Serbia: Defending champion Kragujevac Wild Boars overwhelm Blue Dragons

The Kragujevac Wild Boars asserted their dominance in pummeling the Belgrade Blue Dragons 63-18 in the second round of play in the Serbian American Football League Sunday.

Not only was the Wild Boars offense impressive but special teams took center stage with two kickoffs, a punt and a fumble all returned for touchdowns. Quarterback Jake Sisson threw two touchdown passes and ran two more in while Stefan Borkovic, and Stefan Djuric both caught touchdown passes. Ivan Pleva and Nick LaSane scored rushing touchdowns while Pedro Medici scored on a kickoff return and a punt return. Borkovic also returned a kickoff for a touchdown and Alexander Matovic scooped up a fumble and ran it in for a touchdown.

Whew.

Blue Dragons quarterback George Bowen threw touchdown passes to Ognjien Mitrovic and Alexi Stanic while Ivan Pleva scored ona 32 yard run.

Kragujevac Wild Boars RB Nick La Sane swarmed by Belgrade Blue Dragons tacklers. Photo: Igor Lazarevic

Kragujevac’s Brazilian speedster Pedro Medici set the tone, exploding for an 87 yard touchdown return of the opening kickoff. With the Wild Boars defense playing solid, the offense took over as Sisson connected with Borkovic for an 80 yard bomb ti give Kragujevac a 13-0 lead.

Bowen responded for Belgrade, finding Mitrovic for a 33 yard strike to close the gap to 13-6.

Sisson connected with Djuric from 25 yards out but Pleva kept it close with a 32 yard rushing touchdown to make it 20-12 in favor of the Wild Boars.

Then Kragujevac put the pedal to the floor scoring five straight touchdowns with Borkovic first returning the kickoff 60 yards for a score and then Sisson finding a seam and racing 72 yards for another. Medici was on fire returning a punt for a 76 yard touchdown and then Sisson found the end zone.

When the dust settled, Kragujevac held a 49-12 lead at the half.

For the second game in a row, the Wild Boars have forced the referees to apply the mercy rule, which means the clock never stops. LaSane added a 14 yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter but Bowen managed to connect with Stanic to reduce the lead to 56-18 in the fourth.

Matovic finished off the scoring, pouncing on a fumble in the end zone.

Next up for the Wild Boars will be Turkey’s Koc Rams who Kragujevac will face in Central European Football League play April 13.

Source: Igor Lazarevic

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