The Ancona Dolphins looking to be a force in the IFL


The Dolphins Ancona have finally unveiled the cards for 2015, three aces teams will face next season. First the change at the helm. Roberto Rotelli, as announced at the end of last season will no longer be the head coach. The Dolphins has opted for a coach from overseas. “We want to change pace, invest in a long-term project aimed at making the boys better – explains Leonardo Lombardi, president of the Ancona Dolphins – We decided to hire a coach that’s dedicated full-time to follow every athlete not only in the field, but also off the field, in the gym, video room, in individual sessions. The choice fell on Daniel Levy, 30, a young coach, motivated, but at the same time has a great international experience, having trained in the US, Europe and Brazil, thus understands the dynamics of non-professional football. In addition, Levy applies exactly the same philosophies of game that we have marked in recent years, both on offense and defense, then the change will not be a reversal. ” Along with the new HC Levy, the company has been unleashed on the market for American players. The attack will be led by Luke Zahradka, 24, the New York quarterback played at Bentley University (Div. II) and with 2 years experience in Europe. One year in Germany (Kirchdorf Wildcats) and one year in France with Amiens Spartiates, Zahradka has a roadmap very positive, with a total of 16 victories in Europe, 3 losses and 1 draw. A further advantage is the sufficient knowledge of the Italian language, he will get a short Italian citizenship because his mother is originally from Pescara. Zahradka as quarterback provided us with with a strong arm and despite the tonnage can be mobile on the field. He also has a vision for the game. The other American player is an athlete of exceptional standard, with a history as a professional. Nic Harris, 28, coming from Louisiana, played in college for the prestigious Oklahoma Sooners, in Div. 1 FBS. After college career was selected to the NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, where he played 15 games and a year later went to the Carolina Panthers, 15 presence with them. Harris is a versatile player, initially deployed as a free safety in college, it was then moved to the role of outside linebacker, where he played his years as a professional. Impressive stats: Oklahoma Harrris has racked up 51 appearances, 233 tackles, 20 tackles for loss of yards opponents, 6.5 sack against the opposing quarterback, 21 balloons deflettati, seven interceptions, six fumble caused the attack opponent. Numbers that have won him the choice on lap 5 of the NFL draft. Among professionals Harris has played in all 30 games, collecting 67 tackles and 1.5 sacks. A strong player, fast, versatile, able both to hit near the line of scrimmage is to protect the field in the deepest areas. In short, the premises for a period of great adrenaline are all there. Good season!


GFL Week 11

Gdynia Seahawks take home the PLFA Championship!

Today was Kickoff for the 2014 Polish Super Bowl. The Wroclaw Panthers and Gdynia Seahawks opened their seasons in Gdynia, Poland this season so it’s only right that they close it there too.The Panthers were formerly the Giants and are the defending champions, while the Seahawks won the title two years ago. But the former Champs have not played like champs today.Even tho they have a potent offense the Panthers have had a hard time getting this going. The Panthers Offensively wanted to rely on last year’s SuperFinal MVP running back Jamal Schulters but he wasnt the same MVP from last years SuperFinal. Eaton, Battle and Rut and crew had pretty much a long day trying to stop Ogun and his All star QB Lance Kriesen. Neither squad could mount a serious drive until Ogun finally broke out midway through the second quarter, scampering 30 yards for the game’s first touchdown.In the third quarter, the Seahawks pulled away scoring three straight touchdowns. Quarterback Lance Kriesien took the team’s second touchdown in himself from seven yards out to extend Gdynia’s lead to 14-6. Then Ogun really stepped up, first scoring on a 16 yard run, and then two series later from 24 yards out to give the Seahawks an almost insurmountable 28-6 lead.

But Wroclaw came back as Dziedzic began finding his receivers. Late in the quarter, always-dangerous receiver Grzegorz Mazur hauled in a 24 yard touchdown pass to close the gap to 28-12.
The Panthers mounted a furious comeback as Mark Philmore hauled in a nine yard touchdown pass from Bartosz Dziedzic and the score was 35-18. Tunde Ogun scored his fourth touchdown extending the lead to 41-18, but Wroclaw kept coming as running back Jamal Schulters, who had been kept in check by the Seahawks, finally found the end zone for a 13 yard touchdown. Then Tomasz Dziedzic caught a 17 yard touchdown pass from Bartosz Dziedzic and the score was now 42-31 with time left on the clock.

