Søllerød Gold Diggers looking for revenge in Mermaid Bowl XXXIII

The 2022 Danish Championship Game, Mermaid Bowl XXXIII, will feature two archrivals as the defending champion Copenhagen Towers will square off against the Søllerød Gold Diggers in a rematch of the 2021 title game.

This is the second consecutive year that these two teams have faced each other. Copenhagen won last year’s title game 24-7 to avenge two losses during the regular season. Søllerød last hoisted the championship trophy in 2010 so this game has extra special meaning.

The Gold Diggers enter the game with momentum after winning the last three games of the regular season, including a 21-13 win over Copenhagen, and then defeating the Aalborg 89ers 51-30 in the playoff round.

The Gold Diggers opened their 2022 campaign with a strong 54-24 win over the 89ers and followed that up with a 34-4 thrashing of the Triangle Razorbacks before suffering a 57-38 loss to Copenhagen. Then Søllerød went on a roll beating the Towers 21-13 and the Razorbacks 46-6 before winding up the regular season with a 45-16 thrashing of the 89ers.

Søllerød had the stingiest defense in the league giving up 119 points in the six games (19.8 pts/game) while scoring an average of 39.6 (second behind the Towers).

Gold Diggers quarterback Louis Colosimo (Davidson, NCAA Div. 1) has looked solid in the seven games and with his mobility, he will make life difficult for the Towers front seven as he did in the second game between the two teams . Wide receiver Simon Føns will be a key target in the title game as will Frederik Oldenburg and young Jonathan Steinhauer, both of whom have found the end zone. Running back Magnus Nørgaard is always dangerous and gives Søllerød an excellent ground game.

The Gold Diggers defensive secondary kept the Copenhagen aerial offense in check in the win and with cornerback Emil Brügge playing well right now will make life difficult for Towers quarterback Josh Greaves.

This game will be tough to predict. The Gold Diggers have played well in the last half of the season but the Towers are also on a roll.

Watch the game live here on AFi.tv. Copenhagen Towers vs Søllerød Gold Diggers, Sept. 24, 12:00 CET (12 noon, 6 am ET)

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