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By Bryant Dynasty, Jack Brown, Jeff Gagne, Ethan Kye, Jett Zero, Joey Schwindt and Matthew Slinn – Images by JR Loveless

Rank
Team
Record
(Movement)
Recap

1

Sioux Falls Sparrows
2-0
(1)
Sioux Falls had a lot of momentum coming into this week with the very dominant (37-7) win against the Fleet last week in Portland. They kept this momentum going with a (35-14) win against the Swarm in a Season 14 SFL Championship rematch. This huge win puts the Sparrows on top of the Power Rankings after week 2. Julian Tyree did a great job for the Sparrows completing 12 of 14 pass attempts for a total of 106 yards passing. Colin Hart also led the way for the Sioux Falls offense rushing for 191 yards on 20 attempts, picking up 3 touchdowns on the way.

2

Jacksonville Kings
2-0
(1)
Winning the Battle for the I-95, with a score of 27-7, has given Jacksonville the bragging rights as the SFL's superior Sunshine State squad. Jared Willis rumbled for 131 yards on 27 totes to provide a balanced offensive look. Defensive Player of the Week Hunter Norwood made a home for himself in the Storm backfield with 5 sacks and 7 total tackles. The Kings will look to give AJ Caswell and the Corsairs just as many headaches heading into next weeks match-up in Queen City.

3

Atlanta Swarm
1-1
(2)
Everything looked like smooth sailing for the defending champs after week one. However, this week, they were reminded of the fact they do have a rookie QB and with that will come some growing pains against elite defenses. Dynasty left the game with a lot of yards but they couldn’t punch it in early and often for the offense. In a game that saw Hart run wild on the Swarm, many are questioning “where is BDG” in the ATL rushing attack? Little question ATL ability to turn it around. However, things won’t get any easier on the rookie and the team as the head to Denver this week.
4
Baltimore Vultures
1-1
(-)
Baltimore moves up in the power rankings with a win over the Charleston Predators. It was a great game to watch as Charleston would hold the Vultures to zero points in the first quarter but then Mike Dazzo would warm up and help lead the Vultures to a victory over the Predators throwing 4 touchdowns 0 interceptions and connecting for 39 of 50 completions for 366 yards and then to top it off T-Roy Gaines would get 22 carries 1 touchdown and rush for 164 yards ensuring a close but victorious game for the Vultures.
5
Denver Nightwings
2-0
(-)
Well, that was most certainly a close one for the Nightwings. After soaring over their arch rivals at home, they hit the road to take on a Portland tram that, to say the least, didn’t have a good opening act to their franchise. The Nightwings held off the northwest naval crew for a one point victory. But it’s not to say there were zero errors throughout this adventure. Well, three of them mainly stick out. Those coming in the form of interceptions from QB Josh Miller. Two thrown to Corner Chris Stach with one going for six. While another one was thrown to Derrick Majors... who returned it for six. Without those two touchdowns from Denver’s loose gun, the game would end 25-10. A much more convincing win for Denver who in the stats, had a much better game. Outgaining Portland on offense by nearly double. Putting up 417 on total offense, with 334 yards through the air and 83 on the ground while Portland only had 212 total yards. Outside of those three major mistakes, Denver actually didn’t have that bad of a game. However if they want to keep being competitive week on week with the big boys, they need to limit those sorts of errors. Denver isn’t bad, but they need to right the ship before taking on the defending champions hungry to get back to their winning ways.
6
Vancouver Legion
1-1
(2)
Vancouver was facing a lot of familiar faces when they hosted Lone Star. One new face they were up against was rookie QB Ace Fenech who they held to a 33 QBR rating. S Drew Hamilton continued his tackle gathering quest and we saw WR Pratchard go over 200 yards with 2 TDs. The veteran team showed they were not going to be beat by a rookie at home, and pulled away in week two. The reeling Florida Storm come to down, and you have to feel momentum is on the side of Vancouver in the match up right now.
7
Louisiana Revolution
2-0
(3)
The Revolution kick off season 15 at 2-0 after picking up a close (31-28) win against the London Knights in week 2. The win came after Louisiana somehow came up with the ball on a onside kick that went flying in the air. This puts the Revolution in the top 10 in the rankings after week 2 and it will be interesting to see if they can stay there. Jonny Pichler had an impressive performance throwing for 270 yards and 2 touchdowns on 28 attempts. Chuck Diesel led the way for Louisiana on defense with 12 tackles and 5 assists.
8
Fort Worth Toros

