American Football International

New passing leader in Italy

Italy’s Div. I has passed the midseason point and for the first time all year there is a new passing yards leader.

Mialno Seamen QB Luke Zahradka has burst into the number one spot after an excellent passing day against the Firenze Guelfi.

Firenze Guelfi’s Silas Nacita, one of the top running backs in the German Football League for three years, has taken over top spot in the rushing category.

After four weeks, the Firenze Guelfi and Milano Seamen now have the most representation but the race is tight.

The Guelfi have three players among the top five in the three offensive categories along with Milano. The Lazio Ducks, Bolzano Giants and Bergamo Lions have two each while the Ancona Dolphins, Parma Panthers and Torino Giaguari have one player each. The Bologna Warriors is the sole team without representation.

Passing

Luke Zahradka of the Milano Seamen has leapfrogged into first place with 1,058 yards and a league-best 16 TDs after throwing for 283 yards and 4 TDs in a 34-28 win over Firenze Guelfi.  Lazio Ducks QB Tyler Johnson has  dropped down into 2nd now with 1.004 yards and 13 TDs. Bolzano Giants QB Austin Gahafer slides to 3rd with 834 yards and 11 TDs while Bergamo Lions QB Andrea Fimiani holds onto 4th with 697 yards. Mark Wright of the Torino Giaguari is still 5th with 655 yards.

Rushing

Firenze Guelfi’s Silas Nacita remains in the top spot with 458 yards rushing after four games. Bergamo’s Alexander Germany has moved up into 2nd with 310 yards and 5 TDs while Lazio Ducks RB Mike Gentili has dropped down to 3rd with 301 yards. Guelfi QB Lynx Hawthorne remains 4th and has 284 yards while Parma Panthers running back Modeste Pooda is now the 5th leading rusher with 281 yards.

Receiving

Bolzano Giants WR Mark Simone remains the receiving leader in Italy with 424 yards and a league-best 7 TDs. Stefano Di Tunisi of the Milano Seamen is still 2nd with his 341 yards while his teammate Xavier Mitchell is 3rd with 309 yards. Ancona Dolphins WR Dylan Robertson caught 6 passes for 114 yards and 1 TD in Ancona’s 18-16 win over the Bologna Warriors giving him 295 yards, good for 4th. A newcomer to the list is Giacomo Bonanno of the Firenze Guelfi who has edged into 5th with 270 yards.

Graphics: Igor Lazarevic