Fine Five Power Rankings – Week 2

Fine Five Power Rankings – Week 2

By Sean Dochney

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  1. Shockers (2-0), Point Differential – 76. (Prev. 1)

The Shockers kept up rolling as they took care of business against the Money Team in Week 2.  This game wasn’t even close as the final score would end up 40-6.  WRs Devon Snead (4 rec. 78 yards, 3 TDs) and Charlie Barbiere (3 rec. 71 yards, 1 TD) were solid as usual, and Mike O’Neil (5 rec. 57 yards, 1 TD) chipped in a nice game himself.  The Defense came up big in the game as they had 4 interceptions as a team.  Bryan Soletto had 2 picks, while Anthony Carlo and Peter Torres also had one, with Carlo returning his for a TD.  The Shockers will have their toughest game of the year in Week 3 as they take on the Commissioner led Warewolves (2-0) in the Game of the Week.

 

  1. Woodchucks (2-0), Point Differential – 43. (Prev. 2)

The Woodchucks won a thrilling game with a last-minute touchdown to defeat Strangers with Candy 33-27.  This game by far the best game of the day and the only one that wasn’t a blowout.  This game was all about The Zit and The Woz on offense.  Zitani threw for 305 yards, 4 TDs and no interceptions, while Wozniak caught 6 passes for 113 yards and 3 TDs.  Terron Maples picked up get a big interception on defense during the closely fought battle.  The Woodchucks will look to remain undefeated as they take on the Rabid Squirrels (1-1) in Week 3.

 

  1. Warewolves (2-0), Point Differential – 30. (Prev. 3)

The Warewolves steamrolled over the Red Jaguars to a score of 52-24 in Week 2.  Chris Angelini was the POTW for QB as he went 16-20 for 324 yards, 5 TDs, and 2 interceptions.  The ball was spread out quite well with Chris MacIntosh (3 rec. 75 yards, 1 TD), Shane Capone (3 rec. 79 yards, 1 TD), and Joe Peragallo (5 rec. 80 yards, 2 TDs) all having solid games at WR.  Shane was a bigtime playmaker on defense with his 2 interceptions, returning both for TDs.  The former Hardcore Champion Ryan Dooley showed opposing linemen why he was a Hardcore Champion.  He wreaked havoc on the pass rush all day and would record 2 sacks, although he had many more hurries.  The Woodchucks have a big test coming up as they take on the Shockers (2-0) in the Game of the Week.

 

  1. Rabid Squirrels (1-1), Point Differential – 13. (Prev. 4)

The Rabid Squirrels picked up their first win as they put the boots to the Clam Slammers in the 41-13 victory.  Sean Collins was very efficient in the win as he completed 30 of his 37 passes for 234 yards, and 6 TDs, without throwing any interceptions on the day.  Joe Andress and Michael Medina were his top receivers on the day as Andress had 8 catches for 60 yards and Medina had 7 catches for 61 yards.  Both Andress and Medina had 2 TDs on the day.  The Rabid Squirrels will look to build momentum after their win, but it won’t come easy as they take on the undefeated Woodchucks in Week 3.

 

  1. The Money Team (1-1), Point Differential – (-20). (Prev. 5)

The Money Team lost big to the heavily favored Shockers, so they will not be penalized in this week’s Fine Five.  Although, Strangers with Candy were very impressive in their close loss to the perennial contender Woodchucks, and almost secured the 5th spot even though they are win-less.  As luck would have it, Strangers with Candy and the Money Team will face off against each other in Week 3 in what should be a closely contested game.  Strangers with Candy will have their hands full as they need to stop The Money Team’s leading receiver, Terrence Mckeller, who has 15 catches for 136 yards and a TD.

 

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Fine Five Power Rankings – Week 1

 

Fine Five Power Rankings – Week 1

By Sean Dochney

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  1. Shockers (1-0), Point Differential – 42

The Shockers were their usual selves as they steamrolled through Strangers with Candy 50-8 in Week 1.  The Shockers look a little different this season without Spanola or Pharo, and with the additions of Maliq Black and Peter Torres.  The Shockers had their usual high powered offense against Strangers as Joe Giuffre, Charlie Barbiere, and Devon Snead put up big games like they usually do.  Giuffre took home POTW honors for QB with his 437 passing yards and 7 TDs, and Barbiere was the runner up for WR with 6 receptions for 147 yards and 3 TDs.  Snead also had a big game hauling in 6 catches for 135 yards and a TD, while Mike O’Neil wasn’t too shabby himself chipping in 8 catches for 68 yards and a TD.  The defense for the Shockers also came to play holding Strangers to only 8 points.  Steve Soletto recorded 2 sacks and Anthony Carlo had 2 interceptions, which quickly puts him at the top of the leaderboard for the season.  The Shockers will take on The Money Team in Week 2.  The Money Team is riding a high after a win in their first game in the JSGFFL against the Red Jaguars, now they will have a real test as they play the team that’s been on top of the JSGFFL for the past few years.

 

  1. Woodchucks (1-0), Point Differential – 24

The Woodchucks handled the Clam Slammers with relative ease as they won 36-12 in Week 1.  The Zit popped off again as he threw for 336 yards, 6 TDs, and no interceptions on the day.  In classic Zit fashion, 7 different receivers had at least 2 receptions for the Woodchucks.  The Zit was so on in Week 1, that he even attempted a pass that traveled more than 20 yards in the air, dispelling the naysayers that refer to him Check Down Charlie.  Jeremy Wozniak was the Zit’s top receiver on the day grabbing 8 passes for 91 yards, proving that nobody beats the Woz.  Steve Dalrymple had 2 sacks on defense while Kevin Kastner had 1 himself.  Devon McEllen added an interception for the Woodchucks on defense.  Woodchucks go into Week 2 as the favorites against Strangers with Candy.

 

  1. Warewolves (1-0), Point Differential – 15

The Commissioner led Warewolves held off and beat Rabid Squirrels 33-18 in Week 1.  Sean McAndrew and Shane Capone were the bright spots on the team as Sean hauled in 8 catches for 146 and 3 TDs, while Shane had 3 catches for 112 yards and 2 TDs.  Angelini was solid throwing for 322 yards, 5 TDs and 1 interception.  There is controversy brewing for Week 2 as the Warewolves will play the Red Jaguars, and Angelini is the QB for both teams.  Many fans want to see Angelini step down from the Warewolves and let former Hardcore and State Champion Ryan Dooley take the helm at QB for the Warewolves in Week 2.  If the megalomaniac Angelini will allow this to happen remains to be seen.

