Around the Continent: More Upsets and Great Action in Europe!

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CEFL - Vukovi v. Silverhawks

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The Central European Football League got underway this last weekend. And the host Vukovi Belgrade pleased their fans in a thriller, beating the Ljubjana Silverhawks from Slovenia 26-24.

This weekend  Austria’s Hohenems Blue Devils will travel to Serbia to face the Novi Sad Dukes.

Vukovi has reached the final every year since the league began in 2006 and won five times while losing four. The Silverhawks have made the final three times and won it once, in 2012. This is the third time since the league’s inception that the Blue Devils will participate. They reached the championship in 2009 but lost to Vukovi.


The Croatian league kicks off in the fall.

Czech Republic

Czech Rep - Bulldogs

In the second weekend of play in the Czech Republic  the Prague Black Panthers had no trouble dispensing the Trnava Bulldogs 40-26.  In the only other game in the Czech Republic the Pribram Bobcats throttled the Brno Alligators 54-7.


Denmark - Herlev Rebels v. Stallions

Two games were played in the Danish American Football League as the Sollerod Gold Diggers pounded the hapless AaB 89ers 48-0.  Then the Herlev Devils edged the Horsens Stallions  17-16. This is the Stallions first year in the top division in Denmark.

In IFAF Europe Champions League North action Copenhagen Towers dropped a 34-7 decision to Sweden’s Carlstad Crusaders.


The Maple League starts in early June. The schedule is pending.


France - Argos v. Osos Rivas

The French league was idle this past weekend and two of the teams were involved in international play. In  Big6 action the La Courneuve Flash played host to the Swarco Raiders from Austria and had a tough time. They were pummeled 47-14 as Raiders quarterback Sean Shelton threw four touchdown passes. In IFAF Europe Champions League West action the Aix-en-Provence Argonautes overwhelmed Osos Rivas from Madrid Spain 47-14, scoring 26 unanswered points in the second half. Argonautes quarterback Jimmie Russell tossed three touchdown passes and ran one in himself for the win.

The Cougars lead the league with a 6-0-1 record followed by the Argonautes in second at 4-2 and the Dauphins in third at 4-3. The Flash sit in fifth spot, out of the playoffs so far.

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Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.