Kiel Baltic Hurricanes blow away Hamburg Huskies in GFL’s Nordic Derby

The Kiel Baltic Hurricanes won the German Football League’s Nordic Derby against their rivals Hamburg Huskies with a huge 56-0 (21-0 / 21-0 / 14-0 / 0-0) shutout.

A crowd of 3,217 people came to see a touchdown festival by their home team, as Kiel (2-0) was able to convert every drive into points until the last quarter.

Baltic Hurricanes head coach Marcus Herford was happy with his team’s performance.

“I’m very satisfied with the team’s performance. We were able to fix the mistakes we did in our first game. Our defense was spectacular. Shutting out an opponent is always something special.”

The game was de facto decided before the second quarter, when Kiel import American linebacker Anthony Bass returned a interception for a touchdown to make it 21-0 after his teammate wide receiver Xavier Mitchell had already scored twice. What followed were touchdowns by quarterback Jared Stegman, receiver Diego Sanchez and Mitchell again. Rookie German reciever Domenik Rofalski put the icing on the cake with the last touchdown of the day. Newcomer kicker Tim Albrecht converted all eight extra points.

A young Huskies team was never able to compete against the hosts; even a last minute effort was stopped by the Hurricanes’ defense. The Hurricanes outgained the Huskies 398 to 47.

This victory puts the Hurricanes into third place in the GFL North division behind Braunschweig and the Dresden Monarchs. Kiel will travel to Cologne next week to play the Crocodiles in their first away game this season.

The Huskies fall to 0-4 this season. Their path doesn’t get easier next weekend when they head to Berlin to meet the Rebels on Saturday.

Check out the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes highlights from their 56-0 victory over the Hamburg Huskies.

Leon Häfner began playing football for the Aschaffenburg Stallions at the age of 13 and currently plays for the Hof Jokers. Leon resides in Bayreuth, Germany where he studies Business Administration. You can reach him via his Twitter handle at