Around The Continent: Week 8 Full of Lopsided Scores

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Germany - Dresden v. Braunschweig


The Dresden Monarchs rolled up 238 yards of offense in the first half against the reigning champion Braunschweig New Yorker Lions and then literally hung on in the second to beat the Lions 27-26. The Lions could only muster 11 yards in the first half but found their game in the second and after erasing the 14-6 halftime deficit looked poised to hold on and beat the Monarchs. Somehow though, Dresden managed to engineer a five minute long 90 yard drive and score with seconds left to re-take the lead. Braunschweig did not quit and ended the game with a first down on Dresden’s one yard line as time expired. It was a game for the ages.

Newcomers the Hamburg Huskies traveled to Dusseldorf and handed the Panther a 27-10 defeat.


A full slate of games was played in the South as the Stuttgart Scorpions rolled over the Franken Knights 53-0. The Saarland Hurricanes then beat up on the Rhein-Neckar Bandits 33-7. The Allgau Comets are the surprising division leaders after blanking the Munich Cowboys 19-0. Finally, the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns are starting to show that they may be the team to beat in Germany with a 43-7 drubbing of the Marburg Mercenaries.

Great Britain

Great Britain - Sheffield v. Tamworth


The reigning North title holders, the East Kilbride Pirates upended the Coventry Jets 37-6. Their bitter rivals in the North, the Tamworth Phoenix then beat the Sheffield Predators 21-8 in Sheffield. The Lancashire Wolverines were merciless in pounding the Yorkshire Rams 50-0.

The Tamworth Phoenix sit in first after two games (2-0) followed by the Lancashire Wolverines who are also at 2-0.


The London Olympians hosted the South Wales Warriors beating them 27-10.

The London Warriors and London Blitz sit comfortably atop the standings both with 2-0 records.


Holland - Alphen v. Rotterdam2

The Hilversum Hurricanes remain in second in Group B after beating up on the 1-6 Lightning Leiden 40-0. The Alphen Eagles regained first place in Group A after defeating the Rotterdam Trojans 34-26.

The Eagles now sit in first place in Group A with the win over the Trojans. The decider may come May 24 when the Eagles and Falcons meet for the third time this season. The Crusaders have a stranglehold on first in Group B with a 6-1 record.


Hungary - Sharks v. Steelers

The Budapest Cowbells climbed to top spot in the league with a 37-0 shellacking of the visiting Ujpest Bulldogs. In the only other game the Györ Sharks doubled the Miskolc Steelers 41-20.

The Cowbells have retaken first at 4-0 followed by the Bratislava Monarchs with a 3-0 record. The Monarchs still have the best offense averaging more than 50 points a game so far.


Ireland - Trojans v Rebels


Only one game was played in Ireland this past weekend. The Belfast Trojans asserted their dominance of the North by manhandling the Dublin Rebels 43-8. The Trojans now lead the North at 4-0.


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.