Sweden: Regular season stats leaders offer few surprises

The Swedish Superserien wound up with the unbeaten Stockholm Mean Machines dominating the individual stats leaderboard.

The Mean Machines had leaders in three of the four main stats categories – Passing, Rushing, Receiving and Tackling – and five representatives among the 20. Interestingly, the Tyresö Royal Crowns, who finished last among the four teams, had the most representation with six players among the top five in the four categories. The Örebro Black Knights had four while the Carlstad Crusaders have five players among the top 20.


Stockholm Mean Machines QB Mark Pappas finished the regular season where he started as the leading passer in the Swedish Superserien. Pappas completed 108 of 173 passes for 1,580 yards and a whopping 21 TDs. Behind him in 2nd was Örebro Black Knight’s Trevor Vasey with 1,242 yards and 15 TDs. A distant 3rd was Carlstad’s Timothy Morovick who only played three games before getting hurt. He threw for 515 yards while teammate Albin Forsman threw for 419 yards in replacing him for a couple of games. Finally in 5th is Marlon Alm for the Tyresö Royal Crowns who replaced a departed Phil Juhlin and threw for 417 yards.


Far and away the top rusher in the league was Stockholm’s evasive Oliwer Stedt who rushed for 578 yards and a league best 10 TDs. Well behind him in 2nd was Emil Knutsson of the Royal Crowns with 271 yards while Timmy Göransson of the Black Knights wound up 3rd with 180 yards. Tyresö’s Oliver Lundberg finished 4th with 166 yards while Alexander Segerfeld of the Crusaders came 5th with 113.


The Mean Machines passing attack led the league so it’s not surprising that Stockholm WR Matthew Retzlaff topped all receivers with 687 yards and 9 TDs. Carlstad’s Kevin Börzsei wound up 2nd with 539 yards while Johannes Lindeus of the Black Knights was not far behind in 3rd with 527 yards. Another Stockholm receiver, Johan Hallgren, was 4th with 337 yards while Tyresö’s Edvin Almeida came 5th. He had 277 yards receiving.


Carlstad LB Mattias Eriksson was by far the leading tackler in Sweden with 41.5 in six games. Adam Westin of the Mean Machines had 34 tackles putting him 2nd while Tyresö’s Victor Benerius Frank came 3rd with 27.5 and teammate Richard Liljestrand was right behind in 4th with 26. Jonathan Armendariz of the Black Knights wound up the list in 5th with 25 tackles.

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