LIVESTREAM Austria: Swarco Raiders @ Prague Black Panthers, July 11, 15:00 CET (3 pm, 09:00 am ET)

The Prague Black Panthers (2-5) will host the 2019 Austrian Football League Champions, the Swarco Raiders (5-2) in this matchup as both teams look to wrap up their regular season at different ends of the standings.

The Black Panthers aim to finish their season on a high note after a tumultuous year of uncertainty. The Panthers were able to navigate a season that once looked in doubt due to strict COVID-19 restrictions in the Czech Republic. On the field, quarterback Zack Greenlee is a exciting player to watch for this Prague team as the former Fresno State (NCAA D1) quarterback’s big arm and athleticism make him one of leagues top passers. Look for him to target receiver Jakub Wolesky and Jan Steigler.

Swarco Raiders @ Prague Black Panthers, July 11, 15:00 CET (3 pm, 09:00 am ET)

Defensively, Prague’s most athletic defensive back, Nolan Corpening, is back from injury. Fans can expect Corpening to play both ways for this Prague team as the do-it-all North Carolina Central (NCAA D1 FCS) product has been impactful in all three phases when healthy. Defensive lineman Jakub Smutny aims to finish his strong season after totally four sacks in only seven games so far this season.

The Raiders were shocked last week as they were upset by the Danube Dragons 17-24. The Dragons were able to come back from a 10-0 deficit to beat the Raiders for only the third time in the past decade. The Raiders offense and quarterback Sean Shelton aim to get back to scoring in bunches after being contained by a well-coached Danube defense. Look for Shelton to target receiver Marco Schneider and run the ball with Tobias Bonatti who is finally back from injury.

This week, the Raiders defense expects to dominate against a Prague offense that struggled last week against the Vienna Vikings. Defensive back Thomas Kugler will look to take away Nolan Corpening on the outside. Meanwhile, linebackers AJ Wentland and Alex Ferrari will have to play the run well as Prague features two strong running backs and a large and experienced offensive line.

The Raiders are eager to get a win and enter the post season with confidence after the shocking upset against the Dragons. Swarco will face the Dragons again in the semi-finals, so this week is important for them to get healthy and ready for another gruelling run at the title.

Watch the game live here. Swarco Raiders @ Prague Black Panthers, July 11, 15:00 CET (3 pm, 09:00 am ET).

Prague Black Panthers roster (click to enlarge)

Swarco Raiders roster (click to enlarge)

 

Alex is a former professional American football player who is now studying in London. His goal writing for AFI is to stay involved with the game that has given him so much. Alex enjoys covering leagues and players and sharing different football