Around The Continent: Week 8 Full of Lopsided Scores

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 CEFL

CEFL - Blue Devils

CEFL - logo4There were no games played in the Central European Football League.

The league takes a hiatus until May 23 when Novi Sad plays host to defending champion Vukovi Belgrade.

Vukovi has reached the final every year since the league began in 2006 and won five times while losing four. The Silverhawks have made the final three times and won it once, in 2012. This is the third time since the league’s inception that the Blue Devils will participate. They reached the championship in 2009 but lost to Vukovi.

 Croatia

The Croatian league kicks off in the fall.

Czech Republic

Czech Rep. - action

The Prague Black Panthers, playing the second game of the weekend (they dropped a 31-22 decision to the Swarco Raiders in Austrian league play) played crosstown rivals the Prague Lions and blanked them 21-0. The Pribram Bobcats traveled to Trnava and downed the hometown Bulldogs 26-6.

The Black Panthers remain undefeated in first place at 4-0 but now the Bulldogs Bobcats have re-taken second with a record of 2-2.

Denmark

Denmark - Amager Demons

The Amager Demons evened their record at 1-1 in beating the Horsens Stallions 9-6 in the only game played in Denmark.

The Razorbacks and Gold Diggers are tied at 2-0 followed by the Towers at 1-0.

The Danish Junior National team whipped the Swedish Junior National Team 31-0 in the 4-Nations EJC Qualifying Tournament to advance to the European Championships.

Eastern League of American Football

ELAF - Bruins v. Litwins

ELAF logo

The league kicked off on April 24 as the Minsk Litwins rolled over the Voronezh Mighty Ducks 47-10 in Minsk. In the second game the Minsk Zubrs scored 20 fourth quarter points to run over the Moscow Bruins 34-19.

League play resumes on May 23 as the Moscow Bruins will host the Voronezh Mighty Ducks while the Zubrs and Litwins will face each other in a Minsk derby.

 

Finland

The Maple League starts in June 11 as the Seinaijoki Crocodiles host the Porvoon Butchers.

France

France - Black Panthers v. Molosses

The French league – FFFA – got back underway with a full slate of games. The Thonon Black Panthers advanced to third in the standings with a 21-14 win over Asnieres Molosses. The La Courneuve Flash handed the hapless Nimes Centurions a 30-0 pasting to also advance into playoff position as the Nice Dauphins lost their second straight game,  44-20 this time to the league leading Saint-Ouen Cougars. The Aix-en-Provence Argonautes secured second place with a 31-7 away victory over the Elancourt Templiers.

With one weekend remaining in regular season play, the Saint-Ouen Cougars will finish first in France and have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. They play host to the Elancourt Tempiers, the only team they have not beaten in France tying them 14-14 earlier in the year.  The Argonautes have a game in hand  but cannot catch the Cougars. Third and fourth are now sewn up as the Black Panthers and Flash are all tied at 5-4 each with a victory over one of the other two. With two games remaining, this will be a thrilling finish to the French regular season.

The Cougars lead the league with a 8-0-1 record followed by the Argonautes in second at 6-2 and the Panthers in third at 5-4 followed by the Flash also at 5-4. The Dauphins have dropped to fifth at 4-5.

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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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