LIVESTREAM: Hungary – DAK Acél Gorillaz v. Fehérvár Enthroners, April 22, 3p (9a EST)

The DAK Acél Gorillaz (0-2) take on the Fehérvár Enthroners (0-2) in a battle of desperation in the Hungarian Football League, April 22.

Both teams enter the game without a win in the HFL so far this season.

The Gorillaz have had to make a lot of changes in the offense, because if this continues they can bid farewell to their playoff dreams. Quarterback Balázs Krasznai still needs to work on the coherence with his receivers. And besides the offense, the defense must step forward as well by snatching more balls or giving the offense better field positions to score.

However, the defense on the Enthroners side lacks some important players due to injury. Some of them are returning this weekend but will it be enough? Nevertheless, the offense is getting into better shape, and especially the running game which looks better. Although still scoreless, Dávid Novakov and Ákos Szakácsi had a good game against the Nyíregyháza Tigers last time out. Their form will be crucial if the Enthroners want to win the first ever Fejér County derby in the HFL.

The second game of the day will feature a battle of unbeatens.

The Budapest Wolves (2-0) will face the Budapest Cowbells (2-0) at the First Field, in Székesfehérvár.

Budapest Wolves (2-0) – Budapest Cowbells (2-0)

Photo: Péter Bratincsák

Every year the capital city derby between the Wolves and the Cowbells is one of the most watched games in the regular season. Nevertheless, it will take place in Székesfehérvár. Compared to the last two seasons the Budapest Wolves greatly improved in all sections. The offense works with an expanded playbook, the defense is more solid and the special team also took a great step ahead. However, as head coach István Kovács emphasized with this third game begins the toughest period of the regular season for the Wolves.

And he was right because they faced and defeated those two teams, which are in the last two places in the championship currently. In addition, the Cowbells’ defense is even stronger than the Gorillaz’s. The offense has also improved since last year. Head coach Karim Trabelsi showed that he also has a larger selection of plays for difficult situations. However, this is the kind of game where pulling a trick play may be risky.

 

Laszlo Makranczi
László Makranczi is a radio reporter, announcer and American Football journalist in Hungary. He lives in Debrecen and works for the Hungarian American Football Federation. Studied at the University of Debrecen, got a master’s degree in American Studies and he also has another degree in sports journalism. Currently, he is the press manager of the local team Gladiators and supports the Seattle Seahawks.
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