Slovenia v. Serbia: Kragujevac Wild Boars outlast Ljubljana Silverhawks

 After four second quarter TDs Kragujevac, Ljubljana managed to come back into the game, but failed to take the lead.

Here is a recap of the Sportklub CEFL game: Ljubljana Silverhawks – Kragujevac Wild Boars The result of the game: Ljubljana Silverhawks – Kragujevac Wild Boars: 33 – 40 (0-3, 7-27, 13-0, 13-10)

Boris Gorièki - met kovanca Goran DragiæHonorary guest of the game was Goran Dragić, successful NBA playmaker, who was welcomed to the Silverhawks family by getting a game-jersey of his own with No.1 on his chest and back. Goran performed the pre-game coin toss.

Kragujevac started the game well, scoring on their first drive with a FG and on the second with a TD. The Silverhawks only points on the scoreboard were a Kenric McNeal pass to Matic Tomše for a TD to reduce the deficit to 7-9. But Wild Boars took advantage of a poor Silverhawks defense and went on a break with 23 point lead.

In the second half the Silverhawks came back to make a game of it. Good special teams work was transferred to offense, as Gregor Črepnšek ran half of the field for TD and Kenric McNeal delivered accurate passes to Matic Tomše. The Silverhawks defense forced Wild Boars to punt several times.

Boris Gorički - Gregor ČrepinšekIn the fourth quarter Wild Boars managed to score FG for 20-33, while Gregor Črepinšek run for TD and reduced for 27-33. For a moment Silverhawks defense showed a weakness and Wild Boar’s Whitaker took advantage of as he ran for a TD for 27-40. The Silverhawks did not surrender as McNeal combined a couple of passes to several targets bringing the offense in front of Kragujevac end zone. Gregor Črepinšek scored his third TD and finalized the score at 33-40.

Boris Gorički - Whitaker

The defeat put Silverhawks into a tough situation, since they now need two victories on the road to get into the CEFL finals. Next Sunday, 6/1/2014 they face tough Serbian Champions, the Beograd Vukovi.

Andrej Šadl is the Public Relations Director from the Slovenian American Football club the Ljubljana Silverhawks.