BNL: Amsterdam Crusaders log commanding win over Limburg Shotguns

In a clash between the two powerhouses of the BNL, the Amsterdam Crusaders from the Netherlands kept their unbeaten streak alive with a convincing 28-7 victory over Belgium’s Limburg Shotguns.

With the win, Amsterdam improved to 4-0 while the Shotguns dropped to 2-1.

After a tight first quarter indicated a game between two champions would be going down to the wire, the Crusaders simply pulled away from Limburg for a comfortable win.

The Crusaders were on point from the first drive, as they forced a fumble early on. They followed this up with a touchdown from Jazz Holiday. Limburg, however, has had a high-powered offense all year courtesy of running back Jaycen Taylor. Taylor, who had already led them to a Belgian championship and home field advantage in this contest, drove his Shotguns down the field until quarterback Bram Baeté found receiver Quinten Agten for a score. They also converted on the point-after, giving them a 7-6 lead.

RB Jaycen Taylor was named Limburg’s Player of the Game

This, however, was the only point of the game where Limburg still had hope. From here on out, they were outmatched and outplayed. Their ordinarily strong offense faltered again when, after nabbing a turnover, Javin Brontley-Hesel was dropped in his endzone for a safety. With the additional two points, the Crusaders retook the lead and never gave it back.

Anton Chereminksiy scored again for Amsterdam on a long ball. Moments later, the Crusaders got the ball back and Jazz Holiday logged his second touchdown of the game. Going into the break, the Shotguns suddenly found themselves down two possessions.

Limburg seemed to have adjusted well coming out of the break, forcing a punt on the first drive to start the third quarter. This wasn’t enough momentum to put them on the board, though, or stop the Crusaders again. After another score from the Dutch champions, they took a 28-7 lead and both teams remained scoreless through the rest of the game.

Jaycen Taylor was again named the Kompel Player of the Game, as he turned in another solid performance and was one of Limburg’s few sources of sustainable offense.

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