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


Four games were played this past week and now there seems to be a gap between the top five teams and the rest of the league. The Carlstad Crusaders (Europe #15) traveled down to the south of Sweden to take on the Kristanstad Predators. It was a battle of the national team quarterbacks, Anders Hermodsson of Carlstad and Phillip Juhlin with the Predators. The Crusaders took control of the game early though and cruised to a 56-35 victory. The Orebro Black Knights whalloped the Stockholm Mean Machines 64-0 while the Tyreso Royal Crowns (Europe #16) took care of last place Limhamn 37-6. Finally the Uppsala 86ers hammered the Arlanda Jets 59-6.  There is a logjam at the top of the standings with Tyreso in first at 4-0, and right behind is Uppsala at 3-0 and Carlstad also 3-0. Fourth belongs to the Black Knights who are 2-1.

Kristianstad Predators v. Crusaders


The Swiss semi-finals are set as the first place Basel Gladiators (Europe #19) play the Zurich Renegades this Saturday July 5. Zurich took a beating in the final regular season game from the same Basel team. Meanwhile, the Calanda Broncos will host the Bern Grizzlies. Calanda and Bern have split their series this year 1-1. But in the last meeting Calanda won going away 42-13.


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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.