Italy’s stats leaders unchanged with playoffs looming

With two games remaining in Italy’s Div. I, the offenses of the top six teams seem to be stepping it up.

A pair of receivers, Mark Simone of the Bolzano Giants and Ancona Dolphins Dylan Albertson, had monster games, against each other.

Mialno Seamen QB Luke Zahradka tops the passing yardage list for the second week in a row while Silas Nacita of the Firenze Guelfi is the leading rusher and one of the leading receivers too.

After seven weeks, the Firenze Guelfi have the most representation on the lists with four although Nacita shows up in two categories.

The Milano Seamen have three players among the top five in the three offensive categories. The Lazio Ducks, Bolzano Giants and Ancona Dolphins have two each while the Parma Panthers and Bologna Warriors have one player each. The Torino Giaguari and Bergamo Lions are the only teams without representation.


Luke Zahradka of the Milano Seamen holds onto the top spot with 1,635 yards and a league-best 25 TDs. Bolzano Giants QB Austin Gahafer remains in 2nd with 1,384 yards and 16 TDs. Lazio Ducks QB Tyler Johnson has stayed in 3rd with 1.344 yards and 15 TDs. Ancona Dolphins QB Nelson Hughes has moved up into 4th with 1,163 yards and 12 TDs. Lynx Hawthorne of the Firenze Guelfi slid down into 5th and now has 1,023 yards in six games.


Firenze Guelfi’s Silas Nacita has added to his rushing lead after six games and now has 700 yards and 12 TDs following his 112 yard game against the Bologna Warriors. James Flanders of the Warriors is really finding his stride and now has 468 yards , good for 2nd, while Parma Panthers running back Modeste Pooda  has moved up into 3rd with 402 yards. Lazio Ducks QB Tyler Johnson is right behind in 4th with 402 yards while Guelfi QB Lynx Hawhorne is entering the list in 5th with 394 yards.


Bolzano Giants WR Mark Simone has led all receivers in Italy the entire season and continues after a 172 yard outing against the Ancona Dolphins. He now has 719 yards and  a league-best 10 TDs. Ancona Dolphins WR Dylan Robertson outdid Simone’s amazing game though collecting 8 passes for 230 yards and 2 TDs in a losing effort against the Giants. He is now 2nd with 614 yards. Stefano Di Tunisi of the Milano Seamen has dropped to 3rd with his 543 yards while his teammate Xavier Mitchell is now 4th with 480 yards. Rushing leader Silas Nacita of the Guelfi remains in 5th with 407 yards.

Graphics: Igor Lazarevic

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