Around the Continent: Roger’s Corner – August 20th, 2014

CEFL (Central European Football League)

Vukvoi Belgrade (Europe #10) capped a grueling yet highly successful season earlier in July, by beating the Ljubjana Silverhawks 27-17 to win their second title of the year. Vukovi reached three championship finals winning two of them. A remarkable achievement.

Czech Republic

The Czech championship ended, as expected last month, with the Prague Black Panthers (Europe #8) taking the title beating the Pnbram Bobcats 40-0. With that, Prague finished a great season with a record of 13-6. They played more games than any other team in Europe.



In Denmark only two games were played. The Triangle Razorbacks had an easy time blanking the Aab 89ers 46-0 while Aarhus delivered the same type of defeat to Odense, 46-6.

The Copenhagen Towers (Europe #18) lead the league at 7-0 and have scored 299 points in seven games while allowing only 32 against. They are first in Group 1 and have defeated both the Triangle Razorbacks and the Gold Diggers (two and three in Denmark) by a combined total of 58-6. Aarhus is second in Group 1 with Amager third. The Triangle Razorbacks lead Group 2 at 7-1, followed by Sollerod in second (4-3) and Herlev third, also at 4-3.

Triangle Razorbacks



In Finland, the Helsinki Roosters (Europe #12), struggled and had to come from behind to beat fourth-place TAFT 17-10. Helsinki was down 10-9 at halftime. The Turku Trojans kept pace with the Roosters as they scored 28 second half points to put away the Butchers 35-3. The Senaijoki Crocodiles beat up on the hapless Helsinki Wolverines 63-0. Finally, the surging Helsinki 69ers scored 35 points in the first half and cruised to a 45-7 win over the Kuovola Indians. The Roosters remain first in the Maple League with 14 points and the Turku Trojans are second also with 14. The Crocodiles are third at 6-2 and TAFT is fourth with a 4-4 record.


The Thonon Black Panthers (Europe #15) won the French league in thrilling fashion a month ago. But they lost lost in the semi-finals of the inaugural IFAF Europe Champions League tournament to Vukovi Belgrade 19-7.

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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.