 

  1. Rabid Squirrels (0-1), Point Differential – (-15)

The Squirrels come in at the 4th spot despite the loss in Week 1 to the Warewolves.  The Money Team is not going to be happy with me on this one, but there is much more of a track record with the Squirrels, and the Squirrels played a much tougher opponent in Week 1.  Sean Collins only threw for 239 yards against the Wolves, but the bright spot is he did not throw any interceptions.  Jihad Castro caught 7 balls for 57 yards and 2 TDs, Josh Ahiabor had 6 catches for 72 yards, and Joe Andress hauled in another 5 catches for 58 yards.  Bill Budd chipped in an interception on the defensive side of the ball.  The Squirrels will be involved in the Game of the Week for Week 2 as they take on the Clam Slammers.  Both teams will look to get back on track as they enter Week 2 with an 0-1 record.

 

  1. The Money Team (1-0), Point Differential – 14

I am positive I am going to hear some shit from the Money Team with this ranking, but there is still a lot to prove after the 34-20 Week 1 victory over the Red Jaguars.  League veteran, but new QB Ryan Maletto looked good in his first game at QB as he threw for 286 yards, 5 TDs, and 1 interception.  Guy Blessing was a monster on defense has he had 3 sacks, which makes him the league leader after Week 1.  Terrence McKeller quickly looked like the biggest playmaker for the Money Team.  Terrence had 6 catches for 72 yards and a TD, while also getting an interception on defense.  Quwan Dorsey also had himself a nice day as he had 71 yards receiving and a TD.  The Money Team will have a much tougher opponent in Week 2 as they take on the Shockers.

 

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Power Rankings – Week 6 – Sexy 6

Sexy 6 – Week 6

By Sean Dochney


1. Shockers (6-0), Point Differential – 164, (Prev. 1)

The Shockers remained undefeated when they bitch slapped Strangers with Candy 52-18 in Week 6. This was a big stat game for a lot of Shockers. Joe Giuffre threw for 414 yards and 6 TDs. Devon Snead caught 4 passes for 132 yards and a TD. Snead would also have an interception on the defense. Steve Soletto added to his league lead in sacks with 2.5 on the day. Anthony Carlo would return an interception for a TD and also have a 60-yard TD catch. On the season, the Shockers have some players putting up big numbers. Joe Giuffre is near the top of most QB categories. He has thrown for 2071 yards with 35 TDs and 8 interceptions. The Shockers have the best receiving corps in the league that boasts the likes of Charlie Barbiere (26 rec. 482 yards, 9 TDs), Devon Snead (28 rec. 535 yards, 5 TDs), Anthony Carlo (15 rec. 305 yards, 4 TDs), and Mike O’Neil (22 rec. 267, 8 TDs). On defense, Steve Soletto leads the league in sacks (15.5), followed by teammate Erickson (7.5). Shannon Hill and Devon Snead have each chipped in 3 interceptions, Shannon has returned 2 of those for TDs.

The Shockers are the most talented team in the league, evidenced by only having 1 loss and 1 tie in the JSGFFL over the past 2 years. Their only loss came at the hands of the Woodchucks in the Summer 2016 Championship game. They will be looking for redemption this season in the playoffs. They have already clinched the first round bye for the playoffs, and will most likely be the top seed barring a meltdown in Week 7. They will be playing a double header in Week 7 including the Game of the Week against the Gladiators (5-2) and then the 2 nd game against the Clam Slammers (5-2).


2. Woodchucks (6-1), Point Differential – 102, (Prev. 2)

The defending champion Woodchucks won again in Week 6 as they scalped the Savages to a score of 48-13. The Zit had another efficient game in the win and earned himself QB runner up in the POTW. The D’Addario’s all had big games against the Savages, Anthony and Chris on offense, and Niko on defense. Anthony hauled in 6 catches for 92 yards and 2 TDs, while Chris had 7 catches for 79 yards and 3 TDs. Steve Dalrymple also stood out on offense with his 6 catches for 82 yards. Niko D’Addario had 2 interceptions on defense, his first 2 of the season. Garrett Lavaggi also chipped in big with an interception returned for a TD. Lavaggi is now second in the league with 4 interceptions.

The Woodchucks look like they will have the 2 nd seed and a first round bye for the playoffs. They can officially clinch this with a win in Week 7 against the Assassins. If they lose, they still hold a hefty point differential on the Clam Slammers, Gladiators, and the Warewolves that will be tough for those teams to overcome and steal the 2 nd seed.


3. Warewolves (5-2), Point Differential – 63, (Prev. 3)

The Commissioner is back and there is most definitely not a QB controversy. Dooley may have been the QB to lead LTHS to a state ring, but Ang is the guy that gives the Wolves the best chance to hoist the prestigious JSGFFL Championship Trophy. The JSGFFL trophy is pretty much equivalent to a combination of the Lombardi Trophy and the Stanley Cup, but 10 times better. The Warewolves crushed the Assassins in Week 6, 34-12. Ang and Capone had their usual big games, but Tim Steager, Sean McAndrew, and Dave Pankow had themselves a great game. Steager had 2 catches for 71 yards and a TD. Sean McAndrew had 2 interceptions, including a circus catch, and also chipped in 3 catches for 49 yards and a TD. Dave Pankow returned to action for the first time since dislocating his elbow and recorded 2.5 sacks, which places him 6 th in the league after just 1 game.

As a team, The Warewolves average the most yards per play in the league at 11.16. This may take a bit of a hit over the final week and the playoffs though. Shane Capone is battling an injury that leaves him doubtful for the remainder of the season. Shane has been the best receiver in the league over the last few seasons. This season, he is head and shoulders above any other receiver with his 40 catches for 869 yards and 15 TDs. His presence will be missed if he can’t finish out the season for the Warewolves. The Warewolves are currently the 5 th seed, but can potentially move up as high as 2 nd if Week 7 breaks right for them. They take on the Grizzlies (2-5) in Week 7.


4. Gladiators (5-2), Point Differential – 69, (Prev. 4)

The Gladiators stayed hot in Week 6 as they won their 5 th straight game, this time it was by forfeit since the Kekembas could not field a team. The game was still played with replacement players for the Kekembas, with Chris Angelini doing his best Shane Falco impression taking over at QB for the Kekembas. Terron Maples (285 passing yards, 5 TDs) and Kenny Bass (4 rec. 77 yards) put up some big numbers in this game.

