KFL Preseason Rankings 9-16
We continue our preseason rankings with 9-16.
At #16 we have the Main-E-Yaks Representing the state of Maine, the Yaks will be looking to build on their early success from last season, only to falter late. They have a solid group of well travelled anglers on their roster and will be aiming for a spot in the playoffs against the tough Northeast Division. Roster includes
At #15, we have the Natural State Eagles, representing the state of Arkansas. The Eagles have a reputation for being tough competitors and will be looking to copy on their 3-1 record from last season. They came into the league halfway through, and had a very impressive run, just missing the playoffs by the last game loss to Alabama at Guntersville. Roster includes.
The Palmetto Punishers come in at #14 in the preseason rankings. Hailing from the state of South Carolina, the Punishers have a strong-willed leader in Barry Davis and will be looking to build on their success from late last season. With a solid core of experienced anglers, the Punishers could be a dark horse team to win the Southeast Division. Roster is
The Rhode Island Rebels sit at #13 in the preseason rankings. Representing the smallest state in the country, the Rebels have grit. The team that has more heartbreaking last minute losses than any team we've seen in sports. They have a diverse of anglers on their roster and will be aiming for a spot in the playoffs, question is can they do it with the loss of Greg Kras and Justin Lacasse. We'll see.
The Washington Warhawks come in at #12 in the preseason rankings. Hailing Northern Virginia, the Warhawks have added to their playoff bound roster from last season. With a solid mix of river, shallow water, and deep water reservoir anglers, the Warhawks could be a team to watch out for this season. Additions of Jon Mehus, James Quinn and Olivier Geyer will bring strength to make a run. Roster includes
Sitting at #11 in the preseason rankings are the Syracuse Swarm, representing the state of New York. The Swarm a new team to the KFL however not new anglers competing with the KFL. These guys know how these league is played. Adding Rich Biggie, getting to fish in his home state again, will bring a dynamic of attitude and backing it up. They are fishing out of Cayuga, some say the greatest lake in US to fish. Should be fun seeing these guys grind the season. Roster includes..
Pete Van Dien
The Virginia Reapers come in at #10 in the preseason rankings. Representing the Old Dominion state, the Reapers a surprise contender last year. They won the KFL East Division last year, made it to the Final Four and cashed. They were very impressive on road wins and with the additions of Tyler Bumgarner and Sean Boorsma, they have a great chance of repeating. Roster Includes..
At #9, we have the Connecticut Renegades, hailing from the northeastern state of Connecticut. The Renegades last year were a surprise disappointment. They have revamped their roster with well known and experienced anglers and will be looking to make a push for the playoffs in the tough Atlantic Division. Player of note is Ryan Nye, absolutely crushed it in National Trails the last two years, but like we have seen, that doesn't necessarily convert into a team winning formula. They do have the respect with a #9 ranking going into the season. Roster includes,
Bryan " The Big Dawg" Baxter
Tony " Two Rods" Campbell
Rick " The Stick" Marks Jr.
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