MLF Elite Spring 2022 Teams Preview:

  1. DC Woodland Tigers: Coming off back-to-back championships the Tigers have one goal in mind. Prove last Spring championship was not an administrative gift. They are fully loaded with arguably the best QB in the league at the helm. Will they remove the Asterisk to cement them as the best team in the DMV or is this run short lived?
  2. VA Cyclones: Championship or bust! Cyclone's tout one of the best defensive units in the league if not the region. Their issues are at QB and scoring?points against top five opponents consistently. Some recent recruits have the Cyclones thinking that those problems have been corrected. We will find out week one as they face the DC Woodland Tigers in a rematch of last year's championship game.
  3. DMV Knights: Last year this team was abruptly and unjustly removed from play-off contention, robbing them of an opportunity for a 5th league title. In 2022 the Knights have vowed to show the football world they are still the best Spring team in the country. However, with so many changes on offense to include a new QB, do they possess the firepower to keep pace with the DC Woodland Tigers in 2022.
  4. FC County Tigers: The Franklin County Tigers are a dangerous team and will challenge the top three teams all season. They do not do anything great, but they play to their strengths and have talent at every level. They are a dynamic QB away from being the best team in the league in 2022. Either way this is a play-off team that is favored to win their division.
  5. NOVA Rampage: The NOVA Rampage are a brand new team with the foundation of a 20-year organization. Taking the place of last year AFA Champion VA Mutiny, HC Jason Rock is putting in the work to be a top contender in 2022. However, not all players and staff from the VA Mutiny joined Coach Rock and the Rampage in the new movement. Have those pieces been replaced or do the Rampage need to go back to the drawing board.
  6. Baltimore Lightning: Is it all hype or is it substance? Coach Will Hanna has been making moves to attract some of the best young talented players in Baltimore. However, most just see it as hype and want to see the Lightning have a winning season. This is year three for the Lightning and its success or bust in 2022. Make no mistake the pressure is on Coach Will Hanna and the Baltimore Lightning.
  7. Baltimore Phantom: This proud Baltimore squad has always been about to compete. In 2014 they won the AFA Championship and played in several other championship games in following years. Now, they are looking to reclaim their past glory and reload for this 2022 run. Coach Emanuel Glover has retooled his spread offense and is eager to see if the MLF Spring Elite best can match the Phantom point for point.
  8. VA Royals: Coach Anthony Adebayo is either putting together a sleeper top team or a complete bust. The Royals are out of Richmond, VA where it is hostile amongst the Semi-Pro organization in the city. So far it seems like the VA Royals have the full support of the top players and coaches. Does Coach Adebayo have what it takes to compete for a championship in 2022 or will it take him sometime to build it.
  9. Maryland Sharks: The Maryland Sharks have the young talent in the league. We all know how the teams young go, if they stay together, they will eventually become dangerous. However, if they lose focus, they will have a tough season in 2022. I think this team will sneak into the play-offs on a late season push after some early close losses.
  10. Cecil County Chaos: In recent years, the Chaos have shown tons of improvement since their inaugural season in 2017. To include an appearance at the last Springs National Bowl Series. However, internal changes have caused this organization to lose talent, both players and coaches. Not to mention their last league game put them out of the play-offs unjustly. It's going to take them some time to rebound but the Chaos ducks do wreck and will compete every game.