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

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Italy - Bergamo v. Seamen


In the upset of the week, the Bergamo Lions surprised the first place Milano Seamen 25-21 after scoring 19 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. The Seamen suffered through the most dismal fourth quarter imaginable after building a comfortable 21-6 lead. But the fumble demon hit them with two Lion’s touchdowns stemming from Milano fumbles within their own five yard line.  Then, the Parma Panthers downed the Bolzano Giants 24-13 to move to 6-2. The Milano Seamen still lead the North at 6-2  but the Panthers are back on track and now occupy second at 6-2 as well.


The Lazio Marines picked up where they left off two weeks ago by scoring eight touchdowns in a 58-20 manhandling of Ferrara Aquila. Then the Roma Grizzlies remained within striking distance of the third place Bologna Warriors defeating them 24-0. Lazio continues to lead the conference, and the league, with an 8-0 record followed by the Dolphins at 6-1. The Marines are averaging a league-best 46.5 points per game while only giving up only 14, also a league best. The Warriors are third at 4-4 and the Grizzlies fourth at 3-5 but with a victory over the Warriors in the event of a tie.


Norway - Vikings v. Trolls

In the only game played in Norway, the Oslo Vikings won their third straight after dropping their opening two games putting it to the Valeranga Trolls 52-8.

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

Highlights of Vikings-Trolls game.


Poland - Panthers v Steelers

With a couple of minutes to go in the game the defending champion Gdynia Seahawks engineered a miracle 28-27 victory over the Warsaw Eagles by first forcing a two point safety and then driving the field for the winning touchdown. The Bedzin Steelers scored a late touchdown as well upending Kozly 13-12. The Wroclaw Panthers scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and went on to down the Warsaw Sharks 42-16. Finally the Bialystok Lowlanders beat the Szczecin Husaria 34-3.

The Panthers are in sole and undisputed first place at 7-0 having racked up 337 points in seven games. The defending champion Seahawks are second at 6-1 after their gritty victory.  The Eagles are third at 4-3 ahead of the Lowlanders who are also at 4-3.

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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.