Around the Continent: Roger’s Corner – September 11th, 2014



It was a busy weekend. The  Cologne Falcons (Europe #8), clinched a playoff spot by beating the Berlin Adler (Europe #14) 26-23 and eliminating them from playoff play. Not only did Cologne qualify for the playoffs but the Falcons jumped past Kiel (Europe 9) into third in the North standings. See the recap on AFI. Elsewhere, Braunschweig took it easy on the Berlin Rebels beating them 37-10, while Dresden handed Dusseldorf yet another lopsided defeat pounding them 56-7.

With that, Braunschweig finished first with a 12-0 record, Dresden (Europe #4) was second at 8-4, Cologne third  at 7-5 tied with Kiel also at 7-5. But Cologne beat Kiel twice during the regular season giving them the edge.

Braunschweig action - David McCant

Braunschweig running back David McCant heading for the end zone.


The Munich Cowboys clinched fourth place and the final playoff spot in the South by beating the Marburg Mercenaries 54-29. Marburg had already qualified for the post season. The Schwabisch Hall Unicorns (Europe #5) clinched first place in the South by soundly beating the previous division leader the Stuttgart Scorpions (Europe #11) 49-22. The Unicorns have established themselves as a contender for the German crown. Finally, the Allgau Comets dominated the Saarland Hurricanes 31-6 to finish fifth. The Comets still have game remaining against Stuttgart.

With this, the Schwabisch Hall Unicorns finished first in the South, Stuttgart second, Marburg third and the Munich Cowboys fourth.

The quarterfinals set for September 20 and 21st will have the following matchups: Braunschweig-Munich, Dresden-Marburg, Stuttgart-Cologne and Schwabisch Hall-Kiel. Look for a detailed preview next week in AFI.

German Plays of the Week from last week

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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.