LIVESTREAM Poland: Bialystok Lowlanders @ Warsaw Mets, May 1, 13:00 CET (3 pm, 07:00 am ET)

The Bialystok Lowlanders (0-0) open their Polish Football League season up visiting the Warsaw Mets (0-1) Saturday, May 1..

The Lowlanders are considered by many as the favorite to win the league this year, and this will be fans first chance to the see last year’s runners up in action this season. They will have a tough opponent as they face Warsaw Mets team with lots of potential.

The Lowlanders head into 2021 after losing the 2020 championship game 48-12 to the Wroclaw Panthers. With the Panthers departing for the European League of Football, many fans see the Lowlanders as this year’s favorite to win the title. Bialystok has however lost some core domestic players in defensive back Mateusz Dzioban and defensive lineman Damian Wesołowski. Key Polish players remaining from last year are defensive lineman Konrad Paszkiewicz and receiver Rafał Królewski . Królewski was a young player who flashed as one of the league best young talents of 2020. New head coach Troy Baker has brought in quarterback Derrick Evans, an athletic lefthanded passer who comes to Europe after a stellar collegiate career at Carson-Newman University (NCAA D2). During his four seasons as an Eagle, Evans threw for 3,093 yards and 21 touchdowns while adding 1,785 yards and an impressive 35 scores on the ground.

Bialystok Lowlanders @ Warsaw Mets, May 1, 13:00 CET (3 pm, 07:00 am ET)

Look for Evans to run the ball often and target Królewski in the passing game. Bialystok’s new signal caller on the matchup with the Mets and Bialystok’s pre-season preparation:

The pre-season preparation has been going well so far. Just being around the team more and more has been a great thing for us to learn from one another. Coach Baker and coach Allen have a great game plan headed into Saturday against a good Mets team and we are going to keep learning and getting prepared as best we can for Saturday’s game. 

The Warsaw Mets go into this game after losing their season opener last week against the Silesia Rebels 20-22. Quarterback David Ash threw a touchdown with less then a minute left to make the score 20-22. However, the Mets failed the two-point conversion and left the field with a two point loss. The team is looking to rebound and get a the upset this week. Look for former Lowlanders linebacker Zachary Blair to play with a special level of intensity in this game.

Blair on the matchup and adversity facing the Mets in their preparation for this week:

The Lowlanders are a tough matchup especially after having the quick turnaround from a Sunday game to Saturday after our only live action this year was week one. We missed two training camps and multiple practices due to covid restrictions in the Capital and players getting sick. But we’ve handled it the best we could and we know that one or two games doesn’t define the whole season. The way the league is set up only one team misses out on the playoffs. So as long as we can get a ticket to the show there’s always a shot.

The Mets have a chance to send shockwaves through the Polish Football League this weekend against a Lowlanders team looking for an identity. This will be a great chance to see if Bialystok has the talent needed to compete for the PFL title.

Watch the game live here. Bialystok Lowlanders @ Warsaw Mets, May 1, 13:00 CET (3 pm, 07:00 am ET)

Warsaw Mets roster (Click to enlarge)

Bialystok Lowlanders roster (Click to enlarge)

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