LIVE STREAM: France – Battle of Unbeatens – Thonon Black Panthers @ Marseille Blue Stars – Sat. March 10, 7p (1p EST)

The year’s surprise in the French Federation of American Football (Fédération Française de Football Américain) season has been the unbeaten Marseille Blue Stars. Saturday, March 10 they play host to perennial title contenders in France, the 2-0 Thonon Black Panthers.

The Blue Stars have played solid football so far this year, beating the Asnieres Molosses (20-6),  Aix-en-Provence Argonautes (32-0) and Bron-Villeurbanne Falcons ( 21-14).

Blue Stars defense stuff Argonautes RB

Meanwhile, the Thonon Black Panthers first downed their 2017 French finals opponent, the La Courneuve Flash, 23-20. They followed that up with a 42-7 thrashing of the Falcons. Their third game against the Aix-en-Provence Argonautes was postponed due to weather.

So far, the Blue Stars defense has been the best in France having only allowed 20 points in three games. The offense has played well enough to win and quarterback Travis Adamson has thrown for 435 yards and six touchdowns. Running back Pereese Joas has led the way with 319 yards rushing in three games and three touchdowns.

Photo: (C) Gmouchet-La Ferme du Pecheur

For Thonon, quarterback Kyle Boehm has also been efficient throwing for 318 yards and three touchdowns in two games. Although the running game is not the same as the league-leading ground attack of 2017, the duo of Jonathan Falk and Oktay Tulan have helped the Black Panthers rush for 256 yards in two games.

Thonon Black Panthers @Marseille Blue Stars Sat. March 10, 7p (1p EST)


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