LIVESTREAM CEFL: Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns @ Calanda Broncos, June 13, 15:00 CET (3 pm, 09:00 am ET)

The Calanda  Broncos host the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns in this Central European Football League semifinal, Sunday, June 13.

This is a great chance for fans to see a talented Unicorns team face off against the Swiss powerhouse Broncos. The winner of this game punches their ticket to the CEFL championship on June 26.

The defending Swiss Bowl champion Calanda Broncos have yet to play this season, but their roster is filled with familiar faces from their 2019 season. Head coach Geoff Buffum has brought back former Georgia State (NCAA D1) quarterback Conner Manning who guided the Broncos to a Swiss Bowl victory the last time we saw him. Look for Manning to target his favorite receiver Maxwell Gray in this game. The offense will have to avoid turnovers and protect Manning as athletic Unicorns secondary and fierce pass rush await the Broncos. The good news for the Broncos is they return much of their large and experienced offensive line.

Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns @ Calanda Broncos, June 13, 15:00 CET (3 pm, 09:00 am ET)

Defensively, the Broncos return veterans Elio Tempini, Marco Mahrer, and Lorenzo Bargähr. The experienced Calanda defense will have to play well in order to contain a talented group of skill Schwäbisch Hall players.

The Unicorns opened their season off in style with a 55-15 victory on German national television. Home grown quarterback Alex Haupert managed the game well, spreading the ball around to elusive running back John Santiago and receivers Yannick Mayr and Tyler Rutenbeck. The season opener was a quiet return to German football for former NFL tight end Moritz Böhingher, who didn’t see a pass thrown his way. The Unicorns will look to get these playmakers the ball in space once again today, and likely involve Böhingher’s NFL talents more as the season goes on.

Defensively, familiar faces made impact on the game as Cody Pastorini scored a special team’s touchdown and linebacker Nick Alfieri swarmed to the ball. Defensive end Simon Butsch provides excellent pass rush against opposing tackles. The Unicorns will need to establish a pass rush against a veteran Calanda offensive line in order to disrupt Manning and a dangerous passing game with a championship pedigree.

The Broncos are eager to win and meet the Swarco Raiders again after the two teams produced a classic back and forth CEFL game back in 2019 with the Raiders edging Calanda 46-42. On the other sideline, the Unicorns plan to conquer the CEFL tournament in their first appearance. The winner of this game will play the defending CEFL champion Swarco Raiders on June 26th.

Watch the game live here. Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns @ Calanda Broncos, June 13, 15:00 CET (3 pm, 09:00 am ET)

Calanda Broncos roster

Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns roster

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