Terron has been a pleasant surprise at QB for the Gladiators this season as he has 3 rd highest QB rating in the league at 123.67. He has thrown for 1871 yards, 30 TDs, and 6 interceptions. We knew he was a good receiver in this league but he has proved to be a jack of all trades. Maples even leads the Gladiators in sacks with 2, and interceptions with 3. He is supported by a nice trio of receivers who are having good years in Kyle D’Autorio (20 rec. 331 yards, 8 TDs) Kenny Bass (27 rec. 351 yards, 4 TDs), and Paul Wickwire (29 rec. 296 yards, 3 TDs).

The Gladiators have clinched a playoff spot and are currently the 4 th seed. They have a tough challenge as they will be taking on the Shockers in the Game of the Week for Week 7. This will be a tough test right before the playoffs for the Gladiators. They have beaten some solid teams so far but have lost to perennial JSGFFL contenders the Woodchucks and Warewolves in the first 2 weeks of the season. We will see how much this team has evolved over the last 2 months and see if they can hang with the Shockers.


5. Rabid Squirrels (4-3), Point Differential – 24, (Prev. 5)

The Rabid Squirrels came away with a thrilling 21-18 victory over the Clam Slammers due to last minute heroics by Jihad Castro. Castro had 6 catches for 119 yards and a TD. His 43-yard TD catch off a screen was one for the highlight reel as he made every defender on the Clam Slammers miss as he walked into the end zone to seal a victory. Sean Collins played well at QB with his 285 passing yards, 3 TDs, and 1 interception thrown.

The Squirrels boast the highest interception differential in the league at 7. This is a stat that tributes the playmakers the Squirrels have on defense, as well as Collins’ efficiency at QB. Collins is the 4 th rated QB in the JSGFFL with his 121.75 QB rating. He has thrown for 1946 yards, 25 TDs, and 6 interceptions. Mike Lawrence (16 rec. 474 yards, 7 TDs), Andre Snead (25 rec. 389 yards, 6 TDs), and Joe Andress (28 rec. 287 yards, 4 TDs) are all putting up nice seasons for the Squirrels at WR. Bill Budd and Phil Cupo are both tied for 2 nd in the JSGFFL with 4 interceptions each. Jihad Castro has 3 interceptions on the season, including 2 returned for a TD. The Squirrels clinched a playoff spot with the victory last week and will look to secure better seeding as they sit in the 6 th and final spot currently. The Rabid Squirrels will be playing Strangers with Candy (2-5) in Week 7.


6. Clam Slammers (5-2), Point Differential – 69, (Prev. 6)

The Clam Slammers played 2 games in Week 6, they beat the Grizzlies and then lost to the Rabid Squirrels. The game against the Squirrels was only the second game the Slammers have played against a team with .500 record, and now they have lost both of those games. One thing you cannot take away from the Slammers though is that they win the games they are supposed to. It is not their fault they have had the easiest schedule in the league.

Brandon Frustieri was frustrating defenses as he was the best receiver for the Clams Slammers on the day. He combined to have 9 catches for 105 yards and 3 TDs for the day. He now has 23 catches for 275 yards and 4 TDs for the season. Kenny Colicchio has been the best player on both sides of the ball for the Clam Slammers all season. Kenny has 19 catches for 427 yards and 7 TDs. Kenny is also tied for second in interceptions with 4, which is 2 behind his teammate and league leader Frank Ritacco.

As a team, the Clam Slammers rank 9 out of 11 in average yards per game with only 222.57. They are led by their interception differential, which is tied for second with 6. They will be playing their 3 rd game of the season against a team over .500 in Week 7. That team is the undefeated Shockers. It will be a tough game for the Clam Slammers, but it will be a good test to see if they can remain competitive with the Shockers. The Clam Slammers currently sit as the 3 rd seed for the playoffs but this game could potentially drop them all the way down to the 6 th seed if the Shockers run away with it.

Power Rankings – Week 5 – Sexy 6

Sexy Six – Week 5By Sean Dochney

 

1.​Shockers (5-0), Point Differential – 130, (Prev, 1)

The Shockers won big again this past week, this time against the Grizzlies 52-0. The defense dominated for the Shockers in this game. Steve Soletto added to his league lead in sacks as he picked up 5 to increase his total to 13 on the season. Mike O’Neil had a big game at receiver as he hauled in 5 catches for 76 yards and 3 TDs. He now has 18 catches for 219 yards, and is 2nd on the Shockers with 6 TDs. The Shockers will look to continue their 3rd straight undefeated season as they take on Strangers with Candy (2-4) on Saturday. Strangers with Candy would be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss, and a Rabid Squirrels (3-3) win against the Clam Slammers (4-1). Shockers have already clinched a spot in the playoffs, but haven’t locked up the number 1 seed just yet.  

 

2.​Woodchucks (5-1), Point Differential – 67, (Prev. 2)

The Woodchucks handled business as always as they stomped on Strangers with Candy to a score of 42-18. The Zit popped off this week completing 30-33 passes for 308 yards and 6 TDs. The Zit is the highest rated QB in the league at 124.4. He also leads the league with his 1773 passing yards and 29 TDs. Chris D’Addario (6 rec. 73 yards, 2 TDs) and Billy Belford (5 rec. 74 yards, 2 TDs) were his top 2 receivers for the day. They both rank in the top 10 on the receiver leaderboard as Billy has 29 catches for 451 yards and 9 TDs, and Chris has 22 catches for 412 yards and 4 TDs. The Woodchucks have the 2nd ranked offense in the league as they average 299.33 yards per game and 5 offensive TDs per game. The Woodchucks are in 2nd place in the standings and are in line for a first-round bye. They have a favorable schedule heading into the last 2 weeks as they take on the Savages (1-5) in Week 6, and the Assassins (2-4) in Week 7.

 

3.​Warewolves (4-2), Point Differential – 41, (Prev. 3)

The Warewolves were without QB Chris Angelini this week but were still able to secure a win in a thrilling 27-24 game against the Rabid Squirrels. The Rabid Squirrels had the ball in the red zone with under a minute to go, but Chris DiMicco ended the Squirrels hopes with an interception in the end zone to seal the victory for the Warewolves. Ryan Dooley took the helm at QB and performed well in the spot start by throwing for 274 yards and 4 TDs. Shane Capone went off yet again catching 9 passes for 181 yards and 3 TDs. Shane leads the league in every receiving category by a wide margin with his 35 catches for 698 yards and 13 TDs. The Warewolves are the only team in the league averaging over 10 yards per play at 10.09. They need just 1 win in the last 2 weeks to clinch a playoff spot. The Wolves will play the Assassins (2-4) in Week 6, and the Grizzlies (2-4) in Week 7. Both the Grizzlies and the Assassins will need to win their remaining games and receive some help along the way to keep their playoff hopes alive.

