German Football League playoff stats leaders offer some surprises

With the 2017 German Football League semifinals loom this weekend, let’s take a look at the top individual performers from the quarterfinal round which saw the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns beat the Berlin Rebels 31-24, the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions defeat the Ingolstadt Dukes 47-6, the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes down the Marburg Mercenaries 28-14 and the Frankfurt Universe get past the Dresden Monarchs 26-16.

Passing

The passing yardage leader during the regular season, Schwäbisch Hall QB Marco Ehrenfried led all eight quarterfinal teams throwing for 318 yards and 3 TDs in a 31-24 win over the Berlin Rebels. Marburg Mercenaries QB Chad Jeffries threw for 280 yards in a losing effort. Marburg lost to the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes 28-14. Casey Therriault completed almost 70% of his passes throwing for 263 yards in helping the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions beat the Ingolstadt Dukes handily 47-6. And the Dukes Rick Webster had an off game throwing for 166 yards in the loss to the Lions.

Receiving

Although Marburg Mercenaries wide receiver Andrecus Lindley had an outstanding day, catching 10 passes for 127 yards, his team still lost to the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes 28-14. New Yorker Lions receiver Nathaniel Morris continued to prove his value with 119 yards receiving on seven catches in a lopsided win over the Ingolstadt Dukes. Both Schwäbisch Hall receivers, Nate Robitaille (104 yards) and Tyler Rutenbeck (96 yards) were the recipients of Marco Ehrenfried’s pinpoint passes as the Unicorns downed the Berlin Rebels 31-24.

Rushing

New Yorker Lions veteran RB David McCants led all rushers in the German Football League quarterfinals carrying the ball 16 times for 142 yards and a touchdown in an easy 47-6 win over the Ingolstadt Dukes.Then the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes Chris McClendon (131 yards) and Xavier Mitchell (105 yards) helped their team to a 28-14 victory over the Marburg Mercenaries. Frankfurt QB Jaleel Awini was tough to corral as he rushed for 128 yards in helping the Universe beat Dresden 26-16.

Tackles

The league’s leading tackler during the regular season, Marburg LB Michael Taylor continued the same way in the quarterfinals with 11 total tackles in the loss to Kiel Baltic Hurricanes. Dresden Monarchs S William James from Sweden had a busy afternoon against the Frankfurt Universe recording 10 tackles. His teammate LB Marc Millan was right behind him with 9 tackles. Berlin Rebels DB Jamaal White led his team with 8 tackles in the loss to the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns.

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