The undefeated Thonon Black Panthers (8-0)head to Montpellier, France to face the 4-4 Montpellier Hurricanes in a game that had been postponed earlier in the year in the French League of American Football.
The Black Panthers are coming off a 21-0 blanking of the Grenoble Centaures a week ago and boast the second leading offense (338 pts) and defense (74 pts allowed) in the country.
Thonon quarterback Clark Evans leads the league in rushing with 793 yards and is the seventh leading passer with 1,020 yards and 15 TDs. His arsenal includes running back Kasper Wedberg (482 yds rushing, 8 TDs) along with receivers Jefferson Alexandre (318 yds receiving, 5 TDs) and Damien Di Cursi (188 yds, 1 TD).
Montpelleir suffered an embarrassing 50-0 defeat at the hands of the Marseille Blue Stars last week and now need a win badly to stay in playoff contention.
Hurricanes quarterback Hunter Hughes was the second leading passer in the league heading into last week’s game with 1,907 yards passing and 18 touchdown passes. Wide receiver Quentin Gramage led the league in receiving yardage prior to the lopsided loss with 922 yards. Expect both to be back in peak form for this game.