Germany’s Cologne Crocodiles ruin home opener of Holland’s Amsterdam Crusaders

The Cologne Crocodiles spoiled the home debut of Holland’s Amsterdam Crusaders at Sportpark Sloten in Amsterdam this past weekend, by downing them 38-22.

Cologne quarterback Jan Weinreich threw three touchdown passes to wide receiver Noah Aarass, Benjamin Mentges and Theo Groenendaels added rushing touchdown s and Dominik Gröne kicked a field goal.

The Crocodiles took an early 17-3 lead with Aarass doing the damage scoring two of his three touchdowns in the first half. Mentges increased the lead to 24-3, still in the first half before Amsterdam was finally able to find the end zone with 17 seconds left in the half, narrowing the lead to 24-10.

The Crusaders finally were able to get untracked in the third quarter with an early touchdown, creeping closer, 24-16.

Then Weinreich found Aarass for their third scoring connection giving Cologne a 31-16 lead. Groenendael scored to increase the Crocodiles lead again to 38-16.

In the game’s late stages, the Crusaders were able to make the score more respectable.

Amsterdam is now 1-1 in their international-only season and will now face the Frankfurt Universe in the Big6 tournament on April 14. Meanwhile, the Crocodiles open their 2018 German Football League season on April 21 at home against the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes.

Source: Cologne Crocodiles



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