AFI Recaps another action-filled weekend of football in Europe

It was another busy weekend in Europe with action from seven different leagues.

The Czech League of American Football played its second last weekend of the regular season while Denmark’s Nationalligaen had one game on tap. The European League of Football, Finnish Maple League, and German Football League all had full schedules as did the Swiss league. Finally, the Ukrainian League of American Football championship game was one of the highlights of the weekend.

Czech League of American Football

In the second last weekend of play in the Czech league, the first place Prague Lions (5-1) had an easy time of it as they trounced the Brno Alligators (2-3) 51-7. Prague took a 45-0 halftime lead before cruising to the win.

The second-place Vysocina Gladiators (4-1) beat up on the Ostrava Steelers (2-3) blanking them 28-0.

Danish Nationlligaen

The Copenhagen Towers (3-1) simply steamrollered the winless Triangle Razorbacks (0-4) this past Saturday, showing no mercy in hammering them 52-6. Towers RB Anton Witmeur scored 4 TDs to pace his team.


Poland’s Wroclaw Panthers (4-4) snapped a three-game losing streak in beating the Hamburg Sea Devils (7-2) 30-24 in Hamburg.

The Leipzig Kings (4-4) climbed into a tie for second place in the ELF North with a 42-24 win over the Cologne Centurions (4-4).

Finnish Maple League

The United Newland Crusaders (2-5) captured their second win of the season in shocking the first place and previous unbeaten Kuopio Steelers (7-1) 58-50 as Finland’s Maple League winds down the regular season.

The Helsinki Roosters (6-1) scored three second-half touchdowns to pull away from the surprisingly stubborn Wasa Royals (1-7) to blank them 28-0 in the second to last game of the Maple League regular season for the Roosters.

The Porvoo Butchers atoned for an embarrassing lopsided loss last week with a 47-14 pounding of the quarterback-less Seinäjoki Crocodiles with one game left in the regular season for both teams.

German Football League

The Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns (8-0) remain undefeated with a 77-16 pounding of the Marburg Mercenaries (2-6) with two games to go in the GFL regular season.

The Allgäu Comets (5-2) needed three fourth quarter touchdowns to finally pull away from the surprising stubborn Frankfurt Universe (0-7) to beat them 42-10. The Comets have a firm grip on third place in the GFL South.

The Saarland Hurricanes (7-1) kept a firm hold on second place in the GFL South with a tough 14-3 win over the Munich Cowboys (4-4) who need to win their final two games of the season to have a chance at making the playoffs.

The Postdam Royals (7-1) staged a dramatic, fourth-quarter comeback to score in the last minute and a half of play and edge the Cologne Crocodiles (4-4) 27-26.

The Ravensburg Razorbacks (5-4) took a 27-7 halftime lead against the Stuttgart Scorpions (1-7) and then coasted to a 47-19 victory. With the win, Ravensburg took a firm hold on fourth place in the GFL South.

The Dresden Monarchs (7-1) held onto first place in the GFL North with xx games to go, by whipping the Berlin Rebels (1-8) 37-6.

The Braunschweig New Yorker Lions (4-4) found another gear in their game against the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes (2-7) taking a 35-7 lead at halftime and then cruising to a 49-14 victory.


The Calanda Broncos (5-1) atoned for an earlier loss to Bern by handing the Bern Grizzlies (4-19 a 35-10 beating, setting the tone for a possible championship game clash.

The Winterthur Warriors improved their record to 3-3 in the Swiss standings with a 46-13 win over the Basel Gladiators (1-5) with two games to go in the regular season.


The Kiev Capitals capped an unbeaten season by downing the Lviv Lions 28-14 to win the Ukrainian championship for the third straight year.

Graphics: Igor Lazarevic

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