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Seahawks stun Eagles late

Autor: Alex Zarganis Published: 19 May 2015 | Comments: 0

The Gdynia Seahawks and the visiting Warsaw Eagles put on another good show on Sunday in Gdynia, where Gdynia's 28-27 victory gave them a three-game winning streak in Poland's longest running rivalry. Micah Brown scored the winning touchdown with just 15 seconds remaining to complete a 13-point second-half comeback for the Seahawks. 

With the win, the Seahawks are now virtually assured of hosting a playoff game, as they hold a two-game lead and the tiebreaker over the two teams currently tied for third place. The Eagles are one of those teams, and if they can fend off the hot Białystok Lowlanders for the third seed, they could potentially get a rematch with Gdynia in the Topliga semifinals. 

The Eagles led 7-0 after a quarter on a 22-yard touchdown reception by Charles McCrea, but a Micah Brown touchdown run that came after a conversion on 4th-and-13 tied the game early in the second. Warsaw regained the lead before halftime on a short touchdown run by Andre Whyte. 

Whyte scored again on the other side of halftime to put the Eagles up by two scores, but Angelo Pease ran the ensuing kickoff back 82 yards for a score to make it 19-14 in favor of Warsaw. Herbert Lee Bynes then threw his second touchdown pass of the game to make it 27-14, before Pease closed the gap to 27-20 with a 9-yard touchdown run. Pease was injured late in the game and did not return. 

Time ticked down quickly in the fourth quarter, and things looked grim for Gdynia as they still trailed 27-20 with Warsaw holding the football. The Eagles had it deep in their own end, however, and the Seahawks managed to pin them back for a safety that not only gave them 2 points, but also the football. Brown finished off the final drive with a 1-yard touchdown run that gave the Seahawks their first and only lead of the ballgame. 

The Eagles are still in a relatively comfortable position to secure a playoff spot, despite the fact that their next opponent will be the undefeated Wrocław Panthers. The Eagles, who will host the Panthers on May 24, lost to Wrocław 37-14 earlier in the year. The Seahawks should have an easier time of it in their next game, at last-place Kozły Poznań on that same day. 

Seahawks (6-1): at Kozły Poznań (1-6), Sunday, May 24, 3:00 PM
Eagles (4-3): vs. Wrocław Panthers (7-0), Sunday, May 24, 2:00 PM

Alex Zarganis
PLFA Press Bureau

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p. TEAM G W/L +/- Pts.
1. Panthers 10 10/0 390 20
2. Seahawks 10 8/2 109 16
3. Lowlanders 10 7/3 111 14
4. Eagles 10 6/4 70 12
5. Husaria 10 4/6 -49 8
6. Steelers 10 3/7 -188 6
7. Sharks 10 1/9 -208 2
8. Kozły 10 1/9 -235 2