Power Rankings

Week 9 SFL Power Rankings

Record:  7-1 (1st in East)

Week 8 Result:  23-20 win over Tallahassee

Rank Change:  –

Week 9 Opponent: Queen City

 

The Queen City Corsairs traveled south to the warmer climes of the Carolinas this week and things couldn’t have gone better for the former champions. Their running back, Kyle Walsh, is now leading the league in yards and quarterback AJ Caswell had an interception-free game. The Corsairs defense, with standouts Michael Spurgeon and Greg Morrison, held the Skyhawks to a single touchdown per quarter, while the Queen City offense continually added points to the board. Queen City returns home to prepare for Week 8’s Game of the Week Tuesday night against the only team they’ve fallen to, the Tallahassee Pride. After Tallahassee’s loss last week, this matchup is shaping up to be one of the best of the season.    -OrbDad

Record:  7-1 (1st in West)

Week 8 Result: 45-38 loss to Dallas

Rank Change:  –

Week 9 Opponent: Vancouver

Record:  6-2 (2nd in East)

Week 8 Result:  26-10 win over St. Louis

Rank Change:  +2

Week 9 Opponent: Tallahassee

 

Record:  5-3 (Tied 2nd in West)

Week 8 Result:  31-27 loss to Vancouver

Rank Change:  -1

Week 9 Opponent: San Antonio

 

 

Record:  5-3 (Tied 3rd in East)

Week 8 Result:  23-20 loss to Queen City

Rank Change:  -1

Week 9 Opponent: Atlanta

 

Record:  5-3 (Tied 3rd in East)

Week 8 Result:  56-48 win over Cleveland

Rank Change:  +1

Week 9 Opponent: Baltimore

Record:  5-3 (Tied 3rd in East)

Week 8 Result:  24-22 win over Carolina

Rank Change:  +1

Week 9 Opponent:  Chicago

Record:  5-3 (Tied 2nd in West)

Week 8 Result:  34-31 loss to Oklahoma City

Rank Change:  -2

Week 9 Opponent: Dallas

 

Record:  4-4  (Tied 4th in West)

Week 8 Result:  31-27 win over Alaska

Rank Change:  –

Week 9 Opponent: Mexico City

 

Record:  4-4 (Tied 4th in West)

Week 8 Result:  45-38 win over Mexico City

Rank Change:  +1

Week 9 Opponent: Houston

Record:  4-4 (Tied 4th in West)

Week 8 Result:  40-14 win over San Antonio

Rank Change:  +1

Week 9 Opponent: Oklahoma City

 

 

Record:  3-5 (6th in East)

Week 8 Result: 56-48 loss to Chicago

Rank Change:  -2

Week 9 Opponent: Queen City

 

Record:  3-5 (7th in West)

Week 8 Result:  34-31 win over Houston

Rank Change:  -1

Week 9 Opponent: Sioux Falls

Record:  1-7  (Last in West)

Week 8 Result:  40-14 loss to Sioux Falls

Rank Change:  -1

Week 9 Opponent: Alaska

Record:  1-7 (Tied last in East)

Week 8 Result:  24-22 loss to Baltimore

Rank Change:  –

Week 9 Opponent: St. Louis

 

It was another case of “close, but no cigar” in Week 8 for the Skyhawks as Carolina lost 24-22 to Baltimore last Sunday. The Skyhawks stayed within striking distance throughout the game, but could not get over the hump of drawing even with the Crabs. That came to a head as Johnny English ripped off a touchdown run on the final play of regulation to draw within a two-point conversion of tying the game. Unfortunately, the Crabs’ defense pinched down in the middle on the two-point run from the Skyhawks as Carolina fell for the seventh time this season.  Offensively, Mark Biddix continued his strong season as he was 34 for 51 for 339 yards and an interception. He’s still third in the SFL in passing yards at 2,609. Shaun Harrelson is fifth in the SFL in receiving yards for the season (915) and had nine catches for 129 yards for the Skyhawks. Johnny English had 159 all-purpose yards with 81 yards on the ground and 78 more through the air, in addition to two rushing touchdowns.  Defensively, the Skyhawks had an improved game, allowing just 318 total yards, but 17 first downs and five out of eight on third down. Blake Herman led the secondary with eight tackles while new strong safety David Yanez had five tackles and an interception. Sonzo Robinson had his typical strong game as the third-leading rusher in the SFL (1,371 yards) had 177 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries.  Carolina (1-7) plays at St. Louis (0-8) for Week 9 action.   -ReedyG3

Record:  0-8 (Last in East)

Week 8 Result:  26-10 loss to Atlanta

Rank Change:  –

Week 9 Opponent: Carolina