“The(Berlin) Adler played lights out in one of the toughest stadium in Europe.
Germany’s Berlin Adler spoiled the chances of Europe’s top ranked Swarco Raiders from making the Big6 European final by beating them 18-10 in the tough confines of Innsbruck’s stadium. A crowd of 6,000 looked on as Berlin ground out a defense-first battle. Both defenses ruled the evening and both were sparkling, filled with playmakers. For a first hand look check out the full GAMEFILM and the end of this recap.
Berlin’s bend-don’t-break defense held star Raider running back Andreas Hofbauer to just 65 yards rushing on 14 carries. They did have trouble bottling up quarterback John van den Radt though, who scampered for a total of 146 yards and scored Swarco’s lone touchdown. Adler quarterback Darius Outlaw completed 14 of 23 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown, his favorite target being Glen McKay who led all receivers catching seven passes for 163 yards and a touchdown. Swarco quarterback van den Raadt was 15 of 32 for 157 yards and receiver Kyle Callahan was his favorite target with seven receptions for 112 yards.
Berlin Adler defensive coordinator Jag Bal:
“My guys played their hearts out today in the toughest stadium in Europe. I am so proud of them. They would not quit.”