ELF: Rhein Fire move to 3-0 after torching Paris Musketeers

Week three of European League of Football action was wrapped up on Sunday evening with a high-scoring blowout as the Rhein Fire moved to 3-0 with a 58-28 win over the 1-2 Paris Musketeers.

Rhein instantly continued the offensive domination they have had through the start of the season, with Jadrian Clark finding a wide-open Justin Schlesinger in the end zone to open the scoring on the opening drive. 

A Nate Robitaille receiving touchdown saw the Fire take a two score lead before Paris got their first points on the board with a passing touchdown from Zach Edwards to Adria Botella-Moreno late in the first quarter. This was the closest the scoreline would be for the rest of the game, as the Rhein Fire offense took off and didn’t look back.

Fire WR Justin Schlesinger #8 catching TD pass Photo Justin Derondeau

The first half alone saw an additional four passing touchdowns from Jadrian Clark, while Zach Edwards’ offense managed to find the endzone just once more with a Remi Bertellin score. The half ended with an ELF record-breaking 59-yard field goal from Sebastian Van Santen, putting the score at a jaw-dropping 45-12.

This wasn’t the only ELF record broken in this game however. Two more Jadrian Clark scores took him to a total of eight passing touchdowns, breaking his and Zach Edwards’ previous single-game record of seven. 

The second half saw a late surge from the Musketeers, with rushing touchdowns from Yepmo and Edwards, with both two-point conversions being completed to Kyle Sweet, but it was far too little too late. 

Despite outscoring Rhein in the second half, the game was long gone as the Fire were able to kneel out the game with a 30-point lead. Jadrian Clark finished with a historic stat-line of 473 passing yards and eight touchdowns, helping three receivers achieve 100-yard games:

  • Nate Robitaille – 10 REC, 175 YDS, 1 TD
  • Harlan Kwofie – 7 REC, 104 YDS, 1 TD
  • Anthony Mahoungou – 4 REC, 106 YDS

Paris will look to cut their losing streak short as they head to Frankfurt to face the 1-1 Galaxy, while the Fire travel to play the Cologne Centurions, whose week three loss saw them drop to 1-2.

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