Hungarian Football League: TD Store Eagles and Miskolc Steelers in key battle for playoff berth

The Hungarian Football League kicks off three days of football starting with two games on May 19. The Miskolc Steelers visit the TD Store Eagles, while the Fehérvár Enthroners host the struggling Győr Sharks. 

TD Store Eagles (2-2) – Miskolc Steelers (2-1)

Photo: László Körber

After defeating the DAK Acél Gorillaz, the Eagles now have a hope of snatching a playoff spot in the Hungarian Football League. All they have to do is defeat the Steelers. The Eagles’ receiving game has improved in the last few games, especially A.J. Benson who is now among the best receivers in the league. However, they are without their talented running back Ádám Garajszki due to injury.

Photo: Viktória Dajka

The Miskolc Steelers are getting better and better each game. Andre Whyte is currently the best running back in the HFL with 443 yards and 5 touchdowns, thus, stopping him will be essential for the Eagles. In addition, quarterback Vasyl Yordan is starting to regain the form he had last season. Nevertheless, the receivers still need to improve.

Fehérvár Enthroners (1-3) – Győr Sharks (1-3)

Photo: Digital Sport

The winner of this game may have a chance to bounce back into the race for a playoff spot. The Enthroners’ game has been improving. The offensive and the defensive lines are making excellent progress, especially with all the injured players returning. The running game is still strong; however, quarterback Márk Erős is still struggling to connect with his receivers.

Photo: László Becs

The greatest question is whether the Sharks new head coach Andres Fernandez can bring the team together. The defense is still one of the toughest in the Hungarian Football League. The offense still has some issues. Although the Sharks are improving, they still suffer from too many turnovers, especially in the red zone. Ball security hopefully has been a key focus during practice over the past few weeks.

Laszlo Makranczi
László Makranczi is a radio reporter, announcer and American Football journalist in Hungary. He lives in Debrecen and works for the Hungarian American Football Federation. Studied at the University of Debrecen, got a master’s degree in American Studies and he also has another degree in sports journalism. Currently, he is the press manager of the local team Gladiators and supports the Seattle Seahawks.
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