat. Jim has been having a nice season for the Assassins playing on both sides of the ball, including QB for the Assassins offense. In Week 6 he would record a sack, an interception, and a defensive TD. The Assassins will go into next week against the Warewolves, but don’t sleep on this Assassin team that took the Shockers down to the final drive.

Players of the Week – Week 5 Edition

Players of the Week – Week 5

By Sean Dochney

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QB

Chris Angelini – Warewolves

The Warewolves entered week 5 in a must win situation against the Grizzlies if they wanted to keep their playoff hopes alive. They answered the call with a 64-20 blowout and 3 players that will end up in this segment of POTW. First we will talk about the Commissioner, Chris Angelini, who was dominant through the air as he went 24-30 for 475 yards, and 8 TDs, without throwing an interception. The Commissioner has yet to throw an interception at all this season, and it is no surprise that he is the top rated passer in the JSGFFL this season with a rating of 144.3. Chris has 1626 yards passing and 23 TDs this season, both are good for third in the league. The Warewolves will need another big performance by the Commissioner next week as they take on French Toast Mafia in the 11 am game.

Runner Up

Joe Giuffre – The Shockers

The John Zitani supporters may be upset with the Zit not making an appearance as a POTW this week, but the Guffslinger and the Commissioner were putting up big games against teams with playoff hopes, not the Rattlers. The Shockers took down the Rabid Squirrels 51-22 this past week, and Giuffre and the former Squirrel Anthony Carlo both put up gaudy numbers in route to the victory. The Guffslinger would go 29-34 for 475 yards, and 6 TDs. The Guffslinger now sits second in the JSGFFL in both passing yards (1740) and QB rating (137.7), he also leads the league in TDs (28). The Shockers will look to stay unbeaten next week as they take on the Grizzlies in the primetime 12 o’clock matchup.


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Shane Capone – Warewolves

Shane absolutely Capowned the Grizzlies this past week as he put up the best single game of any WR in the JSGFFL this season. The Grizzlies had no one that could cover or slow Capone down all day. Shane would end up with a modest 6 catches, but he went off for 240 yards and 4 TDs. Capone leads the leader board in every statistical category by a wide margin in the JSGFFL this season. He has 30 receptions, 646 yards, and 9 TDs. The Warewolves have had attendance issues this season by a lot of their receivers, but Capone has always been a constant, and he has been the Warewolves MVP so far this season. The Warewolves will take on French Toast Mafia on Saturday in a game that will go a long way in shaping up the playoff picture as the season is winding down to the end here.

Runner Up

Jeremy Wozniak – Woodchucks

The Woz put up a big game in one of the biggest blow outs I have ever witnessed as the Woodchucks propelled themselves to having the best point differential in the league after the 74-0 win against the Rattlers. Jeremy had 6 catches for 120 yards and 2 TDs for the day. Jeremy is the top receiver for the Woodchucks’ well balanced passing attack. He now has 21 receptions for 286 yards and 5 TDs for the season. The Woodchucks will have a much tougher opponent for week 6 as they take on the Rabid Squirrels in the Game of the Week for the 10 am game.


Defense

Sean McAndrew – Warewolves

The Bird Man would end up with his first 2 interceptions of the season and returned one of them for a TD in the big win against the Grizzlies. It seemed like the Grizzlies lost all the momentum they had going for them after the first McAndrew interception, which was returned for a TD. The Warewolves took full advantage of this as they are still hanging onto playoff hopes. They may need some help along the way, but they can set themselves up pretty well with a win in week 6 against French Toast Mafia.

Runner Up

Entire Woodchucks Defense

It takes an entire team effort to shut out an offense in the offensive heavy JSGFFL, which the Woodchucks did against the Rattlers in week 5, and why I am giving defensive runner up to the entire defense. The spiritual leader and captain, Garrett “Loud Mouth” Lavaggi, had his defense fired-up, and that defense was able to walk away with 7 sacks, 5 interceptions, and 1 defensive touchdown. Kevin Kastner had 5 of the 7 sacks for the Woodchucks on the day. Steve Dalrymple had the other 2 sacks and he would even add an interception as well. Devon McEllen had the only defensive TD with a pick 6. The Woodchucks will need another big defensive showing next week as they take on the Rabid Squirrels in the Game of the Week.