 

4.​Gladiators (4-2), Point Differential – 41, (Prev. 5)

The Gladiators won big in the 44-20 victory over the Assassins in Week 5. Terron Maples had another big game with 328 passing yards and 5 TDs. Terron has the 2nd highest QB rating at 122.4 to go along with his 1586 passing yards and 25 TDs. Kyle D’Autorio was his top receiver on the day with 5 catches for 134 yards and 2 TDs. The Gladiators rank 6th in yards per game at 276.17, and only have a +1 interception difference. They currently sit as the 5th seed, but have a chance to clinch a playoff spot with a win in Week 6 against the Kekembas (0-6). It will be important for the Gladiators to clinch a playoff spot against the Kekembas, since they will have a much tougher matchup in Week 7 against the Shockers (5-0).

 

5.​Rabid Squirrels (3-3), Point Differential – 21, (Prev. 4)

Rabid Squirrels suffered a heart-breaking loss to the Warewolves in Week 5 when they had the ball in the red zone with a chance to win the game on the final play. The Squirrels bounced back in the second game of their double header as they crushed the Kekembas 41-12. Sean Collins (20-25, 315, 5 TDs, 1 int) and Mike Lawrence (7 rec. 184 yards, 3 TDs) stood out for the Squirrels in the win against the Kekembas on offense. On defense, Jihad Castro had a big game with 2 interceptions, returning 1 for a TD. Bill Budd also chipped in a sack and an interception for the Squirrels. The Squirrels have the 2nd best interception difference in the league at a + 6. The Rabid Squirrels sit in the 6th and final playoff spot as we enter the final 2 weeks of the season. They are only 1 game ahead of the Assassin, Grizzlies, and Strangers with Candy, who all sit at 2-4. The Rabid Squirrels will play the Clam Slammers (4-1) in Week 6, and Strangers with Candy (2-4) in Week 7.  

 

6.​Clam Slammers (4-1), Point Differential – 51, (Prev. 6)

The Clam Slammers beat the Savages 26-12 in Week 5. Kenny Colicchio had a big game for the Clam Slammers with 3 catches for 114 yards, 2 TDs, and an interception on defense. Kenny is the Slammers leading receiver and he now has 14 catches for 376 yards and 7 TDs, this ranks him 6th on the JSGFFL leaderboards. Kenny’s 4 interceptions on the season ties him for 2nd behind teammate Frank Ritacco, who has 6 interceptions. The Clam Slammers have the 8th ranked offense in terms of yards per game at 232.8, but they lead the league in interception differential at + 7. The Clam Slammers sit in 3rd place in the standings and have been the beneficiaries of a rather weak schedule. The Gladiators (4-2) are the only team over .500 that the Clam Slammers have played so far, and the Clam Slammers lost that game 28-18. It will get a little tougher for the Clam Slammers over the final 2 weeks as they play the Grizzlies (2-4) and the Rabid Squirrels (3-3) in a double header in Week 6. They will also play the Shockers (5-0) in Week 7. The Clam Slammers only need 1 more win to clinch a playoff spot, and they still have a shot at a first-round bye.  

 

Power Rankings – Week 4 – Sexy 6

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.

Power Rankings – Sexy Six – Week 2

JSGFFL Sexy Six Power Rankings – Week 2


1. The Shockers (2-0), Point Differential – 54, (Prev. 1)

The Shockers absolutely dominated the Savages 59-16 in Week 2. The Shockers have been the best team in the JSGFFL over the past few seasons, and haven’t lost a regular season game in over 2 years. The Shockers offense is averaging the most yards per game at 424.5, the most plays per game at 39, and the most yards per play at 10.88. They have done all this without having a turnover. On defense, they have the second most interceptions through the first 2 weeks with 6 interceptions, including 1 that was returned for a TD by Shannon Hill. QB Joe Giuffre has thrown for 849 yards and 14 TDs without throwing an interception so far this season. WRs Devon Snead (10 rec. 246 yards, 3 TDs) and Charlie Barbiere (11 rec. 204 yards, 3 TDs) rank 3rd and 5th in the WR leaderboards right now. The Shockers will have a tough opponent as they take on The Rabid Squirrels (1-1) in Week 3.


2. Warewolves (3-0), Point Differential – 52, (Prev. 4)

The Warewolves were able to edge out the Savages in a 30-24 victory in Week 2 to extend their record to 3-0. Shane Capone had another big game as he caught 4 passes for 102 yards and 2 TDs. He now has 16 catches for 368 yards and 8 TDs on the season, which ranks him first on the leaderboard. Angelini has the 2nd most TDs and passing yards in the league with 15 TDs and 878 passing yards. The Wolves offense is 2nd in the league in yards per play with 10.09, though they are the slowest moving offense in the league and the only team averaging under 30 plays per game. The Warewolves will play in the game of the week in Week 3 against the Woodchucks (2-1).


3. Woodchucks (2-1), Point Differential – 9, (Prev. 3)

The Woodchucks handled business against the Rabid Squirrels in Week 2 as they won the Game of the Week 30-18. The Zit threw for 5 TDs in this game, and now has 14 on the Fall season. He has been uncharacteristically pick happy so far this year as he now has the 2nd most in the league with 5 picks thrown. The Zit is happy to have Billy Belford back at WR. Billy ranks 2 nd to Shane Capone on the JSGFFL leaderboards with 18 catches for 282 yards and 5 TDs.

The Commissioner must really hate the Woodchucks as the schedule has not been kind to them through the first few weeks. The Woodchucks continue their tough schedule with the Game of the Week against the Warewolves (3-0) in Week 3.


4. Rabid Squirrels (1-1), Point Differential – 8, (Prev. 2)

The Rabid Squirrels fell to the Woodchucks 18-30 in Week 2. They couldn’t get much going as The Woodchucks held Collins to only 200 yards through the air. Even after a down week, the Squirrels still have the 4th ranked offense in the league in both yards per game (291.5) and yards per play (9.4). Newcomer to the team and league, Andre Snead is leading the team in receiving, he has 10 catches for 190 yards and 3 TDs. The Squirrels are going to need to get some big performances on Saturday when they take on the Shockers (2-0). It is still early in the season, but the Squirrels do not want to fall to 1-2.


