The Belgrade Blue Dragons face their stiffest test of the season in Serbia Saturday at Stadion FK Heroj Jajinci in Belgrade when they play host to the defending champion Kragujevac Wild Boars.
Both teams enter the game undefeated with 4-0 records. The Blue Dragons boast the top defense in Serbia while Kragujevac has the best offense. The last time these two teams met in 2016, Kragujevac prevailed 42-12.
The Wild Boars, reigning Serbian champions, come to Belgrade and after two weeks of rest and an easy game against Pancevo. They will be facing a Blue Dragons team that is playing the best football in the club’s history. On the other hand, the Dragons are facing by far their toughest game. Their four wins have been against the bottom four teams in the standings. Three of the four are sub .500 teams and two are winless. Kragujevac on the other hand, has beaten Vukovi Belgrade and the Novi Sad Dukes, the other two teams in the top four.
Nevertheless, Belgrade has a solid team. Quarterback Mladen Zlatić is having an excellent season under veteran head coach James J. Fayed. He has thrown for 867 yards and 11 touchdown yards in four games . Running back Zelko “Capitano” Kostic rushed for 160 yards in the Blue Dragons last game against the Indija Indians.
Blue Dragons head coach James J. Fayed:
“We have had a great week in practice and really starting to gel. The Wild Boars are a great team. Anytime you have two unbeatens meeting this late in the season it’s always a good game.”
The Blue Dragon defense will definitely be put to the test against the high scoring Wild Boars. However, Belgrade defensive back Marvin Desir has three interceptions in his four games and could be a difference maker.