Players of the Week – Week 4 Edition

Players of the Week – Week 4

By Sean Dochney

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QB

John Zitani – Woodchucks

The Zit led the Woodchucks to a big victory against the Assassins this past Saturday. He spread the ball around to 7 different receivers as he went 24-33 for 376 yards, 5 TDs, and did not throw any interceptions. The Zit is putting together another fine season in the JSGFFL. The Zit has the Woodchucks sitting in 3 rd place in the standings, and 2 nd in the Power Rankings, as we sit halfway through the season and we see the playoff picture starting to shape out. He now sits in first for passing yards at 1274, he’s second in TDs with 18, and he is fourth in QB Rating with a rating of 125.0.

Runner Up

Joe Giuffre – Shockers

The Rattlers were no match for the Shockers on Saturday, as the Shockers blew the Rattlers out 50-6. Everyone got in on the stat sheet for the Shockers, as 4 players (Carlo, Snead, Barbiere, and Pharo) ended the game with over 80 yards receiving. The Guffslinger went 28-41 for 410 yards, 7 TDs and 1 interception. On the season, Giuffre has completed 66.4% of his passes for 1265 yards, 22 TDs, and only 2 interceptions. He now sits on top of the league in TDs, and 2 nd in the league in passing yards. The Shockers have a tough opponent this upcoming Saturday in the Rabid Squirrels. The Shockers will need the Guffslinger to have another big game if they want to walk away with a victory.


WR

Maliq Black – The Grizzlies

Maliq was a machine on the field as the Grizzlies took care of business and won 40-25 against French Toast Mafia. Black was QB Watson’s top target of the day as the duo made big play after big play. French Toast Mafia did not have an answer or anyone that could cover Black as he hauled in 6 catches for 165 yards and 3 TDs. On the season, Black now sits in third place for WR points on the JSGFFL leaderboard. He has 19 catches for 326 yards, and a league leading 6 TDs. The Grizzlies will be playing the Warewolves on Saturday as the playoff picture is starting to take shape. This will be a big game, and The Grizzlies can make it almost near impossible for the Warewolves to make the playoffs with a win on Saturday.

Runner Up

Mike Kalucki – Warewolves

Kalucki had a huge game for the Warewolves, albeit in a losing effort, as the Warewolves lost a nail biter to the Rabid Squirrels, 29-26. Kalucki, one of the more underrated players in the JSGFFL, would go on to have 6 catches for 96 yards and 2 TDs. Kalucki has stepped up big time for the illiterate Wolves this season as the Wolves have been missing big players and playmakers every week so far this season. Mike now is second in all receiving categories for the Warewolves on the season with 21 catches for 281 yards and 4 TDs. The Warewolves enter next week in a must win scenario against the Grizzlies if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. Kalucki is going to have his hands full not only on offense, but on the defensive side of the ball as he will look to also slow down the Grizzlies big 3 receivers in Black, Torres, and Forcella.


Defense

Loren Jackson – Rattlers

Jackson was the lone bright spot on the Rattlers as they were routed by the Shockers in week 4. Loren would score the only points of the game for the Rattlers with a goal line interception that he would return for a TD. lorenJackson may be the first Rattlers player to ever appear in the Players of the Week segment for the JSGFFL. They will need another big game from him as they go into next week as heavy underdogs against the Woodchucks.

Runner Up

Entire Rabid Squirrels Defense

The Rabid Squirrels finally beat a good team this past week as they took down the Warewolves, 29-26. Their defense was the catalyst for the win. The Commissioner didn’t have much time to get comfortable in the pocket because of the tenacious pass rush of the Rabid Squirrels. The Squirrels ended up for 4 sacks on the day, 2 coming from Matt Delgado. The Rabid Squirrels defense has a real tough test in week 5 as they roll in as underdogs against the Shockers.