The SEC defences are notoriously stingy and have the knack for creating a large number of turnovers. After one week of action, here’s how the defensive leaderboard looks;
1. Kenny Bello, London Rebels – 26 Points
We’re tempted to call the race after one week, as Kenny went off on the SEC Central in week one. A ridiculous 5 interceptions in three games, including taking three to the end zone for a TD, and another for a 2 point XP return, gives Kenny a commanding lead early on.
2. Tim Eaton, London Rebels – 15 Points
Another Rebel enters our countdown, as Tim himself grabbed three interceptions and two defensive touchdowns in week one. The Rebels have excellent continuity, with each member of their defence being able to rely on one another, making life difficult for their opposition. We’ll see if Tim can catch up to Kenny as the season progresses.
3. Reiss Muckley, West Essex Showboats – 12 Points
Reiss has the unique distinction of doing all of his damage from a blitzing position. With a ridiculous 10 sacks in week one, including a safety, Reiss showed he will be a consistent presence on our leaderboard.
T-4. Five Players, Various – 8 Points
Bobby Centlivre (Baker Street Buttonhookers), Richard Cooling (London Rebels), Mark Streather (Victoria Park Panthers), Jean-Noel Lam (London Rebels) and Josh Nicholson (Baker Street Buttonhookers) all grabbed themselves two interceptions and an TD each for their respective teams in week one.
T-5. Jon Onyon, Ware Wolves and Lloyd Cheesman, Chichester Sharks – 7 Points
Jon and Lloyd each picked up a defensive score after an interception. Jon could be a dark horse for this award as the Wolves have been involved in a number of high scoring affairs so far, while Lloyd leads the SEC South defenders after one week. Each SEC South team only played two games each, so their opportunities were limited.