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Ladies and gentlemen, we here at the Power Rankings ask that you please fasten your seatbelts and secure all tray tables as we begin our descent into the second half of the SFLm’s Inaugural Season and Playoffs! It’s been an exciting brawl between these eight teams in the front end of the season, but with only 4 more weeks remaining on the Regular Season schedule, nobody (not even the undefeated team!) has locked a spot in the postseason yet. We’ve done our best to help make the path into the first-ever SFLm Playoffs easy and smooth here with the SFLm Power Rankings, and hope that you’ve enjoyed your time spent with us – as we’ve absolutely enjoyed spending it with you all!



Ottawa Cavalry
The Ottawa Cavalry won for a fourth week in a row by the skin of their teeth to stay undefeated with a thrilling 12-10 victory over the Annapolis Navigators. Linebacker Austin Heath led the Cavalry defense with 9 tackles, and defensive end Mike Coverson contributed with 1.5 sacks. The offense was led by running back Stephen MacMichaels, as he ran for 71 yards on 20 carries. He helped move the chains for Amy Schillizzi to effectively win the game, booting 4-for-4 field goals. Ottawa travels to Lincoln later today to try and remain undefeated.


Annapolis Navigators
The Annapolis Navigators dropped to 2-2 on the year with a loss in the last minute to the Ottawa Cavalry. Quarterback Cameron Curtis led the way for Annapolis completing 29 of 47 passes for 225 yards with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. Running back Hugo Reynosa had a slow day on the ground as he carried the ball 12 times for only 24 yards. Linebacker Jeff Gagne led the Navigators defense with 8 tackles, while defensive tackle Mark Radson contributed 2 sacks on the day. Annapolis will try and get back en route against the Boise Mud Dogs in Week 5 later today.


Albuquerque Atoms
Albuquerque might not have been 'atomic' against the San Jose Flight this past week at home, but it was enough to boost them to a 3-1 standing. PJ Slaughter had a near-perfect day, missing only 6 passes (and the endzone completely), but it was Connor Weston who ran roughshod over the flight to the tune of 124 yards and 2 touchdowns. Add in a Dayton Rhodes interception for 17 yards, and a perfect 20-yard field goal from Taco Sicario, and you've got a win and a spot in the top half of the Power Rankings. The Atoms will take on the Madison Lynx later today.
Boise Mud Dogs
Boise remains on the precipice of the top half by virtue of a win over the Lincoln Rattlesnakes, handily scoring the most points of the week (31) while ensuring that the snake bites they endured (17) were not fatal. Spencer Jordan spread the love out to most all of his receivers, and had 2 touchdowns on the day to mirror running back Fox Highwind's two. The game would have been a 20-point runaway had Matt Iorio connected on all three of (instead of just one) his field goal attempts, but with the offense firing on all cylinders like they were, it can be overlooked. Boise travels to Annapolis later today to try and disrupt their navigational skills.
Madison Lynx
The Lynx move up in standings but stay put in rankings after their 10-17 win over the visiting Birmingham Fuel - more than likely due to some sloppy protection of their quarterback, Derrick Majors. Five sacks and 2 interceptions and still eking out the win; might not be the prettiest way, but a win is a win. Defensively the Lynx look to tighten up, with three less sacks than their opponents. Madison hopes to improve their 2-2 record and move into the top half of teams with a win at the Albuquerque Atoms later today.
Lincoln Rattlesnakes
(▲ 2)
Rattlesnake, rattlesnake, rattlesnake, rattles me!... right up the Power Rankings, even with a loss to Boise! While their air attack put up 81 more yards than the Mud Dogs, Lincoln only made it across Hollywood Boulevard twice - once with a Luther Gond rush, and once on a Dynasty-to-Moss touchdown pass. KT Horrell and Eric Gugger were able to nab an interception each, however, suggesting bright things in the future for this 1-3 team. Lincoln will do its best to rally the troops against the seemingly-unstoppable Ottawa Cavalry later today.
San Jose Flight
In Week 4, the San Jose Flight were forced to fly away without the victory after their game against Albuquerque. Quarterback Ace French completed 30 passes out of the 51 he threw, leaving him with a completion rate of about 58%, with a total of 261 yards. On defense, linebacker Devin King showed he came to play with 10 tackles, and 3 assisted tackles. San Jose will travel to Birmingham to play the Fuel in Week 5.
Birmingham Fuel
(▼ 2)
Birmingham took on the Madison Lynx last week, taking home a tough 17-10 loss. Offensively, wide receiver Riley Quintero was making big plays. Quintero had 3 receptions for a total of 72 yards. On the other side of the ball, linebacker David Horrell proved he came to play with 6 tackles, and 4 assisted tackles as well. The Fuel will host the San Jose Flight in Week 5.