It is championship week, and I have decided to write about each championship game from both leagues. This week it is the blue championship between No Fly Zone and Drip Squad. I will be writing my review for this game tomorrow for my weekly Tuesday article. The green championship game will be played next week Monday between the Celtics and Hellagoods. The game was pushed back a week due to most players being away for a tournament in Florida. It should end up as a very memorable championship game for our top league.
Hellagoods finished the regular season with a good amount of impressive wins, but they were only able to post a 4-2 record. The team that handed them the two losses was none other than the Celtics. In two games against the Celtics this season, Hellagoods managed just 13 combined points. The Celtics defense was other-worldly this season. They had just 93 points scored against them in seven games which is almost 50 points less than the next best defensive team. They have talent all across their defense. Coming after the quarterback, they have the league leader in sacks, Tim Rosati, who missed two games during the season and still managed to clear the second place sack leader by three total sacks. Then there is their lockdown secondary. They have the league MVP Juice Harris at one corner, and the league leader in interceptions Daryl Rose on the other side. With ten interceptions between them it will be a very tough task for Mike Ford and co. from Hellagoods to overcome. The matchup of the game is going to have to be the secondary of Celtics against the receivers of Hellagoods. While Celtics clearly have the best defense in the league, an argument could be made in favor of Hellagoods having the best offense in the league. Every one of their receivers is capable of making big plays. They have the TD leader from this season Dean Thompson, as well as the TD leader from last season Noah Huard. Derek McGee and Eric Flynn round out the receiving core, and both are by far more than formidable. However, I see Mike Ford having the biggest outcome of the game. If he can stay turnover-free Hellagoods can get a big win. In the past two sessions Hellagoods is 5-0 when Ford has no interceptions. This might be the best stat I have found between these two teams, and the possible impact it will have on the outcome.
The Celtics QB situation is still up in question on who will be playing for them. In six games this season, the Celtics have used five different quarterbacks. Robert Malave had the best game out of all the five when he threw for three touchdowns and just two incompletions in their week 7 win against No Limit. However, Darmel had a fantastic game against Hellagoods when the teams met in week six. Malave is also very productive from the receiving position so my bets are on Darmel getting the nod at quarterback for the championship game. It should be a higher scoring game then their two games during the regular season, but I still believe the Celtics defense will be too much for Ford and Hellagoods.