5. Clam Slammers (2-0), Point Differential – 38, (Prev. 5)

The Clam Slammers won their second game in a row led by their defense. In a real barn burner, Clam beat the Assassins 15-6. Frank Ritacco had another 2 interceptions, while Kenny Colicchio had 1. They both lead the league in picks with Frank having 4, and Kenny having 3. Clam Slammer held the Assassins to under 200 yards of offense, which is the 2nd straight week they’ve accomplished this feat. Matt McClain was their leading receiver and had a nice game with 5 catches for 83 yards and a TD. The Clam Slammers hope their defense can keep leading this team, because their offense ranks 9th in the league in yards per game with 220. The Clam Slammers will take on the Kekembas (0-3) in Week 3 as they look to stay undefeated.


6. Strangers with Candy (2-1), Point Differential – 7, (Prev. Unranked)

Week 2 was a redemption game for Mike Torrell as he threw for 354 yards and 6 TDs on the way to a 46-12 victory over the Kekembas. Cam Blackwell (6 rec. 107 yards, 1 TD), Pat Jensen (7 rec. 98 yards, 1 TD), Mike D’Addario (7 rec. 57 yards, 1 TD), and Kyle Spatz (5 rec. 43 yards, 3 TDs) all played well for Strangers in Week 2. Strangers have a good team that can make some noise in this league if they are able to limit their turnovers on offense. Candy will hope their momentum will carry over to Week 3 as they Gladiators (1-2).

Power Rankings – Sexy Six – Week 1

Sexy Six – Week 1


1. Shockers (1-0), PD – 11

The Shockers are sitting on top the power rankings after knocking off the defending champion Woodchucks 46-35 in Week 1. Joe Giuffre had a big game and took home the QB of the week honors as he threw for 459 yards and 7 TDs. The Shockers had huge games by the WR quartet of Charlie Barbiere (7 rec. 149 yards, 2 TDs), Anthony Carlo (4 rec. 83 yards, 1 TD), Devon Snead (5 rec. 86 yards), and Anthony Spanola (6 rec. 84 yards, 3 TDs). Steve Soletto would record 2 sacks on defense, while Devon Snead and Bryan Soletto each had an interception. The Shockers have been the team to beat in the JSGFFL for the past few seasons and currently still hold that title as they have knocked off the reigning champs in a rematch of the championship game. The Shockers have the 9 am game in Week 2 against the Savages (0-1), who are a new addition to the league this fall.


2. Rabid Squirrels (1-0), PD – 20

The Rabid Squirrels looked really good in Week 1, and were seriously considered for the number 1 spot in the rankings this week. The Squirrels downright dominated the Savages as they won 42-22. Sean Collins had a huge game where he completed 25 of 28 passes for 383 yards, 6 TDs, and 1 interception. The Squirrels added a few new players and they had an immediate impact. Andre Snead had 6 catches for 131 yards and 2 TDs. Fellow newcomer Shelton Burnett had 2 TD catches himself, and looks like he will quickly become Collins’ favorite red zone target. Mike Lawrence also had a huge game for the Squirrels with 4 catches for 141 yards and a TD. The Rabid Squirrels have a tough matchup in Week 2 in the 10 o’clock game against the Woodchucks (0-1) in the Game of the Week.


3. Woodchucks (0-1), PD – (-11)

The defending champions came up a little short in Week 1 against the Shockers in the championship rematch. The Zit threw for 422 yards, 5 TDs and 2 interceptions. Billy Belford returned to the Woodchucks and was brilliant as he caught 8 passes for 172 yards and 3 TDs. 2 of the D’Addario’s had nice games as well. Anthony had 4 catches for 74 yards, and Chris had 3 receptions for 68 yards. The Woodchucks may have the toughest schedule to start the season as they try to defend their championship. They take on the Rabid Squirrels (1-0) in Week 2 in the Game of the Week, and follow that tough matchup up with another one in the Warewolves (2-0) in Week 3.


4. Warewolves (2-0), PD – 46

The Warewolves had a double header and won both their games. The first game was 50-14 against the Kekambas, and the second game was 38-28 win against the Gladiators. The Commissioner threw for 594 yards, 11 TDs and 2 interceptions combined for the day. Shane Capone went off in both the games and combined to have 12 catches for 266 yards and 6 TDs. Mike Kalucki was solid on the day as he had 9 catches for 101 yards, and Rob Gudgeon chipped in 2 TDs for the Wolves. On defense, Capone and Angelini each had a pick 6, while Kalucki had a sack and an interception himself. The Wolves take on the Savages (0-1) in Week 2 at 11:00.


5. Clam Slammers (1-0), PD – 29

The Clam Slammers took the summer season off and came back with a splash as they blew out Strangers -with Candy 47-18. The Clam Slammers defense really shined as they would have 5 interceptions and 3 defensive TDs. Frank Ritacco and Kenny Colicchio each had 2 picks and 1 TD, and Sean Cahalane had the other pick 6 for the Slammers. Brian Lee threw 4 TDs for the Clam Slammers, his top target was Kenny Colicchio who had 3 catches for 71 yards and a TD. Clam Slammers will be playing in the 1:00 game against the Assassins (0-1) in Week 2.


6. Grizzlies (1-0), PD – 20

The Grizzlies came out strong in Week 1 as they routed the Kekambas 26-6. The Grizzlies appear to have another new QB this season as Alfred Kobe threw for 213 yards and 4 TDs. Bobby Forcella was Kobe’s top target and caught 8 passes for 69 yards and 2 TDs. The Grizzlies have found themselves just on the outside of the playoffs the past couple seasons and look like they have a good shot to finally break through to a playoff appearance this fall. The Grizzlies will be playing the Gladiators (0-1) in Week 2 at 2.

Fine Five – Week 7

Week 7 Power Rankings

By Sean Dochney


1. Shockers (6-0- 1), Point Differential – 129. (Prev. 1)

The Shockers remain unbeaten after a 34-24 victory over French Toast Mafia. They had their usual big games on offense out of the Guffslinger (347 passing yards, 5 TDs, 2 int.) and his receivers Snead (8 rec. 115, 2 TDs) and Barbiere (6 rec. 94 yards, 1 TD). Erickson, Snead and Bryan Soletto all chipped in an interception on defense. The Shockers have clinched the number 1 seed for the playoffs already but still need to play the Warewolves in Week 8, who they tied in Week 1. All playoff spots are clinched, but the Warewolves still have positioning to play for. If the Shockers win in Week 8, they will be playing the Warewolves again the following week in the first week of the playoffs. This is a rematch of the Spring championship game and should be a close battle and will be considered the Game of the Week.


