Around the Continent: Roger’s Corner – August 6th, 2014

CEFL (Central European Football League)

Vukvoi Belgrade (Europe #11) 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 #10) 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. PBP

Denmark

No games were played as the Danish league is taking a break. Action returns this weekend, on August 9. The Copenhagen Towers (Europe #17) lead the entire league and have scored 268 points in six games while allowing 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.

Finland

In Finland, the Helsinki Roosters (Europe #13) were back in action, and found their form again totally annihilating the Kuovola Indians 80-7. After losing badly two weeks ago to the Crocodiles, the Roosters, with new quarterback Sean Shelton at the helm replacing the injured Robert Johnson, flexed their muscles against a depleted Indian’s squad.   TAFT survived a scare as the Helsinki 69ers pushed them, scoring two second-half touchdowns. TAFT still managed to prevail 38-34. The Turku Trojans took the wind out of Senaijoki’s sails after their big win last week against the Roosters, beating the Crocodiles 37-19. This has created a three-way tie for first. The Crocodiles with 10 points have the advantage with a plus 158 point differential, while the Trojans are in second with a plus 149 point advantage. The Roosters are third with at +119 points. Sitting in the fourth and the final playoff spot is TAFT at 3-3 with six points.

Helsinki Roosters v. Kouvala Indians

France

The Thonon Black Panthers (Europe #14) 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
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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