6. Corpus Christi Rage
New week, same old Rage. They gave up 76 points against the Georgia Firebirds in a 51-point loss on Saturday. They did set a new season high with 25 points, but it wasn’t enough to secure a victory.
5. Georgia Firebirds
The Firebirds got into the win column, forcing eight total turnovers against the Rage. They showed that they are a better team than they have shown the first few weeks. Now let’s see how they go up against Lehigh Valley, their next opponent.
4. High Country Grizzlies
Expected to be the last threat against the Jacksonville Sharks for the rest of the season, the Grizzlies didn’t play an ideal first half, being shut out through the first two quarters. Things picked up in the second half.
They were able to force a few turnovers and scored 15 points to start the third quarter. It just wasn’t enough to win the game. Still, outside of Jacksonville, they have shown to be a great team. This week just wasn’t their best week.
3. Columbus Lions
After a first few weeks where the Lions didn’t play like the team that won two titles in two years, they came alive in Week 4. They were able to come back strong against a good Lehigh Valley team and even looked like they were in position to pull off a road win.
A last second touchdown from the Steelhawks spoiled their chances at going 3-1 on the season. Still, the future looks brighter for Columbus moving forward. They do have a big challenge in two weeks in the High Country Grizzlies. Luckily, they will have a week off to prepare for them.
2. Lehigh Valley Steelhawks
We knew they were good, but last night, they also proved they were able to play clutch. They were down with seven seconds left and were able to score with two seconds left.
Warren Smith showed more of his talent in this game, throwing for five touchdown passes. The one interception he did throw wasn’t his fault, either. It was a tipped pass.
1. Jacksonville Sharks
Week after week, Jacksonville shows us why they will more likely than not go undefeated and win the NAL title on June 8 with little to no trouble at all.
For the last two weeks, they were to play the next two best teams in Lehigh Valley and High Country. They were able to beat both of them with ease.
There is now no competition for the Sharks for the next three months. They have beaten each team handily and they have played all of who are considered the better teams.