The SWARCO Raiders of Austria, the sister-team of The NFL Oakland Raiders, have begun play in the BIG6 European Football League with big a win. The Raiders celebrated a 40-17 victory over the Calanda Broncos this past weekend.
This was the Raiders second win against this team from Switzerland on the European stage. It also marked their first road win in a European competition in 7 years. They will host the Berlin Adler in their second group game on June 14.
Raiders head coach Shuan Fatah was pumped about the outcome: “It was a very good game. For the most part we were able to execute our game plan. We also forced four turnovers. It was a very accomplished afternoon. I think we can make some noise in the BIG6”.
QB John van den Raadt threw 4 touchdown passes and completed 16 of 37 passes for 273 yards. In his first game as a receiver for the Raiders WR Kyle Callahan caught 8 passes for 153 yards and 2 touchdowns. WR/K Clemens Erlsbacher scored 20 points. He caught 3 passes for 78 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The defense also had a very nice outing, forcing four turnovers. DB Arno Andreas intercepted two passes. DB/RB DJ Wolfe also picked off a pass in his debut!