28 Countries in Europe Played American Football Last Weekend, Full Recap on Around the Continent

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CEFL - Blue Devils

There were no games played in the Central European Football League.

CEFL - logo4The 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.


The Croatian league kicks off in the fall.

Czech Republic

Czech - Bobcats QB Givens

The Pribram Bobcats beat the Prague Lions to move back into second place in the league in the only game played in the Czech Republic this past weekend.

The Black Panthers remain undefeated in first place at 4-0 but now the Bobcats have re-taken second with a record of 3-2.


Denmark - Towers v. Gold Diggers

The Horsens Stallions were only down 15-6 at halftime against the visiting Aarhus Tigers but could not find the end zone in the second half until late in the contest and dropped a 41-12 decision to the Tigers. Sensational running back Mathias Kragh scored three first half touchdowns in pacing the Triangle Razorbacks to a 41-0 pounding of the Herlev Rebels.  The Copenhagen Towers flexed their muscles against the Sollerod Gold Diggers whipping them 35-0.  

The Razorbacks sit in first at 3-0 while the Towers have climbed into second at 2-0 dropping the Gold Diggers down into fourth just behind the third place Aarhus Tigers.

Eastern League of American Football

ELAF - Bruins v. Litwins

ELAF logo

The league was idle but 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.


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


France - Argonautes v. Centurions

The French league – FFFA – saw only one game played. The Aix-en-Provence Argonautes handed the last place Nimes Centurions a 44-7 pasting.

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 on May 24, the only team they have not beaten in France, who tied them 14-14 earlier in the year.  With their win, the Argonautes sit solidly in second. Third and fourth should now be sewn up as the Black Panthers and Flash are all tied at 5-4 each with a victory over one of the other two. However, mathematically the Nice Dauphins could finish in third. A Dauphins victory over the Argonautes coupled with a Black Panthers loss to the Centurions would vault Nice back up past Thonon by virtue of Nice’s 3-0 win earlier in the season. With the final weekend coming up, 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 7-2 and the Panthers in third at 5-4 followed by the Flash also at 5-4. The Dauphins are fifth at 4-5.

La Courneuve Flash played their final game in the group stage of Big6 and dropped a 37-14 decision to the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions in Germany.

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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.