Frankfurt Galaxy escape with last second win over Wroclaw Panthers

The Frankfurt Galaxy picked up a huge win on Sunday in dramatic fashion, taking down the Wroclaw Panthers 30-29 thanks to a 52 yard field goal from Ryan Rimmler in the dying seconds.

Although the Panthers had lost four of their last five games while the Galaxy came into the game on a three game winning streak, it was Wroclaw who got off to a dream start on their home turf, taking a quick 20-0 lead. Wroclaw quarterback Slade Jarman threw three touchdown passes in under 20 minutes, two of which went to receiver Malik Stanley. The Galaxy responded with a touchdown pass, but Wroclaw added a field goal right before halftime to make the score 23-17 at the break.

The Galaxy scored the only points of the third quarter, a touchdown pass from Jakeb Sullivan to former NFL player Reece Horn, their second touchdown connection of the game. Frankfurt added another touchdown in the opening minute of the fourth quarter, but Wroclaw quickly responded with another touchdown, increasing their lead to 29-20. On the next drive, Frankfurt added another touchdown, with Sullivan throwing his fourth touchdown pass of the game. Wroclaw got the ball back and were forced to punt, but the Galaxy returner muffed the punt, giving the Panthers the ball inside the red zone. However, they were forced to settle for a field goal attempt which Wroclaw blocked.

After the teams exchanged punts, the Galaxy got the ball at their own 7 yard line with 1:31 on the clock. They managed to march down the field to the 34 yard line, and the game rested on the foot of kicker Ryan Rimmler. In heroic fashion, Rimmler came through for his team with a 52 yard field goal with four seconds left. The Panthers could not do anything with the ensuing kickoff, as they lost in heartbreaking fashion.

Through nine weeks of the season, this game was arguably the most entertaining of them all. The Galaxy will try to build on this win with a home date against the undefeated Vienna Vikings, while the Panthers look to bounce back at home against the Berlin Thunder.

A current student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carter played football in high school and has been a lifelong avid football fan.