Around the Continent: Roger’s Corner – 7/18/14


Vukovi Beograd (Europe #12) made no mistake in the Serbian championship game beating rivals the Kragujevac Wild Boars 27-17, to cap a highly successful season. The Serbian squad also reached the finals the the IFAF Europe Champions League tournament losing in a close one to Helsinki 36-27.


The season has ended with the Badalona Dracs as new champions.


The Tyreso Royal Crowns regained first place in the Swedish standings with a decisive 37-26 win over the Uppsala 86ers. The Kristianstad Predators had no problems in defeating the STU Northside Bulls 36-18 and extend the gap between fifth (Predators) and sixth (Bulls). There is a log jam at the top of the standings still with Tyreso in first at 5-1, followed by Uppsala at 4-1 and Carlstad (Europe #13), undefeated at 4-0. The Orebro Black Knights occupy fourth with a 3-1 record.


The Basel Gladiators (Europe #15) scored a spectacular success in upending five-time Swiss champion the Calanda Broncos 47-35. This was the seventh attempt by the Gladiators to win the trophy and first victory.

Basel Gladiators 2014

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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.