BNL: Limburg Shotguns coast to a comfortable win over Kasteel Nitros, clinch home playoff date

The Limburg Shotguns jumped out to an early 28-0 lead in their BNL matchup against the Kasteel Nitros this past weekend and then cruised to an easy 35-16 win.

With the win, Limburg improved to 3-1 in the standings and clinched home field for the first round of the playoffs.

The Shotguns scored four first half touchdowns with running back Jaycen Taylor opening the scoring on the first drive. Backfield teammate Javen Brontly-Helsel increased the lead to 14-0 in the second quarter. The Shotguns‘ special teams stepped up deflecting a Kasteel punt in the red zone giving the offense excellent field position.

Quarterback Bram Baete found Quinten Agten in the end zone and midway through the second quarter Limburg took a 21-0 lead. Shotguns defensive lineman Saïdi Kikunda then forced a fumble and linebacker Nick Vanhee pounced on it at the Nitros 35-yard line. Baete wasted no time and hit Mathieu de Hoffmann with a touchdown strike and Limburg took a commanding 28-0 lead into the break.

The Shotguns came out in the second half just as determined as the defense held Kasteel to a three and out. Brontey-Helsel then found a seam and took off racing 60 yards deep into the Nitros red zone. Baete connected with Gorik Braet on the next play and Limburg boosted the lead to 35-0 in the third quarter.

Neither team could gain any momentum in the fourth as both defenses stiffened. Kasteel finally got on the scoreboard after a pick six by Hugo Rivelon to narrow the lead to 35-6. The Nitros then were awarded a safety to make it 35-8.

A late touchdown pass from Kasteel quarterback Aaron Vancoillie to wide receiver Vincenzo Claes who also added the two-point convert, made the final score 35-16.

Next up in the BNL for Limburg will be the Hilversum Hurricanes on May 7.



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