Around the Continent: Roger’s Corner – August 14th, 2014

Another championship settled and playoffs looming!

The Shamrock Bowl, emblematic of American football supremacy in Ireland, was settled as two time defending champions, the Belfast Trojans made it three in a row, downing Trinity College Dublin 7-0 Sunday. In a rain-drenched Tallaght Stadium in Dublin, neither team could score an offensive touchdown as the Trojans intercepted a TCD pass and returned it for the game-winning score. Read the full recap HERE.

The Braunschweig New Yorker Lions (Europe #1),showed no mercy in handing the Cologne Falcons (Europe #12) a 49-13 drubbing. The Schwabisch Hall  Unicorns (Europe #6) continue to make a case for moving up in the rankings after dismantling the Rhein-Neckar Bandits 56-22.

Poland crowned a new champion two weeks ago as the Gdynia Seahawks upset the Wroclaw Panthers 41-32 in a game that became a game in the fourth quarter. With the Seahawks up 35-12 early in the final period, Wroclaw mounted a comeback bid and looked dangerous in doing it. They scored three touchdowns but could not quite make it. Read the story HERE.

Here then is what happened around the rest of the continent last weekend.

Austria

The Austrian final last month, Austrian Bowl XXX, was a thriller for the ages as the Vienna Vikings (Europe #2) and the Swarco Raiders (Europe #5) battled to a 17-17 tie in regulation time. Vienna scored the only touchdown in overtime to win its third straight Austrian title 24-17. Read the game recap here.

Belgium

Belgian Bowl XXVII saw a new champion crowned in July as the Ghent Gators made no mistake handing the defending champion the Brussels Tigers a 38-0 pummeling. This was the first ever title win for the Gators and they did it on their first try. Read the game recap HERE!

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Roger Kelly
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.
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