Around the Continent: Roger’s Corner – 7/30/14


North:  Fourteen teams were in action in the German North division. What looked like the feature game – the Berlin Adler (Europe #6) in a rematch of the previous weekend’s Big6 Final against the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions (Europe #2) was a bust. The Adler showed up for the game but that was about all as the Lions exacted revenge for the previous week’s loss pummeling Berlin 56-7. In fact, all three games in the North were embarrassing losses as Dresden (Europe #3) pounded Dusseldorf 47-6 and Cologne (Europe #9) hammered the Berlin Rebels 62-19. Not exactly a fun weekend for fans in the German North.  Braunschweig still leads the North at 6-0, followed by , Dresden (5-2), Kiel (Europe #4) at 5-3 and the Cologne Falcons (Europe #9) who jumped up to fourth at 4-2.

South:  The Stuttgart Scorpions (Europe #7) are still undefeated now at 9-0 after squeaking by the Allgaeu Comets 31-28. the Scorpions had to come from behind twice in this game as the Comets gave them all they could handle. Second place Schwabisch Hall (Europe #8) put on another offensive clinic in overpowering the Munich Cowboys 56-27. Unicorn quarterback Markus Ehrenfried threw for 254 yards and six touchdowns. The Marburg Mercenaries (Europe #18) had to score two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to stave off a stubborn Rhein-Neckar Bandits squad 34-25, while the Saarland Hurricanes dispatched the lowly Franken Knights 45-12. Stuttgart still leads the South at 9-0, with the Unicorns second at 8-2. The Marburg Mercenaries remain third at 6-2 while Saarland leapfrogged Munich into fourth at 4-5.

Great Britain

Premiership North:  The East Kilbride Pirates jumped up into first place in beating the Coventry Jets 28-3. The Tamworth Phoenix were 52-0 winners over Gateshead.  The Sheffield Predators had a tough time of it but prevailed over the Birmingham Bulls 36-29. Finally the Lancashire Wolverines were big winners over Nottingham 41-0.  So the East Kilbride Pirates have taken over first in the standings at 8-0, followed closely by Tamworth at 7-0. Coventry is third with a 5-3 record and Yorkshire fourth.

Premiership South: The London Warriors made a strong statement in beating cross-town rival the London Blitz 33-13 in a much anticipated contest. The London Olympians still cling to fourth after edging Cambridgeshire 29-24. The London Warriors lead the South with an 8-0 record with the Blitz in second at 6-1. The idle Bristol Aztecs remain solidly in third at 5-1 while the London Olympians climbed back up into a playoff spot to occupy fourth at 3-3.

Blitz v. Renegades

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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.