The 0-1 Murcia Cobras will play host to the 0-1 Coslada Camioneros Saturday, January 18 in Spanish League of American Football second-round action.
Cobras were beaten 21-7 by the Las Rozas Black Demons last week while Coslada dropped a 16-6 decision to the Fuengirola Potros.
Under head coach Daniel Iniesta, Murcia made it to the semifinal last year where the Badalona Dracs were too much, beating them 40-20. Still, the Cobras have been contenders every year since arriving in the top league in 2017, reaching the semifinals in 2017 and the final in 2018. Iniesta has re-signed his quarterback from last year, Adam Salvadori (American International College) who threw for 2,287 yards and 28 touchdowns. He has also brought in wide receiver Curtis Holden. Salvadori did not play in last week’s loss.
This season, Camioneros head coach Fernando Guijarro has signed Belgian quarterback Willem Vancompernolle (Izegem Tribes, Belgian national team) and brought back big Mexican lineman Luis de las Heras (Águilas Blancas IPN, current captain of Spanish national team) for a third season. Also added from Mexico is linebacker Marco Zárate (Águilas Blancas IPN) and offensive lineman Efrén Tapia Islas (Burros Blancos IPN).