The Gdynia Seahawks (6-2), who finished in Poland’s Liga Futbolu Amerykańskiego North Conference, will host a wild card playoff matchup Saturday, June 8 against the LFA South third place team, the Opole Towers (5-3).
The Seahawks, winners of the Polish title in 2014 and 2015 and runner ups in 2016 and 2017, reached the semifinals last year and obviously are no strangers to playoff football. For the Towers however, although they reached the Div. 2 final in 2018, this is brand new territory.
Gdynia finished the regular season on a three game winning streak beating the Wyszkow Rhinos 72-0, Krakow Kings 47-20 and Olsztyn Lakers 55-14. Meanwhile, the Towers suffered a 59-7 defeat at the hands of the Tychy Falcons who Gdynia had beaten earlier in the year.
Since the addition of Jason Smith (Auburn) at quarterback, the Seahawks offense has been unstoppable averaging almost 60 points a game. Jakub Mazan, who won the LFA scoring title, will be tough for for Towers defenders to scheme against.
Although the outcome of this game would seem to be a foregone conclusion, playoff football is playoff football.