Calanda Broncos and Winterthur Warriors reach Swiss Fall Cup final

The Swiss Fall Cup winds up its schedule Saturday, October 10 with the Calanda Broncos hosting the Winterthur Warriors Saturday, October 10 in the Fall Cup final.

The Broncos downed the Thun Tigers 34-10 in the semifinal round last weekend while Winterthur defeated the Basel Gladiators 35-9.

In the two meetings between the two teams this year, Calanda has won comfortably taking the first one 34-3 and the second 19-0.

The Warriors and Broncos both defeated the St. Gallen Bears. The Warriors blanked St. Gallen 48-0 and then beat them 31-15. Meanwhile, Calanda beat the Bears 47-7 and 28-6.  Winterthur and Calanda faced each other twice in 2019 with Calanda winning both games, 36-14 and 23-20.

This will be the final weekend of play after the the Swiss American Football Federation, SAFV, teams voted for a fall playing schedule for the seven teams who chose to participate.

The teams were divided into two regional groups, East and West, basically to cut down on travel costs. Each team in the West group played a total of six games while in the East with only three teams, each played four games.

The Broncos and Bears played in the East group along with the Winterthur Warriors. Initially the Argovia Pirates were included in this group but dropped out.  One of the critical “gentlemen’s rules” for the season to be able to be played was that all the games would be played without import players. The only non-Swiss players allowed were European players already on the roster and non-Swiss residents who have lived in the country for five continuous years.

Read the full game preview Saturday, October 10 and watch the game live here on AFI.tv starting at 18:00 Central European Time (12:00 Eastern)

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