The Keystone Longfellows outlasted the Boston Wildcats in the highest-scoring Fantasy Bowl in league history, grabbing the league championship with a 91-78 win. RB Marshall Faulk was the undisputed playoff MVP for the Longfellows, following up last week’s 34-point performance with 32 points this week. Faulk saved his best two weeks for the playoffs and, in the process, defeated the two fantasy teams (BOS and NYG) that previously owned him. Keystone also saw WRs Darrell Jackson (20) and Plaxico Burress (17) post their highest scores of the season.
For the Boston Wildcats, let the comparisons to the Buffalo Bills begin. BOS is the first team in league history to appear in 3 consecutive Fantasy Bowls and also holds the unenviable distinction of being the first team to lose 3 consecutive Fantasy Bowls. The Wildcats were also hampered by the Patriot’s bye-week, losing starting RB Antowain Smith who has been averaging 14 points per week over the past 5 weeks.
“If someone told me beforehand the Wildcats would score 78 points, I would have been thrilled” Boston owner Ron Yeany said. “My team had an awesome game, and Keystone had an even better game. No disappointment here. My congratulations to Terry Muth. It will be nice to see a new name on the trophy.”
Third Place Game
Graynbald Mud defeated the New York Griffins 30-15 to capture a third-place finish in the playoffs. RB Priest Holmes provided the bulk of GBM’s points. Holmes has scored 83 points in the past 6 weeks and is the 4th-highest scoring overall player in the league this year. The once-formidable NYG receiving corps managed only 2 points on the weekend.
Big Oregon Bang easily dispatched last year’s champion Syracuse Blizzard by a 63-12 score. WR David Boston lead the Big Bang with 20 points. Boston has scored in all but 2 weeks this season and has 134 points on the year, making him the 4th-highest scoring WR in the league.
The Boston Wildcats repeat as points champions, finishing the year with 1102 points, 181 points ahead of second-place Oregon. The Miami Muffdivers take the consolation points prize (top points of non-playoff teams) with 793.