Timbó Rex, São José Istepôs Win & Advance to Santa Catarina Bowl X

Last weekend the Catarinense Championship came to an end after five rounds, Timbó Rex and São José Istepôs guaranteed theirs spots in SC Bowl X.

Timbo Rex v. Criciúma Miners

T-Rex finished the regular season as the best team. Photo Geraldo Takanage

T-Rex finished the regular season as the best team. Photo Geraldo Takanage

On Saturday, April 16th, league leader T-Rex easily won against the Criciúma Miners 63-0 at the Sports Complex in Timbó.

Due to heavy rains that have battered the region of Vale do Itajaí, both teams stuck mostly to the running game. And, as the Miners were reduced roster, the T-Rex squad used the full force of running backs #20 Douglas, #23 Clair José, #10 Black and tight end #43 Breno Takahashi to overcome the defense of Criciúma.

Highlights: Timbo Rex v. Criciúma Miners

São José Istepôs v. Joinville Gladiators

#46 JP Ramos helped Istepôs to got a spot in SC Bowl. Photo Geraldo Takanage

#46 JP Ramos helped Istepôs to get a spot in SC Bowl. Photo Geraldo Takanage

On Sunday, April 17th, in a duel to set the second team in contention for an appearance in the Santa Catarina Bowl, the Istepôs of Sao Jose defeated Joinville Gladiators by 34-29, at a match that took place at Forquilhão College Field in São José.

Without its defensive star player, the linebacker of national team Brasil Onças #59 Gerson Santos, Istepôs felt the strength of Joinville with quarterback #10 Bernardo Werner. However, even without it’s main star, the alvirrubro club (white and red in English) won thanks to the strong running of #46 JP Ramos, who scored three of the five touchdowns for the team of São José.

Highlights:São José Istepôs v. Joinville Gladiators

Catarinense Championship – Standings

Pos Team Win Loss PF PA NET
TimboRexMini Timbó Rex 4 0 176 32 144
CuritibaGuardianSaintsMini São José Istepôs 3 1 93 82 11
ParanaHPMini Itapema White Sharks 2 2 104 101 3
NorteParanaMini Joinville Gladiators 1 3 93 133 -40
FozdoIguacuBlackSharksMini Criciúma Miners 0 4 35 153 -118

Santa Catarina Bowl X

The Federação Catarinense de Futebol Americano (FCFA) and the management group of the Santa Catarina league announced that the SC Bowl will be held on May 30th at Sports Center Bernardo Werner in Blumenau.

Journalist at Futebol Americano Brasil and American Football International. Post graduated in Digital Journalism at Famecos/PUCRS. Former multimedia producer of Locast Project MIT/USA. Former player of Porto Alegre Pumpkins.