Germany: Dresden Monarchs dominate stats leader boards in semifinals

The German Football League semifinals were clearly dominated on offense by one team as the Dresden Monarchs led all three categories.

The leaders in Passing, Rushing and Receiving among the four semifinals teams – Dresden Monarchs, Saarland Hurricanes, Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, and Potsdam Royals – all came from the Monarchs who put on an excellent display in blanking the Saarland Hurricanes.

Dresden Monarchs QB KJ Carta-Samuels was the top passer in the GFL semifinal round by a wide margin as he completed 22 of 29 passes for 260 yards and 2 TDs in the 37-0 rout of the Saarland Hurricanes. Hurricanes QB Josh Goldin threw for 175 yards though while Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns QB Alexander Haupert was 3rd with 161 yards. PJ Settles of the Potsdam Royals wound up 4th after completing 11 of 17 passes for 118 yards in the loss to the Unicorns.

Monarchs RB Devwah Whaley led all rushers with his 139 yards and 3 TDs on 18 carries. Jake Mayon of the Potsdam Royals carried the ball 17 times for 119 yards while Unicorns backup RB Jannis Fieldler had 19 carries for 95 yards. Finally, Potsdam QB PJ Settles had 12 carries for 66 yards and 1 TD in a losing cause against Schwäbisch Hall.

Dresden’s passing attack was on full display with WR Darrell Stewart as the prime target of passing leader KJ Carta-Samuels. He had 8 catches for 168 yards while Tyler Rutenbeck of the Unicorns was a distant 2nd with his 65 yards receiving and 1 TD on only 3 receptions. Teammates Yannick Mayr (1 catch, 62 yards, 1 TD) and John Santiago (2 catches, 56 yards) wound of 3rd and 4th.

Graphics: Igor Lazarevic

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