AFI recap covers great weekend of regular season, playoff and championship games

It was another busy weekend of football at Europe with 16 matches on the schedule.

the European Football League enjoyed its second weekend of the 2021 inaugural season while Central European Football League title match took place. In addition, The Finnish Maple League, the Swiss National League A, the Danish National League, the German Football League, Polish Football League and Swedish Superseries were all in action.

Behind 138 rushing yards by Jake Mayon, the Potsdam Royals moved to 3-0 with a 31-7 win over GFL North rivals Cologne Crocodiles to remain the only undefeated team in the division.

Despite having to rely on their third quarterback for most of the game, the Søllerød Gold Diggers took control early and never let go, beating the Triangle Razorbacks a convincing 24-10 in the Danish National League action.

The Berlin Rebels struggled harder than expected against the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes, without a win, but managed to pull away with a late touchdown to eventually win 28-14.

The Carlstad Crusaders found themselves twice in the final game of the regular season with the Örebro Black Knights, but scored two unanswered touchdowns late in the game to claim a 34-27 victory. However, despite the loss, the Black Knights finished the season in first place for the first time in their history.

The Dresden Monarchs produced the biggest upset of the week in the German Football League when they knocked out defending German champions (2019) Braunschweig New Yorker Lions 35-27. It was the Lions’ first loss since 2018.

The Calanda Broncos looked just as dominant in Switzerland as they have ever been with a 31-6 victory over the Winterthur Warriors.

The Allgäu Comets secured their second consecutive win by beating the Munich Cowboys 20-17 in the German Football League South Division. The Comets trailed for most of the game but scored the game-winning touchdown with just over a minute left in the game.

In ELF action, the Frankfurt Galaxy took a 27-0 half-time lead over the Stuttgart Surge and then secured a 42-20 win, improving their record to 1-1.

In the only Saturday ELF game of the weekend, Poland’s Wroclaw Panthers proved they were for real by handing the Leipzig Kings a 54-28 defeat. It was the Panthers’ second straight win after a 55-29 loss to Berlin last week.

Cologne Centurions running back Madre London rushed for 352 yards and four touchdowns as he led his side to a 40-12 victory over the Barcelona Dragons as the European Soccer League completed its second weekend. end of game.

The Stockholm Mean Machines ended the regular season in Swedish Superserien by beating the Uppsala 86ers 43-0, earning a semi-final date against the Carlstad Crusaders.

The Tychy Falcons, still without starting quarterback Gabriel Losada, managed to defeat the Krakow Kings in the Polish Football League Wild Card Round 21-7 and advance to the PFL semi-finals.

The Seinäjoki Crocodiles started their season in the Finnish Maple League with an impressive 33-0 shutout against last year’s semi-finalists, the Wasa Royals. Crocodiles running back Christian Powell led the way as he rushed for 156 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Stuttgart Scorpions won their first game of the German Football League season with a 55-20 thrashing against ill-fated Univers Frankfurt.

In perhaps the best game of the weekend in Europe, Germany’s Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns scored the game-winning touchdown with 12 seconds left after an 11.85-yard play, to defeat the Swarco Raiders 22-16 in Innsbruck, Austria to capture the Central European Football League crown.

In the other stinging finish of the weekend, Silesia Rebels Katowice scored the game-winning touchdown with seconds remaining to defeat the Warsaw Mets 26-21 in Warsaw and advance to the Polish League semi-finals of soccer.

The Saarland Hurricanes scored 28 points in the fourth quarter to defeat Ravensburg Razorbacks 38-31 in the German Football League South to move to 3-1 in the standings.

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