Around the Continent: Roger’s Corner – 6/17/14



The German league GFL got back into action. The last game played was May 25th. In what had been touted as the game to watch, the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions (Europe #1) were too powerful for the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes (Europe #9) beating them 37-0 and moving into first place in the North. Although the Lions have only played two games so far this season due to their commitments in Euro league action, they have been very impressive. Kiel suffered serious injuries within the squad, but will have to heal quickly as they face the same opponent  this coming week, this time at home in Kiel.

New Yorker Lions v. Kiel Baltic Hurricanes


All eight teams were in action in the South. The Stuttgart Scorpions (Europe #12) extended their undefeated record (6-0) beating the Bandits 49-41. The second-place Marburg Mercenaries (3-1) edged Saarland 51-49 in a shootout, bumping the Hurricanes down to the fifth spot with a 2-3 record. Schwabisch Hall Unicorns had no mercy on the Franken Knights pummeling them 62-20, rolling up 661 yards in total offense (336 on the ground). In the fourth game, the Munich Cowboys (2-3) grabbed a much-needed win, beating the Allgau Comets (2-2) 29-26 to stay close to a playoff spot.

Great Britain

Due to technical difficulties, the scores and standings for the BAFA have not been posted for this week yet. We will update next week.


The Dutch semifinals take place June 22th. The Alphen Eagles will face the second place team from Group B, the Arnhem Falcons. Then the Amsterdam Crusaders will take on the Nijmegen Pirates, second in A. The Alphen Eagles are the defending champions having won the past two Tulip Bowls (Dutch championship game). Their opponent in both games was the Crusaders. In fact, since 2004 the Amsterdam Crusaders have appeared in the Tulip Bowl nine times and won six titles.

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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.