PLFA I Week 6 Recaps

Autor: Alex Zarganis Published: 24 May 2016 | Comments: 0

Warsaw Dukes 48, Sopot Seahawks 18 (in Ząbki)

The Warsaw Dukes proved on Saturday evening that their 27-point road win over the Sopot Seahawks earlier this season was no fluke, completing the season sweep with a 48-18 victory in Ząbki. Avery Neloms continued his domination of the PLFA I North Division, racking up five touchdowns in the second quarter alone to go along with a 20-yard touchdown run early in the game. The Dukes, now 4-1, kept pace with the Wrocław Outlaws in the race for first place in the North.

Konrad Mariański was on the receiving end of three touchdown passes, while Bartłomiej Rot hauled in a pair of his own. The Dukes led 39-6 at halftime, an advantage that grew to 46-6 in the third quarter when Dawid Wieckiewicz ran for a short touchdown. The Seahawks made the final score a bit more respectable with late touchdown runs by Kamil Kowalik and Bartosz Chojecki, although Filip Stański provided the final highlight when he intercepted Sopot's final two-point conversion attempt and ran it back 100 yards.

Krakow Kings 26, Lublin Tytani 0 (in Lublin)

The Krakow Kings ended a three-game losing streak on Sunday, taking care of business against the winless Tytani with a 26-0 victory. The win kept the Kings alive in the hunt for a spot in the PLFA I playoffs, although they still have plenty of work to do in this regard thanks to their record of 2-3. Meanwhile, with no wins in five games this year, the Tytani are in grave danger of being relegated to PLFA II for the 2017 season.

Michał Dybowicz's 9-yard touchdown run in the first quarter gave the Kings all the points they would need to notch their eighth consecutive win over the Tytani. Krakow added 13 points in the second quarter on a Jarosław Baran touchdown reception and a pair of field goals, and Dybowicz nailed the coffin in the fourth quarter with another rushing score. Krakow still faces an uphill climb to make the playoffs, however, as they currently sit beneath three teams in the South Division standings.

Wrocław Outlaws 62, Szczecin Cougars 0 (in Szczecin)

The Wrocław Outlaws shut out the Cougars for the second time this season on Sunday, traveling to Szczecin and coming away with an easy 62-0 victory. It was the fifth consecutive shutout loss for the Cougars, who have given up 49.8 points per game this season and appear headed for relegation to PLFA II in 2017. The undefeated Outlaws, meanwhile, recorded their third shutout win of the year, and remain atop the PLFA I North Division. Wrocław is a game ahead of the 4-1 Warsaw Dukes.

Dawid Jędrasik had a huge game for the Outlaws, opening the scoring with an 80-yard touchdown run. He added a 22-yarder later in the first quarter to give Wrocław a 22-0 lead, before topping off an impressive first half with a 95-yard punt return. Jarosław Stopczyński added two touchdown runs as the Outlaws built a 38-0 halftime lead, while Mariusz Górecki's 80-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter made it 62-0 and gave the Outlaws the largest margin of victory in PLFA I play this year.

Alex Zarganis
PLFA Press Bureau