The Schw.Hall Unicorns gave it their all in last nights German Bowl. In front of about 13 thousand at Jahn Sportspark in Berlin the New Yorker Lions had the task of defending their 2013 championship. The game quickly got out of hand for Hall, after a field goal by F.Brenner. The Lions was first put on the scoreboard with a 12 yard TD run by McCants. The Unicorns seemed to not be in this game at all , with one of the leagues best rushing attacks Hall was held to only 48 yards. All 48 racked up by Sims. QB Mark Ehrenfried was a decent 17-28 what killed him was the 3 ints he tossed up to Lion defenders. Lions Tberriault had similar numbers going 18-28 with 0 picks for 210 yards. With only 1 touchdown through the air 6 came by ground. Dave McCants had 3 of those 6 as he had a very productive night with 12 rushes for 56 yards. Mike Andrew added 11 for 36 yards and 2 touchdowns and rushing leader QB Casey Therriault picked up 97 yards on 6 carries and added a td to the mix. The Lions out rushed the Unicors 195 to 48. Dable would be the Lions most productive receiver hauling in 7 catches for 79 yards and a td. Defense would be the dominating factor for the Lions, Homri lead the attack with 7 tackles and a interception. 2 more big interceptions came from Ihi and Lebeau who also had a big fumble recovery. The Lions reached the red zone 7 times and capitalize 7 times all with touchdowns, the Unicorns on the other hand would be 1-1 scoring only a field goal. this year’s German Bowl displayed the strength of the North compared to the South. The Lions have found a formula that works and they’ve continued to build with these same ingredients. And from the looks of things will continue to build. In my opinion if the Lions stay with the same structure they will be champs for the next 3 seasons. Hall is seen as the strongest team in the South Division and they were dominated so the South as a hole must step up the competition. The North Division is a tad bit stronger with teams like Dreaden, Berlin and Kiel all being strong competitors. This offseason will be big in terms of what teams do to compete with the Lions in 2015.
The New Yorker Lions are the defending champs of the GFL and has stormed through the GFL regular season and the playoffs with ease heading into German Bowl 36 in Berlin. They led the league in just about every category like scoring offense, scoring defense, overall defense,rushing defense and including perhaps the most important of all turn-overs which the Lions lead also. The Lions created twice as many turnovers as the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns who finished 2nd.Hall got off to a slow start this season added a new system to the team as well as having key injuries to top performers.
The Unicorns got back on track after the break once every one got healthy. Relaying on workhorse Marcus Sims Hall took off on a 14 game win streak and Sims was a very big part racking up 170 yards a game. Schwabisch Hall is a very fundelmental team that execute plays better than anyone. But Sims and his gound force may have a hard time facing a front 7 most see as the best in Europe. But the Lions back end my have their hands full with Hall’s Wr’s Will Powell and 6’7 Aurieus Adeqbesan who is seen as a mismath for any DB he faces.
The offense of the Lions has also been one to fear this season led by QB Casey Therriault who makes things happen. Casey is a persetion passer that puts the ball on point and with one of the most feared Wr duo’s in th GFL with the French connection Niklas Romer and Anthony Dable. The Lions also have one of the best backfeilds in all of Europe with Sven Rsemann a good all around back, Michael Andrew the best that pounds at the D and then quick and shifty Dave McCants. This will be a game you dont want to miss so tune in Saturday and 6pm German time 12noon(EST) to Eurosport and Eurosport2.
High voltage is expected on June 28th as Dresden trys to take down unbeaten Braunscchweig!! After a 17-10 loss in early May they are fired up and ready to shake up the North. The Lions have a very full plate and some arent sure if they can eat so much this season but they will compete in the Euro Bowl on July 19th at 14hr in Berlin. The best shot to have this rematch would be for them to win the north. in the last 16 years the point winner in the end always was one of the 2 teams in the GB. Former North power the Kiel Canes will face the Dusseldorf Panthers in the EFL for a place in the final of the 2nd EU competition.
One of the sports highlights of the year in the state capital Magdeburg, Deutsch Bowl 2011 is coming closer. On 8 October 2011 meet the best German-American football teams in the MDCC-Arena and are looking for the new German champion. Advance ticket sales is already in full swing and, in these days thanks to the support of some partners to be optimized.
So the tickets available now at all primary voice service centers, the beaver-ticket hotline, and are purchased through Magdeburg-tourist. The tickets for the 33rd German Bowl are on sale at prices starting at € 10.00, € 5.00 for children Tickets available. Furthermore, the organizer offers the opportunity to buy tickets to conveniently print @ home from home.
On http://www.magdeburg-tourist.de there are inexpensive bundle deals on an entertaining Deutsch Bowl weekend in the state capital Magdeburg. Starting at € 44.00 this attractive package with an overnight stay, admission and a guided tour of Magdeburg are offered. Here is the ideal opportunity for the Germany-wide football community is offered to meet the host city and spend an eventful weekend in the state capital of Saxony-Anhalt.