LIVESTREAM: Austria – Charity Bowl XXI – Swarco Raiders @Dacia Vienna Vikings, Sat. June 1, 4p CEDT (10a EDT)

The league-leading  and 7-0 Swarco Raiders travel to Vienna, Austria Saturday, June 1, to face the 5-2 Dacia Vienna Vikings in Charity Bowl XXI as the Austrian Football League heads into the home stretch.

The two teams met in the second game of the year with the Raiders earning a decisive 48-28 victory over Vienna.

The Vikings are coming off a string of three wins. They downed the Mödling Rangers 55-28, Prague Black Panthers 28-3 and the week before they beat the Danube Dragons 10-3. In international play, Vienna earned  a big win in European Club Team Competition (ECTC) action in Barcelona, Spain, where they downed the Badalona Dracs 38-8. With that victory, the Vikings won the ECTC Central Division (after also beating the Triangle Razorbacks from Denmark on April 14) and will now play in the ECTC/CEFL championship game on June 30.The Vikings have had a pair of tough losses though, first losing to the Raiders 48-28 in the second game of the year and then, two games later dropping a tough 36-14 decision to the Graz Giants.

Vikings quarterback Austin Herink has put up respectable numbers so far having thrown for 1,652 yards and 18 TDs in seven games. Bernhard Seikovits is his leading target with 562 yards receiving and eight touchdowns. Running back Islaam Amadu has rushed for 327 yards and 3 TDs. Linebacker Lucky Ogbevoen leads all tacklers for the Vikings with 30.The Vikings added defensive back Andrew Spencer (Winona State University) to the defensive secondary prior to the Danube game and he has responded with 11.5 tackles in three games and a pass breakup.

The Raiders have looked impressive so far in the Austrian Football League season. They opened the year with seven straight wins, including a 48-28 victory over arch rivals, the Dacia Vienna Vikings and the latest a 28-14 win over the Prague Black Panthers.

Swarco quarterback Sean Shelton has thrown for 1,617 yards and 21  TDs while rushing for another 293 yards and 3 TDs.. He has a lot of weapons at his disposal including Sandro Platzgummer who has rushed for 347 yards. Shelton’s top receiver is Patrick Donahue who has 411 yards in receptions and 3 TDs. Three weeks ago, Swarco disposed of France’s Thonon Black Panthers, beating them 41-7 in Central European Football League action.

Watch the game live here. Charity Bowl XXI – Swarco Raiders @Dacia Vienna Vikings, Sat. June 1, 4p CEDT (10a EDT)

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