The Seahawks stymied the Panthers comeback the rest of the way though and took home the trophy. As mentioned, with his four touchdowns Tunde Ogun was named game MVP.


Overtime Win for the Vikings !!!


This football weekend was a wild one,with the first ever overtime in Austrian Bowl history, the Vienna Vikings lasted in a shoot outwith a 24-17 victory over arch rival the Swarco Raiders. With a large an enthusiastic crowd looking on in St. Pölten. This is the 13th time the Vikings have hoisted the cup, and the third time in a row against the Raiders.

The Vikings opened the game tentatively though, failing to convert a fourth and one on the Raider 44 yardline. Raiders quarterback John Van den Raadt and national team star running back Andreas Hofbauer time and again found the soft spots in the Vikings defensive line until Van den Raadt found Clemens Erslbacher wide open in the end zone for a 12 yard touchdown. Erslbacher also added the extra point giving Swarco a 7-0 lead.

The Vikings again struggled on offense as quarterback Chris Gross was having trouble finding any of his receivers. Vikings kicker Christopher Kappel missed a 48 yard field goal handing Swarco decent field position again. This time the Vikings’ defense stiffened though and three plays later picked off Van den Raadt at the Raider 43 giving Vienna great field position.

With only four plays Gross hit Laurinho Walch from 14 yards out to even the score at seven 7-7 with just over two minutes left in the first quarter. Then on the ensuing Raiders drive, Van den Raadt fumbled the ball at midfield and again Vienna had a short field to work with. However, they didn’t need it as Gross threw to Stefan Postel for a 51 yard major and Vienna took the lead 14-7.

The Raiders, starting from their own 17 yard line, mounted a nine-play 83 yard drive culminating in a three-yard touchdown run by Clemens Erslbacher evening the score at 14-14. Neither team could move the ballwell for the remainder of the first half and the score remained tied at the break.

Swarco’s first play from scrimmage in the 3rd quarter, Van den Raadt threw his third interception of the night and the Vikings capitalized driving the ball to the Raider 16 and Christopher Kappel kicked a 33 yard field goal to give Vienna the lead 17-14.

Taking the ball from their own 32, Swarco then methodically began marching the ball down the field with Van den Raadt and Hofbauer doing most of the damage. Finally stopped at the Viking 19, the Raiders looked to Clemens Erlsbacher again and he made no mistake kicking a 36 yard field goal and the game was tied again. By this time, Erlsbacher had accounted for all of Swarco’s points.

As the fourth quarter progressed, this became a stinging, physical defensive battle. Neither team could penetrate the red zone until the Raiders drove down to the Vikings seven yard line only to see Erlsbacher cough the ball up. Vienna could not capitalize and the half ended 17-17.

But not before the referees had to make themselves visible tossing Viking defensive lineman H. Zipfelmayer for accidentally bumping into one of the officials. This happened with seven seconds left in the national championship game and it could have been decisive had the Raiders been able to convert.

In overtime, the Vikings struck first as Gross finally found a rhythm hitting three of four passes until Islaam Amadu took the ball in from four yards out for the score. The Raiders could not respond and the Vikings earned their third title in a row winning 24-17.


Vikings dominate in Silver Bowl win!!!


In front of 1,150 spectators at the NV arena the easy favorite Vikings was no match as the won clear with 49:20 against the Carinthian Lions. It’s the sixth overall Silver Bowl victory for the Vikings, who also won in the years 2004 to 2008, five titles in a row . Add to that in the second division in 1984 the Silver Bowl of the second division. Also is a “Perfect Season” at ten games of the season and ten wins for the Vikings2.

Already at halftime led the Vikings lead with 28:14 and built the lead after the half. The Lions had primarily no offense and had to endure the superiority of the Vikings team that consists in large part of junior players.

The most outstanding player for the Vikings was Running Back Alexander Hertel (178 rushing yards, two touchdowns), quarterback Alexander Thury . The junior, who this year even was allowed to sniff Bundesliga air, fit for 358 yards and three touchdowns addition there were 37 running yards and a fourth touchdown of the game maker.

