Wroclaw Panthers Capture Title in Poland In Dominating Style

The Wroclaw Panthers finally won the Polish championship title dominating the Gdynia Seahawks en route to a 56-13 drubbing of the defending champions.

This was the third straight championship game between these two teams and the first win by the Panthers.

As a crowd of 5,300 looked on at Stadion Miejski in Białystok and a national television audience watched, the Panthers took charge early in the Superfinal and never looked back.

Wroclaw amassed 518 yards in offense in an overwhelming performance. Panthers quarterback EJ White threw two touchdown passes and ran one in himself to earn game MVP honors while running back Ricky Stevens rushed for 150 yards and four touchdowns.

Wroclaw took a 14-0 first quarter lead on touchdowns by Tomasz Dziedzic and Patryka Matkowskiego. The rout continued in the second quarter as Ricky Stevens, Viktor Zięby and EJ White added three more, all on the ground.

The Seahawks were reeling and only found the end zone late in the third after Stevens had increased the lead to 49-0. Terrance Owens connected with Jacob Mazan for a 55 yard score.

Ricky Stevens picked up his fourth major late in the game before Gdynia scored late to make the final 56-13.

Panthers head coach Nick Johansen was estatic:

“These guys made a statement in this game. We lost last year’s final to the Seahawks and they did not want to lose another one like that. Gdynia is a great team but today we found a way to dominate and play a full 48 minutes. I could not be prouder of this team.”

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