Czech League of American Football kicks off 2021 season

The Czech League of American Football, CLAF, opens its 2021 season this weekend with five teams in the hunt for the CLAF title.

The Ostrava Steelers, Prague Lions, Brno Alligators, Vysocina Gladiators, and Prerov Mammoths will each play a six game schedule starting June 10, winding up August 29, with the Czech Bowl scheduled for September 11-12. The defending champions, from 2019, the Prague Lions, opted out of the shortened 2020 season which was played in the fall due to COVID-19 restrictions. The season was halted before the playoffs could start and no winner was declared.

The CLAF introduced a new import rule this year. Each team is allowed either one import quarterback or two imports in other positions.

Prague Lions: 2019 record 12-1: Won CLAF championship.

Head coach: Zach Harrod

Quarterback: Shazzon Mumphrey

Ostrava Steelers: 2019 record 9-3 – Finished 2nd.

Head coach: Lonnie Hursey

Quarterback: Quevin Redding

Vysocina Gladiators: 2019 record 7-4 – Reached CLAF Semifinal.

Head coach: Ondřej Paulus

Quarterback: Clark Hazlett

Brno Alligators: 2019 record 0-10 – Finished last in CLAF East Division.

Head coach: David Ospalý

Prerov Mammoths: 2019 record – Did not play. Won Czech Division 2 title.

Head coach: Jiří Láznička

Quarterback: Michal Stoklásek, Tomáš Fortelný

2021 CLAF Schedule

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