Portugal’s Lisboa Devils hang 96-0 score on Evora Eagles

The Lisboa Devils, back-to-back Portuguese champions, have not lost a game in Portugal in two years and it showed this past weekend as they handed to the newest team in the league, the Evora Eagles, a 96-0 drubbing they will never forget.

It was the third highest score in Portuguese American football history. The highest score was during the 2009/2010 season when the Lisbon Navigators beat the Candal King s110-0. Second place belongs to the Porto Mutts, who defeated the Algarve Sharks 101-0 during the 2011/2012 season. In both cases, there was no mercy rule allowing a running clock after a team takes a 35 or more point lead. In the Devils game, the mercy rule kicked in early.

The score at halftime was 60-0.

Devils running back Juzz “Tiny” Furtado scored four rushing touchdowns, backfield teammate William La’Prado from Brazil scored three while Frederico Ferreira and Pedro Costa added one each on the ground. QB Kyle Nolan threw touchdown passes to Pedro Flores, Bernardo Solipa and Bruno Cardoso while linebacker Gustavo Amoro returned a fumbled for a touchdown. Andre Figueiredo kicked eight extra points and the Devils scored five two-point conversions.

Whew.

While the win improved Lisboa to 2-0, it had nothing to do with breaking records according to assistant coach Sergio Dinis:

“I can tell you is that in the preparation of the game and even during the game, we never discussed records or looked for this. I think it’s a lack of respect to be consciously using opponents to break records. The Eagles gave us a fair game and got on well on the field, we shook hands at the end of the game. [They] were happy to have made their league debut. The volume of the result does not really matter, what is important is that we continue our path and they continue their way

Other lopsided scores in Europe

This was not, however, the most lopsided score in any top division in Europe this season. In Great Britain’s Premiership, the London Warriors trounced the Farnham Knights 98-0. In Ireland, the North Kildare Reapers lost to the Limerick Vikings 92-0.

Check the Portuguese League standings

Source: Futebol Americano Brasil

 

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