Around the Continent: Roger’s Corner – 7/2/14

Czech Republic

The final game of the season between the Prague Black Panthers (Europe #4) and the Bobcats saw Prague win 34-27. The outcome did nothing to change the standings or the playoff spots. But what was remarkable about the game was that the Black Panthers had already played a game earlier in the day against the Swarco Raiders in Austrian league play. Incredible.

So the playoffs are as follows: On July 5 the Prague Lions will face the second place Pnbram Bobcats while the Prague Black Panthers play the Trnava Bulldogs the following day. The Czech championship final is set for July 15.


Three games were played in the Danish National league. The Copenhagen Towers (Europe #17), by far the best team in Denmark, took care of the Sollerod Gold Diggers 26-0 to move to 6-0. The Towers have scored 268 points in six games and allowed only 26 against. Phenomenal numbers. They are first in Group 1 and have defeated the Triangle Razorbacks and the Gold Diggers (two and three in Denmark) by a combined total of 58-6. The Razorbacks (#2 in Group 2) pounded Aarhus (#2 in Group 1) 42-7 while the Holbaek Red Devils (#5 in Group 2) beat Odense (#4 in Group 1) 29-12.



The Finnish Maple League resumed action on Friday as the Helsinki Roosters (Europe #11) continued to assert their dominance in Finland dispatching the Porvoo Butchers 57-38. The Turkuu Trojans defeated TAFT 27-14 while the Helsinki Wolverines built a 20-0 halftime lead and then held off the Kouvola Indians to win 20-13.

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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.