Italy: Final stats offer no surprises as Milano Seamen top 2 categories

The Italian Football League regular season wound up last weekend, so AFI presents the final regular-season stats leaders in the key offensive categories of passing, rushing, receiving and tackles.

Of the nine teams in the IFL, the Firenze Guelfi led the way with four players on our lists. Behind them with three each were the Ancona Dolphins and Lazio Ducks. The Milano Seamen, Parma Panthers, Modena Vipers, Bologna Warriors and Milano Rhinos all had two representatives spread among the four categories. The only team without a player on the lists was the Verona Mastini.


As he has for many years, 1uarterback for the league-best Milano Seamen, Luke Zahradka, led the IFL in passing with 2.427 yards and 35 (!) TDs. A distant second was Ancona Dolphins Colin De Galbo with his 1,427 yards and 13 TDs. Calvin Stitt of the Lazio Ducks wound up third with 1,299 yards and 15 scores while Parma Panthers Brook Bolles threw for 1,261 yards, good for fourth. The fifth place passer was Danny Vanatsky of the Modena Vipers who threw for 1,181 yards.


Firenze Guelfi QB Andrea Fimiani set a new standard for quarterbacks this season rushing for 951 yards and 11 TDs, to lead the entire league. Shakif Seymour of the Bologna Warriors was a monster running out of the wildcat and rushed for 757 yards winding up second. In third was another Firenze standout, Jared Gerbino who had 727 yards while teammate Ahmaad Tanner took fourth with 625 yards. Ancona QB Colin Di Galbo wound up fifth with 323 yards.


The IFL’s top receiver in the regular season was Milano Seamen’s Markell Castle who accounted for almost half of the receiving yardage with his 1,073 yards while his 17 TDs far and away topped the league. Second place went to Lazio Ducks TE Ryan Curtiss who had 654 yards while Jared Gerbino of Firenze was third. A pair of Milano Rhinos, Simone Boni (375 yds) and Brown Escobar 373 yds) were fourth and fifth.


The leading tackler in Italy this season, Dauson Dales of the Parma Panthers, recorded 62.5 tackles, but was also his team’s second leading rusher with 246 yards. Dillon Sherman of the Ancona Dolphins was second with 54.5 while Tim Russel of the Lazio Ducks was third with 53.5. Bologna Warriors LB Tiberius Calbucci also had 53.5 while Andrew Bernardini of the Modena Vipers wound up fifth with 37.5.

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