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

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Italy - Parma Panthers v. Milano Rhinos


The Parma Panthers were pushed hard by the Milano Rhinos but finally came out on top 23-22 after a last minute Rhinos touchdown. In the only other game in the North, the Torino Giaguari blanked the Bergamo Lions 20-0. With that, the Milano Seamen lead the North at 4-1 trailed by the Bolzano Giants at 4-2 and the Parma Panthers at 3-2.


In the South, the Lazio Marines found themselves trailing 12-8 in the fourth quarter against the Bologna Warriors but scored two late touchdowns beat the Warriors 24-14. In the only other game, the Ancona Dolphins who trail the Marines by a game in the conference demolished the Napoli Briganti 70-0.  The Lazio Marines continue to lead the conference with a 5-0 record followed by the Dolphins.  Watch highlights of the Marines win here.

The Milano Seamen opened IFAF Europe Champions League Central play by scoring four (!) first quarter touchdowns and 37 straight points and then cruising to a 37-14 victory over the visiting  L’Hospitalet Pioners from Spain.


Norway - Lura Bulls v. Vikings

The Lura Bulls once again proved how serious they are in 2015 as they traveled to Oslo and downed the Vikings 12-6. Meanwhile the Nidaros Domers recovered from their embarrassing thumping last week to upend the Vålerenga Trolls 28-21.

Although this was last week’s action, Simon Bruset’s kickoff return against the Lura Bulls is still fun to watch.


Poland - Warsaw Sharks

All eight teams in the Polish league (PLFA) were in action last weekend. The Wroclaw Panthers continue to dominate opponents as they handed the Szczecin Husaria  55-12 defeat. The Gdynia Seahawks traveled to Zaglebie and beat the hometown Steelers took 49-12. The Warsaw Eagles hung on to third place in the standings with a 28-14 win over the Bialystok Lowlanders. Finally, the Warsaw Sharks beat Poznan Kozly 18-13.

The Panthers and Seahawks seem to be making it a two team race in Poland. The Panthers have scored 197 points in three games allowing only 33 against. The Seahawks are not far behind posting 199 points on offense and allowing 81.

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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.