2. Rabid Squirrels (5-2), Point Differential – 79. (Prev. 2)

The Rabid Squirrels crushed the Rattlers in Week 7 to a tune of 60-13. QB Sean Collins had a huge game as he threw for 318 yards, 7 TDs, and 2 interceptions. Mike Lawrence had a big game as well chipping in 3 catches for 99 yards, 2 TDs, and a pick 6 on defense. The Squirrels have gotten big seasons out of their trio of receivers that consist of Mike Lawrence (25 rec. 534 yards, 8 TDs), Joe Andress (28 rec. 352 yards, 6 TDs), and Corey Feldman (26 rec. 378 yards, 5 TDs).

All playoff spots are clinched, but there is still playoff positioning to be played for in Week 8. After an epic collapse to the Spring season, the Squirrels came out strong in the Summer season and have clinched one of those playoff spots. Don’t worry Sean Collins, I have gone over every scenario for Week 8 and there is no chance for you to miss out of the playoffs this season. The Squirrels currently sit in 3 rd place in the standings and would be playing the Woodchucks in the first round if the standings hold up the way they sit now. The Squirrels will be playing the Assassins in Week 8, who they beat 30-6 in Week 1. All the Squirrels have to do is win in Week 8 to avoid playing the unbeaten Shockers in the first round of the playoffs. If the Squirrels were to be upset by the Assassins, and the Warewolves win against the Shockers, the Rabid Squirrels will be playing Shockers in the first round of the playoffs.


3. Woodchucks (5-2), Point Differential – 144. (Prev. 3)

No change in the Fine Five for the Woodchucks as they blew out and ended the playoff hopes for the Grizzlies 56-12. The Zit was a stud per usual in the game as he threw for 440 yards with 8 TDs without throwing an interception. Big contributions came at the receiver position for Terron Maples (8 rec. 101 yards, 1 TD), Jeremy Wozniak (5 rec. 94 yards, 2 TDs), Ant D’Addario (5 rec. 93 yards, 1 TD), and The Undertaker (4 rec. 72 yards, 1 TD).

With a playoff spot clinched, The Woodchucks will be playing to keep their 2 nd seed against French Toast Mafia in Week 8. The Woodchucks were able to come away with a 43-27 victory in the Week 1 matchup against French Toast Mafia. If Woodchucks lose, they could see the Shockers in the first round of the playoffs if both Warewolves and Rabid Squirrels win as well.


4. Warewolves (4-2- 1), Point Differential – 104. (Prev. 4)

After a rough start to the season, the Warewolves have been able to battle back and clinch a playoff spot. The Warewolves were able to come up with a victory against the Assassins in Week 7, despite the play of the Commissioner Chris Angelini, who threw his first 2 interceptions of the season. Chris got big games out of receivers Shane Capone (4 rec. 102 yards, 2 TDs, 1 defensive int.) and Chris McIntosh (2 rec. 72 yards, 1 TD). Shane has been the top receiver in the league this season and could be the league MVP with 42 catches for 870 yards and 13 TDs. Mike Kalucki has also made major contributions with his 29 catches for 381 yards and 5 TDs.

The Wolves will be playing the Shockers this week in a rematch from Week 1 that ended in a tie. This is also a rematch from the Spring Championship game that ended in a Shockers victory. This is the game of the week and could very well be a preview of the first round of the playoffs if the standings were to remain as they do now. The Wolves are going to need Sean McAndrew to show up if they want to get a win and hope to position them better for the playoffs.


5. French Toast Mafia (3-4), Point Differential – 5. (Prev. 5)

French Toast put up a good battle against Shockers this past week, but fell a little bit short and was eliminated from the playoffs. Dave Pankow dislocated his elbow on the final play of this game and we hope he is doing alright now. Billy Belford had a monster game with 5 catches for 199 yards and 3 TDs. One of these catches came from a trick play in which Luke Fernandez hurled a bomb to Billy. Luke has a perfect QB rating on the year after this play, and I suggest he doesn’t attempt a pass next week so he can talk shit on his QB Steve Knapp, who has now thrown more interceptions then the Rattlers’ Anthony “The Mighty Duck” Manuzza this season (if you’ve seen Manuzza try to throw a deep ball that nickname will make sense). On the season, Billy has 31 catches for 725 yards and 10 TDs. Justin Kramer and Casey Sirotniak still sit 1 and 2 on the sack leaderboard with 10 and 9 on the season. So there is hope for French Toast next season if they are able to limit the turnovers on offense. French Toast can play spoiler in a sense this week by beating the Woodchucks. The Woodchucks will still be in the playoffs, but they can fall from the 2 seed to the 4 seed potentially, and have to take on the Shockers in the first round of the playoffs.

Fine Five – Week 6

Power Rankings – Week 6

By Sean Dochney

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1. Shockers – (5-0- 1), Point Differential – 119. (Prev. 1)

The Shockers won again, this time against the Grizzlies, the final score was 38-6. The usual suspects had good games for the Shockers again. Giuffre took home another POTW with his 356 yards and 5 TDs. Barbiere would have 7 catches for 135 yards, and a TD. King TUTdown (Ryan Pharo) had 4 catches for 94 yards, and 2 TDs. Devon Snead also had a day, hauling in 3 catches for 68 yards. The Guffslinger has been one of the best QBs in the league for a while now, and having what is probably the best receiving corps in the league doesn’t hurt him. Devon Snead (26 rec. 469 yards, 6 TDs), Charlie Barbiere (28 rec. 432 yards, 4 TDs), Ryan Pharo (21 rec. 328 yards, 7 TDs), Anthony Spanola (26 rec. 272 yards, 6 TDs), and Anthony Carlo (19 rec. 286 yards, 3 TDs), are all putting up good seasons for the Shockers. Out of all those receivers, King TUTdown owns the best QBR to WR rating at 158.33. This stat came as a surprise to me considering Spanola never goes out over 5 yards for a pass so there is usually never a chance the ball will hit the ground or be picked off when thrown to him. Next week the Shockers will be playing French Toast Mafia. The Shockers shouldn’t sleep on French Toast, who should be dangerous as they will be playing some desperate ball as they are fighting for life to stay in the playoff race.


2. Rabid Squirrels – (4-2), Point Differential – 32. (Prev. 3)

The Squirrels sit in 2 nd place in the power rankings even though they are technically 3 rd in standings because of point differential. This is the first time they are actually ahead of their spot in the standings, and they’ve earned this place in the rankings. Sean Collins made sure to point out to me Saturday that they have now beaten 2 playoff teams from last season, and hats off to the Squirrels. I still won’t say they play with class and sportsmanship though; my ego isn’t ready to give them too much credit just yet.

