Around The Continent: Week 8 Full of Lopsided Scores

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Italy - Seamen v. Torino


In the only game played in Italy this past weekend, the Milano Seamen somewhat attoned for their loss to France’s Thonon Black Panthers the week before in Champions League play by beating the Torino Giaguari 32-25.  With that, the Milano Seamen lead the North at 6-1 trailed by the Bolzano Giants at 5-2. The Parma Panthers are third at 5-2 while the Rhinos are in fourth but also at 4-3


No games were played in the South. The Lazio Marines continue to lead the conference with a 7-0 record followed by the Dolphins at 6-1. The Marines are averaging a league-best 43.5 points per game while only giving up 13, also a league best.


Norway - Eidsvoll v Trolls

The Eidsvoll 1814’s remain undefeated in Norway at 3-0 after defeating the Valerenga Trolls 21-6. Then the Oslo Vikings won their second straight by downing the Nidaros Domers 35-13.

The Lura Bulls sit alone at the top of the Norwegian standings at 3-0 trailed by the 1814’s also at 3-0.


Poland - Panthers v Steelers

The defending champion Gdynia Seahawks did not have an easy time of it in downing the Bialystok Lowlanders 35-32. The two teams combined for 34 fourth quarter points but the surging Lowlanders who scored 20 of those points, fell short. The Warsaw Eagles beat up on Kozly 41-8 to keep pace with the Panthers and Seahawks. The Wroclaw Panthers are asserting themselves as the team to beat in Poland scoring 38 first quarter points in whipping the Bedzin Steelers 65-6. Finally Husaria kept their playoff hopes alive in defeating the Warsaw Sharks 47-35.

The Panthers are in sole and undisputed first place at 6-0 having racked up 295 points in six games. The defending champion Seahawks are second at 5-1.  The Eagles are third at 4-2 ahead of the Lowlanders who are at 3-3.

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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.