Spain: Murcia Cobras advance to 1st ever Spanish Bowl; will face 9 time winner Badalona Dracs

The Murcia Cobras and Badalona Dracs, Europe #15, have advanced to the  2018 Spanish Bowl after winning their semifinal games last weekend.

The Dracs showed no mercy in trouncing Madrid’s Osos Rivas while Murcia were pushed to the limit against a stubborn LF OLED Black Demons squad.

Badalona Drac 48 – Osos Rivas 0

Albert Pascual Diaz scored a TD on an interception

The defending Spanish champions, Badalona Dracs, were merciless against Osos Rivas from Madrid who were playing without their all star quarterback Gabe Losada. Losada was injured in the quarterfinals.

Without Losada, Osos were simply outgunned by the powerful Dracs squad. With Sergi Gonzalo directing the offense, Brandon Ravenel scored twice on pass receptions while Lorenzo Melchiorre scored two on the ground. Melchiorre also threw touchdown passes to Guillem Garcia. Albert Pascual scored another touchdown on a pick six.

With the win, Badalona will be making its 16th appearance in the Spanish championship game and sixth consecutive. The Dracs have won the title nine times and will be seeking their third straight.

Murcia Cobras 35 – LG OLED Las Rozas Black Demons 28

The Murcia Cobras made history in defeating the LG OLED Las Rozas Black Demons 35-28 on the weekend and qualified for the Spanish championship final, Spanish Bowl, for the first time ever.

Head coach Alejandro Sotomayor and his squad took a 28-14 halftime lead and then held on in the second half. Quarterback Jordan Perry threw five touchdown passes, two to Jorge Escudero, two to Cory Holmes and the last, and winning touchdown to Francisco Javier Martinez.

Spanish Bowl XXIV is scheduled to take place June 2 in Gijon, Spain.

 

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