1-1
(9)
Fort Worth and Jason "Thrilliams" Williams played their first home opener and shined bright. Going off for 108 yards rushing with 3 TDs would be a great outing but Williams added a little more flavor with 104 recieving via 12 catches. The stingy Toros defensive secondary pulled in 3 interceptions and will look to add to that total as they welcome Ashley Jackson and the Scorpions to town this week.
9
Queen City Corsairs
1-1
(3)
With the history that QQC has, the league had to be a little surprised to see them fall to the new Toros team. However, the coaches were quiet familiar with one and other in this game. They fell victim to the player of the week RB Jason Williams who had 200 combined yards and 3 TDs. Meanwhile they struggled to get their own running game going. On the plus DE Jeff Duffy had a great game with 3 sacks for the team. The question we have to ask, is the coaching staff in QCC going to be able to right the ship quickly? QQC will have to overcome this shocking loss quickly, as they host the red-hot Kings this week.
10
Mexico City Aztecs
1-1
(3)
Mexico City Aztecs took a demanding leading against St. Louis in the first half of the game and held on to all the way up to the 4th quarter. Phoenix Jones would run away with 11 carries for 60 yards and 1 rushing touchdown, but the big play maker would be the Bronze Bomber. Matt Willson would pass for an astounding 489 yards 3 touchdowns and have 37 completions of the 47 thrown. Willson would throw 2 interceptions in that game with one being the fatal blow that would lose them the game. The player that would strike this fatal blow would be none other that Head Coach/Cornerback Drew Really who would get a interception and run it back 79 yards for a touchdown. Look for the Aztecs to rebound from this tough game and move back up the rankings in the following weeks.
11
Chicago Wildcats
1-1
(4)
After a decent but not spectacular performance in Mexico City, giving Chicago a 13 point L to start the season. The Wildcats looked to turn their home opener into their winning opener too against the Tulsa Desperados. Who were coming off a win at home against London. Fortunately for the Windy City boys the cards were in their favor winning by 10 after a late surge in the fourth quarter to win. The Wildcats has a wildly good day on offense, especially with running the ball. While the passing yards were equal (242) the rushing yards were well in Chicago’s favor. Putting up nearly quadruple the amount of rushing yards as Tulsa. While on top of all that getting a rushing TD while Tulsa simply didn’t. The other major upswing from them being the fact that Chicago was able to take the ball away from the Desperados. Picking off Deacon Nickens three times while ET King only threw a single pick. On the whole, especially once the fourth quarter came in, everything was settled and Chicago was in control, not a bad overall performance and certainly something to build off of. Continuing their home stand next week with a showdown against St. Louis fresh off of beating the very team Chicago lost to. Odds should be in their favor, but Chicago has gotta work for it.
12
Lone Star Glory
1-1
(3)
Talk about a week getting away from you. Lone Star had a tough task heading into Vancouver, and early it looked like they were up to the task. However young QB Ace Fenech really struggled, and the game ended up being much more lopsided than Lone Star would have hoped. The team really seems to be defensively heavy right now, and needs to seem more out of their offense. Rookie TE Adam Williams had a big week with 100+ and a TD which is something to build on. A key for this team will be the running game to take pressure of Ace. They were heavily critiqued for not taking a RB early in the draft, as it stands now Ike McBride is average 59 yards a game and .5 TDs a game. Lone Star will ride into Houston this week for one of the many battles for Texas we will see in the league.
13
Las Vegas Fury
1-1
(5)
 The Fury had a real nice turnaround performance this week against the Carolina Skyhawks. Coming off of a blowout loss against the Nightwings, the Fury beat the Skyhawks in a final score of (44-27). This win boosted up the Fury in the rankings. Tom Ramen had a stellar game throwing for 313 yards and 4 touchdowns, with a QBR rating of 118.3. Mason Kirby was one of Ramen's biggest targets with 9 receptions for 103 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Tom Ramen Jr. Led the way with for the Fury with 10 tackles, 2 assists and a pat down.
14
Carolina Skyhawks
1-1
(3)
Carolina and QB Sully Richardson could not make up for their costly mistakes against a resurgent Las Vegas team on the road. Sully's 287 passing yards with 2 TDs were held back by 4 interceptions and a stymied rushing attack from RB Logan Jack. The Skyhawks will need to make adjustments as they head back home to face their hated rivals, the Baltimore Vultures, to cap off Week 3.
15
Arizona Scorpions
1-1
(5)
Cliff Allen, welcome to the big leagues! The Arizona rookie K knocked in 18 points for the Scorpions this week. Paired with that we saw a very efficient week out of QB Ashley Jackson with a strong 112+ QBR rating. DJ Moses II pounded the rock for almost 300 yards. Pairing this kind of work with the strong defense that the Scorpions tout each year could put the team on the map. A few more weeks of this kind of performance on offense, AZ will be shooting up the rankings. They don’t have to travel far this week, to take on the Toros who are riding high this week after their shocking win last week.
16
Charleston Predators
0-2
(2)
