Code Blue, of the Rec-C divison, have been LIGHTS OUT through nine weeks. They have dominated opponents and taken out some of the best competition in the division with ease. In their four games against current top seven ranked teams, they are 4-0, with an average margin of victory of 26.3. They have dismantled teams week-in and week-out. They are led by a stellar defense and an explosive offense that can light up the scoreboard in a blink of an eye.
They are led by veteran quarterback, Chase Stevenson, who is in his 9th AFFL season and 6th with Code Blue. Stevenson is having an MVP-type season, ranking 3rd in passing efficiency (61.4%), 3rd in passer rating (204), 3rd in completions (127), 3rd in passing yards (1849), and 1st in passing touchdowns (45). His gaudy stats are eye-popping and have added to the dominance of Code Blue. His go to target, Drew Fitzgerald, has caught 15 touchdowns and 7 1-point converts, through nine weeks of play.
Meanwhile, on the defensive side of the ball, Code Blue is giving up just 14.7 points per game. The next closest defense in the division stands at 22.2 points per game. With a defense that is almost a full possession better than the competition, it has been easy for Code Blue to maintain leads. Their defense is led by ballhawk, Beaumont Sinclair, who has 8 interceptions on the year. which is just one more than his teammate, Chad Siedel. On the ground, Drew Davidson is the field general, totalling 25 tackles, which puts him at 4th in the division.
Both sides of the ball is filled with studs, but it's Code Blue's composure that is the root of their success. After being tied at 12 in week 8 against the Cobras, Code Blue was in a tough spot. Their offense was stalling, they carried just six players, and were lacking the big play. Their backup quarterback David Kopperud had just thrown a pick-six to tie the game and was struggling to find his receivers. Coming out of the break, Kopperud showed no signs of struggle as he hooked up Drew Fitzgerald for the lead and Sinclair for the insurance. If there was ever a game to get these guys, this was it. Not only was it a squandered opportunity by the Cobras, but this game may have been the season-defining win that Code Blue needed. If they could come out of this game winning by two scores, it's hard to imagine them falling to any future opponents.
However, this is the AFFL, anything can happen, and the biggest game of the Rec-C season is coming in week 11, when the #2 Hilltops Alumni will matchup with #1 Code Blue. It's a possible finals preview and a game of heavyweights. The Hilltops Alumni will look to snake the top playoff seed, while Code Blue will likely look to extend their undefeated season.