Around The Continent: Week 7 – With Action from Austria to the Ukraine!

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Germany - Marburg v. Rhein Neckar

Courtesy: MadHoc Photography


The Dresden Monarchs flexed their muscles on the weekend handing the Dusseldrof Panther an embarassing 70-0 whipping to open the Monarchs season in front of almost 8,000 delighted Dresden fans. The Kiel Baltic Hurricanes posted a solid 32-13 victory over newcomers the Hamburg Huskies.


Only one game was played in the South as the Rhein-Neckar Bandits doubled the Marburg Mercenaries 14-7 in Marburg.

Big6 – EFL

The Braunschweig New Yorker Lions handed Austria’s Swarco Raiders a 33-28 defeat in Big6 action. The Berlin Adler then fell 33-0 to the Vienna Vikings. Meanwhile the Allgau Comets pounded the Amsterdam Crusaders 62-0 in European Football League action after the Dutch team lost their starting quarterback in the first quarter.

Plays of the Week in Germany

 Great Britain

Champions Leage - Blitz v. Argos


No games were played this past weekend. Play resumes on May 10.


No games were played as play will resume May 10.

The London Blitz upset the visiting Aix Argonautes from France 27-21 in second round action this weekend in the IFAF Europe Champions League West.


Holland - Arnhem v. Alphen

No games were played in the Dutch league this past weekend.

The Eagles and Falcons have turned Group A into a race as Arnhem leads at 6-1 followed by Alphen at 5-1. The decider may come May 24 when the two teams meet for the third time this season. The Crusaders have a stranglehold on first in Group B with a 6-1 record.

In European Football League play, the Amsterdam Crusaders hosted the Allgau Comets from Germany and were soundly thrashed by the Comets 62-0. To make matters worse, the Crusaders lost the services of starting quarterback Joey Crane in the first quarter. However it seems he will recover in time for league play. That was the Crusader’s worst defeat in team history.

Highlights of the Alphen Eagles victory over the Arnhem Falcons two weeks ago.


Hungary - Cowbells v. Wolves

In the only game played in Hungary, the Budapest Cowbells visited cross town rivals the Budapest Wolves and outlasted them 28-24.

The Monarchs lead the league with a 3-0 record with the Cowbells in second also at 3-0. The Wolves dropped to third with the loss and sit at 2-1.  The Monarchs have averaged more than 50 points a game so far.

Watch highlights of the Budapest Wolves win from two weeks ago.


Ireland - Reapers v Cowboys


Only one game was played in Ireland this past weekend. The North Kildare Reapers of the South edged the Craigavon Cowboys 13-12. The Belfast Trojans lead the North at 3-0.


With their win against the Craigavon Cowboys the North Kildare Reapers evened their record at 2-2. The Vikings still top the South at 5-0 with Trinity College trailing well behind at 2-1.

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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.