The Charleston Predators proved that they have what it takes to be a play-off contender as they were able to hold their own in this battle. They would get off to a quick lead and eventually splash down with a loss to the Baltimore Vultures in a great game. It is unfortunate that they fall a little bit in the power rankings and move to 0-2 but look for T.D. Drew and Keith "Cheetah" Swearingen to bring them back up from the depths. There was nothing lack luster in the performance of theae two as Drew would pass for 336 yards 2 touchdowns zero interceptions and complete 25 of 29 passes. The Cheetah would run for 159 yards on 19 carries and have 2 rushing touchdowns. Look for this team to move up in the power rankings very soon.
17
Houston Hyenas
1-1
(5)
It’s an age old saying that week one is never a great indication of what to expect from a team on a week to week or season long basis. Houston always has been the epitome of this adage. Especially in recent seasons. Rather strong week one then tend to fall off. Wouldn’t you know it, week one the Hyenas looked rather strong against a Fort Worth team getting their bearings in the SFL. But heading into week two playing an Arizona team that looked rather weak seven days ago, should be an easy win, right? Not so fast there, Sonic. The Hyenas defense just crumbled against Arizona. Conceding over 500 total yards on offense and over 250 rushing yards from DJ Moses. Including a 69 (Nice) yard run for a TD. While allowing an uncharacteristically consistent day from Ashley Jackson. Houston’s defense made Eddie look as experienced on offense as he is on defense. Meanwhile on the Houston offense, things were okay. Not amazing, just, okay. Putting up 264 yards on offense and being able to put together a Touchdown in the second half. On the whole though, it really was an ugly day at the office for the Hyenas. Who fall to one and one after this rather embarrassing game. Now it should be obvious that the main fixes need to come from the defensive side of the ball. As the offense is serviceable as things stand. Making Arizona look like an offense powerhouse isn’t anything to act like it never happened. Now they head into week three playing the team that embarrassed the Scorpions in week one, Lone Star. Oh and something else, they got killed by Vancouver last week, so they got that extra motivation. The Hyenas need luck on their side. One can hope they have it.
18
Tulsa Desperados
1-1
(5)
Tulsa lost a tough on last week, it took everything Chicago had including two blocked punts to knock them off. The incredible start to the season for WR Gabriel manning continued, he now has almost 500 yards on the season and is 2nd in the league in receiving TDs. This doesn’t even speak to his impact on special teams where he won player of the week. Issue for the team, is outside of Manning not much is clicking for them. They are giving up a lot of sacks, the running game isn’t working and their defense is playing a lot. Tulsa is a boom or bust team, heading into a week 3 road match up with the undefeated Revolution.
19
St. Louis Gladiators
1-1
(2)
Saint Louis won a close and competitive matchup against the Mexico City Aztecs (45-37), moving them away from the bottom of the rankings. Javier Vasquez had an outstanding game for the Gladiators throwing for 413 yards getting 3 touchdowns and 0 picks with a QBR of 140.0. Ryan Owens had a big day receiving for Saint Louis with 5 receptions for 170 yards and a touchdown. Geralt Winkler lead the way for the defense with 10 tackles, a sack and 2 TFL's.
20
Florida Storm
0-2
(4)
The new look Florida Storm offense has not been pretty through the first two weeks of Season 15. Having scored only 24 combined points through 2 weeks the Storm has not been an intimidating weather front. Converted HB JW Doyle had little success with only 46 rushing yards against a disruptive Kings' defense. Rookie LB Erich Hammer will look to be very busy as the Storm veers up north to face a fierce Vancouver Legion waiting for them in Week 3.
21
London Knights
0-2
(2)
Can London catch a break this year? Another week, another heartbreaking loss at the end. They had a lot to play for after LOU QB Jonny Pichler has strong words for the franchise during the week. A team who is the tale of two halves almost made an incredible comeback versus the Revolution this week. A questionable, and failed, fake punt late in the game sealed their demise. The Revolution came out hot, steam rolling the Knights early. However, the Knights showed some fight and marched all the way back in the second half to make it a one score game. QB Angus MacLane was one outstretched dropped from WR Vin Calia (2 TDs and 100+ yards) away from making one of the great comeback ins SFL history in a game he posted a 111+ QBR. Moral victories are slowly going to become meaningless for teams as we get later into the season however, even more so if they aren’t picking up real wins. The Knights welcome another international team to London as they face the Aztecs this week.
22
Portland Fleet
0-2
(-)
Well The Fleet never left the harbor as they still sit at the bottom of the power rankings. I would have loved to have seen them move up the rankings with that impreasive game they had against the Nightwings, but it isnt so. They don't move up i belive due to 2 crucial things one they lacked the offense to really run away with that game and two being they were the only home team to not win in week. But lets touch on the positive the rookies really came out to shine as Connor Weston would be the only one to get a touchdown with the aid of Matt South at the helm, but it would be the 2 defensive rookies that really shined as both cornerbacks for the fleet would get a pick 6. Chris stach would return one for 59 yards and Derrick Majors would return one for 45 yards. Keep your heads up Portland you're on the right track.
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