PLFA I Week 4 Recaps

Autor: Alex Zarganis Published: 11 May 2016 | Comments: 0

Tychy Falcons 50, Krakow Kings 26 (in Krakow)

The juggernaut that is the Tychy Falcons offense continued to roll on Saturday, putting up 50 points for a third consecutive week in a 50-26 romp over the Krakow Kings. Keith Ray and LaParish Lewis recorded three touchdowns apiece in the victory, which leaves the Falcons alone at 3-0 at the top of the PLFA I North Division standings. The Kings, meanwhile, have now lost three straight after winning their season opener.

Ray threw three touchdown passes to complement his three rushing scores, amazingly giving him the PLFA I lead in both categories. Filip Mościcki played well in defeat, scoring twice on the ground and throwing for a late touchdown to Szymon Wesołowski. Mościcki's 6-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter cut the Tychy halftime lead to 26-12, but Lewis and Ray each scored in the second half to extend the lead to 42-12 early in the fourth quarter.

Warsaw Dukes 48, Szczecin Cougars 0 (in Ząbki)

The Warsaw Dukes made it three wins in a row to start the 2016 season, beating the Szczecin Cougars 48-0 on Sunday in Ząbki. The Cougars, now 0-3, have yet to score a single point and have given up over 40 points in each of their three defeats. The Dukes surpassed that mark in the first half alone, piling up 35 points in the opening quarter and coasting the rest of the way.

Avery Neloms and Jason Livingston each had two rushing touchdowns in the first quarter. Livingston's runs both came from 16 yards out, while Neloms recorded scores of 14 and 46 yards. Grzegorz Kaczmarek matched the two Americans in the second quarter with his second touchdown run, a 42-yarder. Krzysztof Ufnal finished the scoring in the fourth quarter by hauling in a 20-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Marcin Łojewski.

Łódzkie Wilki 33, Sopot Seahawks 7 (in Sopot)

The Łódzkie Wilki won for the first time this season on Sunday, taking down the home Sopot Seahawks 33-7. The result leaves both teams tied for third place in the PLFA I North Division, with records of 1-2. The Wilki scored the game's first 33 points before Sopot finally got on the board with a defensive score late in the game.

Borys Bednarek opened the scoring with his first touchdown run of the year, a 40-yarder. Adam Durma tacked on a field goal to make it 10-0 after a quarter, and a short Rafał Zapart touchdown run upped the lead to 17-0 at the intermission. David Parkinson and Damian Waszczyk each had fourth-quarter touchdown runs for the Seahawks, giving Sopot four different players with rushing scores in the ballgame.

AZS Silesia Rebels 42, Lublin Tytani 18 (in Lublin)

The AZS Silesia Rebels spoiled the home opener for the Lublin Tytani on Sunday, erasing an early deficit with 35 unanswered points on their way to a 42-18 victory. The win keeps the Rebels in contention for a playoff spot in the PLFA I South Division race, while the Tytani will have to take consolation in the fact that the 24-point defeat was their closest game in a season that has yet to see them find the winner's circle.

Lublin led 6-0 after Antwan Wallace's 20-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter, but Michal Krzelowski responded with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Tomasz Nowak to give Silesia a 7-6 lead. Nowak would score again later in the quarter to make it 21-6, and Marcus Ruffin recorded a pair of touchdown runs in the second quarter to increase the advantage to 35-6. Wallace scored again for the Tytani in the fourth quarter, but a late Michał Janusz touchdown run dashed any hopes of a comeback.

Alex Zarganis
PLFA Press Bureau