Serbia’s Semifinals: SBB Vukovi Belgrade & Novi Sad Dukes to Meet in Final

Novi Sad Dukes and SBB Vukovi Belgrade Semifinal Winners in Serbia

SBB Vukovi Beograd 43 – Niš Imperatori 6

Serbia - Vukovi v. Nis semis

SBB Vukovi Belgrade showed no mercy in their Serbian semifinal matchup against the Nis Imperatori exploding for 37 unanswered points in the first half and then coasting to a 43-6 victory.

Playing quarterback in place of the injured Myles Gates, David Hanomihl Lukic was outstanding as he shredded the Nis secondary tossing three touchdown passes and running a fourth in himself. His favorite target, receiver Tony Washington scored three touchdowns on passes of 25, 35 and 57 yards.

Mihailo Josović and Marko Baković added a touchdown apiece as the outmatched Imperatori defense had no answer for the Vukovi onslaught.

Novi Sad Dukes 21 – Kragujevac Wild Boars 14

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Novi Sad Dukes quarterback Will Powell rushed for two touchdowns and threw for a third as the Dukes outlasted the Kragujevac Wild Boars 21-14.

These two teams have staged many an exciting battle in the Serbian playoffs and this game was no exception.

The Wild Boars took an early 6-0 lead as quarterback Mike Box hit Petra Goico for a nine yard touchdown. However, the Dukes struck back with receiver Kyle Burden hauling in a Mike Powell pass to take a 7-6 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, Powell called his own number from three yards out and extended the Dukes lead to 14-7. Wild Boars running back Michael Novakovic scored on a 25 yard scamper and then also added the two point conversion to even the score at 14-14 entering the fourth quarter.

With the seesaw battle hanging in the balance, and less than three minutes remaining, Powell took over, first taking off on a 50 yard run down to the five yard line and then three plays later taking the ball in himself for the winning touchdown.

Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.