In an important game against the Woodchucks, the Rabid Squirrels showed up big time and won 27-20. Sean Collins had a nice game going 21-40 for 282 yards, 3 TDs and 0 interceptions. Mike Lawrence broke out in a big way with a 7 catch, 132 yard, and 2 TD performance. Joe Andress has been the epitome of a possession receiver all season, and that stayed true against the Woodchucks as he caught 5 passes for 67 yards and a TD. Bill Budd was able to pick up a sack on defense, while someone not on the official roster named Faulkner on back of his jersey pulled in an interception. Faulkner sounds like a ringer to me guys; I don’t care if I am almost positive I’ve seen him there every week.

The Rabid Squirrels have found success with their very good trio of receivers Mike Lawrence (22 rec. 435 yards, 6 TDs), Corey Feldman (26 rec. 378 yards, 5 TDs), and Joe Andress (26 rec. 308 yards, 6 TDs). They all rank in the top 11 on the JSGFFL leaderboard for receivers. Sean Collins is also having an impressive season. He is the 5 th rated QB with a 111.7 rating. He has 1551 yards, 19 TDs, and 6 interceptions. They will be taking on the Rattlers this Saturday, and there is no denying the Squirrels are the heavy favorites. The only upset that may occur in this game is if the Squirrels play honorably and with good sportsmanship.


3. Woodchucks – (4-2), Point Differential – 100, (Prev. 2)

The Woodchucks lost the Game of the Week against the Rabid Squirrels this past week and slipped in the power rankings, but not the standings. But as everyone already knows the standings don’t really matter; the opinion of the guy keeping the score and stats is really the only thing that’s important. The Zit still had a nice stat line per usual, he went 23-33 for 259 yards, 3 TDs and 1 interception. The Woz, who has quietly been one of the top receivers in the league this season, also had a nice game with 6 catches for 95 yards and a TD. Jose Ortiz didn’t try to fight anyone, so that is always a positive takeaway any time that happens. Jose did have a sack and 5 catches for 48 yards on the day as well.

On the season, the Zit is the 3 rd rated QB with a 132.8 rating. He sits in 2nd in both yards (2,014) and TDs (30) to the Guffslinger. The Zit, or Check Down Charlie as some like to call him, spreads the ball out well to his receivers. Jeremy Wozniak (27 rec. 381 yards, 6 TDs), Charlie Mackie (14 rec. 266 yards, 5 TDs), Chris “The Undertaker” D’Addario (17 rec. 220 yards, 5 TDs), and Anthony D’Addario (23 rec. 265 yards, 3 TDs) have all put up solid numbers so far this season.

The Woodchucks still sit in a good spot even after the loss. They don’t have the easiest schedule remaining, that honor belongs to the Rabid Squirrels, but they will go into both of their remaining games as the favorites. They really only need to win one of the games to make sure they get into the playoffs. They will be looking for that win against the Grizzlies in Week 7.


4. Warewolves – (3-2- 1), Point Differential – 91. (Prev. 5)

The Commissioner led the Warewolves to a 28-12 victory on the heels of a 21-30 for 276 yards, and 4 TD game. He is the highest rated QB in the league and still has not thrown an interception. Shane Capone was his usual elusively dominant self with 8 catches for 122 yards and 2 TDs. Dizzy Izzy Rodriguez would chip in 2 sacks on the defensive side of the ball.

The Warewolves have lived and died by the Angelini – Capone connection for the season. Do not sleep on Mike Kalucki though, he may be the 3 rd option on days McAndrew shows up, but he is putting up a great season and is one of the most underrated players in the league on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Kalucki now has caught 26 passes for 344 yards, and 4 TDs. He also has 2 interceptions, but it always seems as if he or Chris DiMicco are pulling all the flags out there on D.

The Wolves have clawed their way back into a playoff spot after a rough start to the season. They will take on the Assassins, who are winless but always seem to find themselves in close games with top teams. The Wolves need to win this game because they will be taking on the Shockers in Week 8. The Wolves do not want to enter Week 8 against the Shockers in a win or go home scenario.


5. French Toast Mafia – (3-3), Point Differential – 15. (Prev. 4)

French Toast Mafia and the Grizzlies are both on the outside looking in at the playoffs. French Toast edges the Grizzlies out in the Power Rankings because of a better defense and a positive point differential.

French Toast Mafia lost to the Warewolves 28-12 this past week. Luke Fernandez was really the only bright spot on the offensive side of the ball as he caught 4 passes for 76 yards and the only 2 TDs that FTM would score. Luke, AKA the Cuban Missile, is in the middle of putting up a nice season with 17 catches for 266 yards, and 5 TDs. Casey Sirotniak and Justin Kramer continued their tenacious pass rush against the Wolves as they combined for 7 sacks on the day. They sit in 1 st and 2nd in the league in sacks on the season.

It’s not going to be easy for FTM to make the playoffs. They by far have the hardest schedule over the last few weeks of the season; they will play the Shockers in Week 7 and the Woodchucks in Week 8. You still have to play the games though, and French Toast has the talent at receiver and pass rush to sneak their way into the playoffs with a few upsets.

Fine Five – Week 5

Power Rankings – Week 5

By Sean Dochney

 

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1. Shockers – (4-0- 1), Point Differential – 87. (Prev. 1)

The Shockers remain unbeaten and on top of the Power Rankings after a 51-22 win against the Rabid Squirrels. The Shockers dominated as the Guffslinger went off for 475 yards and 6 TDs. The Rabid Squirrels had no answer for their former teammate Anthony Carlo, as he hauled in 8 catches for 119 yards and a touchdown. Devon Snead had a big game as well as he had 5 catches for 109 yards and a touchdown. Both Carlo and Snead would add an interception to their stat line as well for the game. Ryan Pharo got in on the action as well with 3 catches for 68 yards and 2 TDs on the day. On the season, the Shockers have 5 receivers who rank in the top 15 in the wide receiver leaderboards. Those receivers are Devon Snead, Anthony Spanola, Ryan Pharo, Charlie Barbiere, and Anthony Carlo.

The Shockers started the season looking vulnerable with a tie against the Warewolves and then a nail biter against the Assassins. They have regained their form though and are on the brink of yet another unbeaten season. They do not have the easiest schedule for the remaining 3 weeks even though they will be the favorite to win in each game. In week 6 they will take on the Grizzlies, followed by French Toast Mafia in week 7, and the Warewolves in week 8.