New BIG6 League to Jump Off In 2014


BIG6 European Football League starts in 2014!  2014 marks a new era for American Football in Europe. The six strongest club teams of the old continent have formed a league to play the highest class Pan-European Football competition possible. The unprecedented level of competition in the BIG6 European Football League will allow the most experienced and successful club teams to single out their new champion.The BIG6 European Football League combines the six most prominent clubs in Europe: the four EFL semi-finalists of recent years and the two German Bowl finalists of 2013:-Raiffeisen Vikings-Swarco Raiders Tirol-Calanda Broncos-Berlin Adler-New Yorker Lions-Dresden MonarchsSince 2009 none of these teams has lost a game in European competitions, except in direct duels with each other. The last eleven Eurobowls since 2003 have been won by teams now belonging to the Big 6 Europe, no other team even made it to the EFL final games in the last six seasons.Selection of ParticipantsIn contrast to other competitions that try to include as many teams from different countries as possible the BIG6 European Football League is designed as an invitational tournament. No game should have a clear underdog. Every game should electrify fans and athletes and form a highlight in the game calendar of the BIG6 teams.The founders of the new competition, which includes aside from the six participating teams also their governing federations from Germany, Austria and Switzerland have chosen the teams participating for 2014. As soon as other teams are competitive on this level it is planned to increase the number of participants.The regular EFL with a championship game called EFL-Bowl will coexist under the governance of EFAF.Increased Organisational CooperationAside from the challenges on the field the teams and federations participating want to cooperate in marketing efforts in order to make football more visible all over Europe. The BIG6 European Football League should become the spearhead of European Football helping to attract wider public attention.But not only on the sportive side these six clubs are dominating European American football: As in case of the Raiffeisen Vikings, Swarco Raiders or New York Lions the Club’s names already show long-term corporate partnerships. All teams have proven management skills, draw the largest attendance figures in Europe and are in the focus of national and international media. The Big6 Europe aim to bundle their past and upcoming achievements and management power to promote the sports of American Football throughout Europe.BIG6 European Football LeagueThe league will be played in a yearly format. It is split into two groups. The winners of the two groups will extend the long tradition of European Championship games by playing in Eurobowl XXVIII.For 2014 the following games are set:Group A -May 17./18.th – New Yorker Lions vs. Raiffeisen Vikings Vienna – in Brunswick German Champion vs. Austrian Champion -May 3rd – Dresden Monarchs vs. New Yorker Lions – in DresdenRematch for Germanbowl 2013 -June 15th – Raiffeisen Vikings Vienna vs. Dresden Monarchs – in ViennaThe reigning Eurobowl Champion versus the newcomerGroup B -13. April – Calanda Broncos vs. Swarco Raiders Tirol – in GraubündenRematch for Eurobowl Semifinals 2013 -17. May – Berlin Adler vs. Calanda Broncos – in Berlin”Hauptstadt”-football versus Suisse Champion-14. June – Swarco Raiders Tirol vs. Berlin Adler – in InnsbruckRematch for Eurobowl XXVThe championship game “Eurobowl XXVIII” between the winners of both groups will take place on the weekend July 19./20th

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Team USA 3 Year vet Rob Washington !!

A.J Springer to call signals for Rams in 13″

In the last two years, it was Kyle Simmons, who stood as the Nuremberg Rams quarterback available and it made a very good job. This season, from the beginning comes a new playmaker , according to the expectations of the GFL 2 teams even is just a tad bit better. At least point out the view of the leaders his achievements in his senior year as a college player down.

Anthony James Springer, or A.J. as he is called, was the MVP last Aztec Bowl on 14/12/2012 with the All Star Team “All American Eagles” in Mexico and played in Div.III College Sul Ross in Texas. There, he scored in ten games and 748 Rushing 3192 passing yards. He led a series of successful attack of school history and contributed a total of six times in the record books of the Sul Ross Lobos. In addition to the 3,192 passing yards, inter alia meant Passing a percentage of .684, a new top brand. There were also 34 touchdown passes in the 2012 season and some records for individual games. James is after Jamaal Jonas the second player from the United States, this year to wear a Nuremberg Rams jersey.

Rams ink Jonas for 2013 season!!!!

The first official news for the Nuremberg Rams is Jamaal Jonas. Jonas can already look back on several years of experience playing in Germany, last played with the Saarland Steelers.As a Steeler Jonas played Fs and also took on the role as QB for a few games,where he helped lead them to a 10-0 record.Previously, he played with the Marburg Mercenaries, Weinheim Loghorns and Kaiserslautern Pikes. Jonas is a very experienced player and will play CB for the Rams defensive.