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Panthers
Wrocław
35
14 I 0
7 II 0
7 III 7
7 IV 0
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7
Seahawks
Gdynia
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Panthers dominate Seahawks again

Autor: Alex Zarganis Published: 7 Jun 2015 | Comments: 0

If the two regular-season meetings between the clubs are any indication, a matchup of the Topliga's top two seeds in SuperFinal X will be a one-sided affair. The Wrocław Panthers, led by linebacker Joshua Hartigan and his four sacks, once again dominated the Gdynia Seahawks in a 35-7 victory in Wrocław. The Panthers claimed the number-one playoff seed with the win.

 

With each team already assured of hosting a semifinal game and temperatures blistering above the 30-degree mark, several key players sat out on Saturday. The Seahawks were without two of their biggest offensive weapons, star running back Angelo Pease and formal PLFA MVP Sebastian Krzysztofek, while the Panthers missed two of Kyle Israel's favorite targets, Grzegorz Mazur and Dawid Tarczyński.

 

It didn't seem to matter much on the Wrocław side of the football, as Patryk Matkowski picked up the slack with two long touchdown receptions in the first quarter. Israel added to the lead with a 12-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and the dominant Panthers defense held Gdynia off the board in the first half to lead 21-0 in the locker room.

 

Jakub Mazan gave the Seahawks some brief hope with a 56-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter, but Marcus Sims snuffed out that hope with touchdown runs of 5 and 65 yards. Sims now has 18 touchdown runs for the season, good enough for the league lead in that category. Mazan's score was the only blemish on an otherwise perfect performance by the Wrocław defense.

 

The Panthers will be heavy favorites to complete a perfect 2015 regular-season campaign when they host last-place Kozły Poznań on June 13. The Seahawks will finish out their regular season the next day, welcoming Husaria Szczecin to the Tri-Cities. Both teams will host semifinal playoff games on the weekend of June 27-28.

 

UP NEXT

Panthers (9-0): vs. Kozły Poznań (1-8), Saturday, June 13, 12:30 PM

Seahawks (7-2): vs. Husaria Szczecin (4-5), Sunday, June 14, 3:00 PM

Alex Zarganis
a.zarganis@plfa.pl
PLFA Press Bureau

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STANDINGS

Topliga

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