2. Woodchucks – (4-1), Point Differential – 107. (Prev. 2)

The Woodchucks took care of business against the Rattlers and increased their point differential to the best in the league with a dominant 74-0 win against the Rattlers. It seemed like everyone had a big game for the Woodchucks on the offensive side of the ball as the Rattlers could not stop Zitani (21- 24, 481 yards, 9 TDs), Jeremy Wozniak (8 rec. 120 yards, 2 TDs), Charlie Mackie (6 rec. 133 yards, 1 TD), Terron Maples (2 rec. 90 yards, 2 TDs), or Ant D’Addario (5 rec. 72 yards, 1 TD). The Zit is leading the league in passing yards (1755), 2 nd in the league in touchdowns (27), and 3 rd in QB Rating (135.2). The Defense also played amazing as Kevin Kastner contributed 5 sacks, Steve Dalrymple had 2 sacks and an interception, and Devon McEllen had the only defensive touchdown for the Woodchucks with a pick 6.

The playoff picture is starting to shake out as the Woodchucks play the Rabid Squirrels in the week 6 Game of the Week at 10 am. The playoff implications are huge here, as the Woodchucks currently sit in 2nd in the standings and the Rabid Squirrels are in 4 th because of point differential.


3. Rabid Squirrels – (3-2), Point Differential – 25. (Prev. 3)

The Rabid Squirrels in week 4 did what everyone other team in the league has done so far, and that is lose to the Shockers, so they stay stagnant in the 3 spot in the power rankings. Sean Collins (356 yards, 3 TDs, but 3 interceptions thrown), Jihad Castro (3 rec. 98 yards, 1 TD), and Mike Lawrence (6 rec. 92 yards) were the bright spots for the Squirrels in the 51-22 loss. On the season, Sean Collins (1269 yards, 16 TDs, 6 picks), Corey Feldman (24 rec. 353 yards, 5 TDs), Mike Lawrence (15 rec. yards, 4 TDs), and Joe Andress (21 rec. 241 yards 5 TDs) are putting up good stats.

The Rabid Squirrels currently sit in the 4th and final playoff spot with 3 games left to go. They play a tough Woodchucks team in the Game of the Week for week 6. After that, they finish the season against the winless Rattlers and the winless, but competitive Assassins. I predict that getting to 5 wins should get teams into the playoffs, you may see a team like the Warewolves sneak in with 4 wins because of their tie. The Rabid Squirrels are in an excellent spot to make the playoffs, and I hope for my sake they do make the playoffs, because if they don’t, I will probably get my ass kicked by 10 grown men for the amount of shit I will be talking on here.


4. French Toast Mafia – (3-2), Point Differential – 31. (Prev. 5)

French Toast Mafia held on for the 32-31 win against the Assassins, who I believe to be much better than their winless record indicates. French Toast is not the only good team that the Assassins have played tough this year, see week 2 against the unbeaten Shockers. It felt like French Toast’s big play offense was barely on the field in the win on Saturday. QB Steve Knapp only had 17 pass attempts, although he did complete 12 of them for 289 yards, 5 TDs, and only 1 interception. Billy Belford (2 rec. 120 yards, 2 TDs), Kyle Spatz (3 rec. 67 yards, 1 TD), and Pat Schinder (2 rec. 62 yards, 1 TD) were Knapp’s top receivers on the day. Casey Sirotniak would add an interception and a sack on defense. Knapp is the 4 th ranked QB on the year, he has accumulated 1529 yards, 22 TDs, and 6 interceptions so far this year. Billy Belford has been his top receiver all year, as he sits in 2nd to Shane Capone in receptions (24), yards (510), and touchdowns (7). Kyle Spatz (19 rec. 218 yards, 4 TDs), Dave Pankow (17 rec. 254 yards, 3 TDs), and Pat Schinder (17 rec. 218 yards, 2 TDs) are all also putting up solid numbers for French Toast Mafia as well.

French Toast Mafia currently sits in 3 rd in the standings, but by far have the hardest schedule remaining for the last 3 weeks. They will be playing the Commissioner led Warewolves in week 6, this will be an uphill battle since the Commissioner has the refs (and scorekeeper) in his pocket. In week 7 they will be playing the top ranked Shockers, and they play the 2 nd ranked Woodchucks to end the season in week 8. It will be tough, but with a win or 2, and some help, French Toast can be in the playoffs.


5. Warewolves – (2-2- 1), Point Differential – 75. (Prev. Unranked)

Warewolves are keeping their playoff hopes alive as they have faced a tough uphill battle after their slow start to the season. They beat up on the Grizzlies, who still stand in their way to the playoffs, to a score of 64-20. The Commissioner and Shane Capone took home POTW honors for QB and WR after they both went off. Capone had 240 receiving yards and 4 TDs, Angelini threw for 475 yards and 8 TDs. Sean McAndrew decided to show up for the Warewolves, and his presence was instantly felt as he had 4 catches for 89 yards, 2 TDs, 2 interceptions on defense, and 1 defensive TD. The Acrobatic Mike Kalucki would add an interception on defense for the Wolves. On the season, Angelini is the top rated passer, and the only QB who has yet to throw an interception. Shane Capone is leading the league in every statistical category, and there would be a good chance he would still lead in every category if he decided to take a week off and sleep in. Sean McAndrew has missed a few games, but has been effective when he’s there, he has 8 catches for 204 yards and 3 TDs on the year in his 2 games played. Mike Kalucki has been a guy who has stepped up big time for the Warewolves, he now has 23 catches for 313 yards, and 4 TDs. Let’s not forget about the deadly red zone target the Commissioner has at his disposal; Rob Gudgeon has only 7 catches this year, but 4 have been for TDs. You know the Warewolves mean business when you see Gudge enter the game on offense.

The Warewolves still have some work to do if they want to make the playoffs. They currently sit in 6th place in the standings, and only the top 4 make the playoffs. The will need some help along the way, but they do control a little bit of their own destiny in a sense. They will be playing French Toast Mafia in week 6, who currently sit 3 rd in the standings. With a win against French Toast, and a Shockers win over the Grizzlies, the Warewolves will jump up to a playoff spot with 2 games left to play. After French Toast in week 6, the Warewolves will play the currently winless Assassins in week 7, and then the unbeaten Shockers in Week 8. The Warewolves have played the Shockers well in the past, even tying them in week 1 this season, but I know they do not want to go into that week 8 game in a win or go home situation.