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

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Germany - Allgau v. RN Bandits


In the only game played in the North, the surprising Hamburg Huskies, newcomers to the GFL this year, blanked the Dusseldorf Panther 42-0 after scoring 28 points in the first half.

The Braunschweig New Yorker Lions secured a spot in the Eurobowl final beating the stubborn La Courneuve Flash 37-14. The Lions defense proved to be the decisive factor with five interceptions of Flash quarterback Paul Durand, returning two of them for touchdowns. This will be the Lions fifth appearance in the Eurobowl final.


The upstart Allgau Comets continue to surge through the German league posting their third straight victory. They rolled up 375 yards against the Rhein Neckar Bandits who had only 165, to beat them 28-0. The Comets were led by quarterback Cedric Townsend who threw for two touchdowns and ran in another one himself.

In Big6 action, the Schwabisch Hall Unicorns asserted their dominace in Vienna displacing the Vikings 47-23 in a game they led 47-10 in the third quarter. The Unicorns move on to play the Eurobowl final for the first time in their history and will face the New Yorker Lions.

Check out the Plays of the Week from Germany’s top division

Great Britain

Great Britain - Sheffield v. Wolverines


The Lancashire Wolverines have not lost a game this season after downing the Sheffield Predators 31-12 on the road in the only game played in the North.

The Wolverines sit in first with a 3-0 record followed by the Tamworth Phoenix at 2-0.


The London Olympians continued their winning ways beating the Bristol Aztecs 20-15 and now sport a 2-0 record.

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

The London Blitz qualified for the IFAF Europe Champions League Final Four in downing Madrid’s Osos Rivas 55-0.


Holland - Trojans action

The Hilversum Hurricanes earned a tough 23-22 decision over the Amsterdam Panthers to give them a leg up on the Panthers for the playoffs. Meanwhile the Rotterdam Trojans downed the winless Nijmegen Pirates 19-6 to even their record at 4-4.

The Eagles remain in first place in Group A ahead of the Arnhem Falcons both with 6-1 records. 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.

The Amsterdam Crusaders fell to Spain’s Badalona Dracs in EFL play 11-8.


Hungary - Monarchs v. Wolves

The Nyiregyhaza Tigers defeated the winless Ujpest Bulldogs 38-15 to cling to fourth spot in the league. In the only other game, the Bratislava Monarchs held on to defeat the Budapest Wolves 30-23 creating a logjam at the top of the standings.

The win puts the Monarchs back into first at 4-0 with the Cowbells now in second also sporting a 4-0 record. The Monarchs have a better point differential. The Monarchs still have the best offense averaging almost 50 points a game so far.


Ireland - Trojans v. Knights


The Belfast Trojans left no doubt as to who is in control of the North annhilating the Carrickfergus Knights 57-0 as they scored in every quarter. The Craigavon Cowboys beat the last place South Dublin Panthers 20-14. The Belfast Trojans offense has rolled up 196 points in five games and allowed only 23. The Trojans now lead the North at 5-0 while the Dublin Rebels are a distant second at 2-3.  


The North Kildare Reapers had a tough day but still turned back the West Dublin Rhinos 5-0. 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.