LIVESTREAM: France Semifinals – Saint-Ouen L’Aumône Cougars @Asnieres Molosses, Sunday, June 16, 2p CEDT (8a EDT)

The Asnieres Molosses will attempt to reach the French championship final for the first time in their history Sunday, June 16 when they play host to the Saint-Ouen L’Aumône Cougars in the semifinals of the French Federation of American Football.

The Cougars won back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2016.

These two teams met twice during the regular season with Asnieres coming away with comfortable wins in both games, 20-7 and 32-7

The Molosses earned the semifinal berth by winning the North Division with an 8-0-2 record and boasted by far the stingiest defense allowing just 48 points in 10 games. Their offense, while low scoring by most standards, still averaged 26 points a game in the last five games of the season. Quarterback Camille Thouary threw for 1,199 yards and 12 TDs, good for seventh in the league.

The Cougars qualified for the semifinal by beating the Marseille Blue Stars 39-27 in the wild card round after winning their last three games of the regular season, beating the Evry Corsaires 42-0, Rouen Leopards 24-14 and the La Courneuve Flash 24-0. Quarterback Luke Casey has been steady all year throwing for 1,621 yards and 14 TDs while rushing for 490 and another six. In the wild card win over Marseille he threw for 177 yards and 3 TDs while rushing for 81 and another touchdown.

While past records favor the Molosses, this could be an emotional game for the Cougars as head coach and general manager Xavier Mas is stepping down after 20 years. The players are well aware of this and will no doubt be even more fired up.

Watch the game live here. Saint-Ouen L’Aumône Cougars @Asnieres Molosses, Sunday, June 16, 2p CEDT (8a EDT)


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