Poland: Krakow Kings stay unbeaten in early season win over Bialystok Lowlanders

This past Sunday in the lone game in the Polish Football League, the Krakow Kings traveled to Bialystok to take on the Lowlanders in a battle of 1-1 teams and scored an impressive road victory with a 42-21 win.

The Kings were led by a standout performance from American import quarterback Jake Schimenz, who completed 19 of 27 passes for 234 yards along with four touchdowns and one interception. He also added 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the ground.

Schimenz did an outstanding job of spreading the ball around, as seven players caught at least one pass, with four of those receivers finding the end zone. The Kings also moved the ball effectively on the ground, as Schimenz’s scrambling ability kept the Bialystok defense on its toes. Running back Witold Szpotanski had 95 yards on just six carries, and Daniel Lazarowicz added 42 yards on six carries. The Krakow defense had a big day as well, as they limited Lowlanders quarterback Nick Rooney to 151 yards and one touchdown on 13/22 passing. They also recorded four sacks (by four different players) and one interception.

Bialystok’s best offensive weapon was running back Mikolaj Pawlaczyk, who had 80 yards rushing and a touchdown on 12 carries.

With the win, Krakow gains sole possession of first place, as they are the only team at 2-0. Their next contest will be at home against the Silesia Rebels (1-1), while Bialystok will have a road game against the Tychy Falcons (0-1)

A current student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carter played football in high school and has been a lifelong avid football fan.