Jun 15th 16:45, by Tim Hanswillemenke

Saturday Recap – Rhein Fire stuns Musketeers, Vikings win thriller

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Jun 15th 16:45, by Tim Hanswillemenke

Saturday Recap – Rhein Fire stuns Musketeers, Vikings win thriller

Rhein Fire (3-1) AT Paris Musketeers (2-1)

The Rhein Fire came away with a win. But this win was not a clean one. What is going on with the Rhein Fire passing attack? Quarterback Jadrian Clark had another tough day at the office with several misplaced throws and questionable decisions that led to turnovers and incompletions. His receiver also did not help him with several crucial drops. But British running back Glen Toonga was the one who kept the Rhein Fire offense alive with over 150 rushing yards in the first half alone. He ended the game with over 200 rushing yards, over 50 receiving yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The Paris Musketeers had some issues themselves which hindered them to stay undefeated this season. Their defense had troubles to stop the Rhein Fire’s rushing attack with Toonga at the helm while their offense struggled in general to move the ball in crucial situations. The fourth-down that ended in an incompletion with four minutes remaining deemed to be crucial and was the neck-breaker for the Musketeers and their mission to stay undefeated.

It was a game on eye-level which ended up as a 19-14 victory for Rhein Fire to stay go 3-1 into Week 5!


Madrid Bravos (3-0) AT Cologne Centurions (1-2)

The Madrid Bravos stay undefeated after a great game in Cologne, Germany, against the Centurions! With a final score of 35-24 against the Centurions, the Spanish franchise heads undefeated into Week 5. 

Brittish running back Dwayne Obi ran over the German franchise with several big runs. Former Wroclaw Panthers quarterback Steven Duncan was sharp in his first game with the Spanish franchise with touchdown passes and a great looking passing offense in general ending up with over 300 passing yards. However, the Cologne Centurions were in this game until the very end with nice try for a fourth-quarter comeback which fell short. 

German running back Gerald Ameln also shined in this game as the rushing leader of the day. Let's see what both teams can come up with in Week 5. But for now, the Centurions find themselves with negative record at 0.333 and the Bravos staying undefeated after Week 4. 


Helvetic Mercenaries (0-3) AT Barcelona Dragons (2-2)

The Barcelona Dragons got away in a close game! The winless Helvetic Mercenaries did not manage to win their first game of the season in Spain today. Although the Mercaneries managed to produce more passing and rushing yards, the Dragons were more effecitve when it came to points on the scoreboard. Both quarterback, Levi Lewis and Carlton Aiken Jr., did not manage to surpass the 200 passing yards in this defensive showdown. But Aiken Jr. produced over 100 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground which made him the most important player on the field for the Swiss franchise. 

The Barcelona Dragons were the team to score more points. With a rushing touchdown by the Dragons quarterback Levi Lewis, the Dragons also leaned heavily on their signal caller. With a last minute field goal try by the Mercenaries that went wide left, the Dragons secured the win with a turnover on downs with under one minute left in the fourth quarter. The Dragons two wins this season now both come against the Mercenaries. 

Berlin Thunder (2-2) AT Vienna Vikings (4-0)

The Berlin Thunder lost a close game in which they were the team in the lead for the majority of the matchup. With 16 points in two fourth-quarter (touchdowns with two two-points conversions) by the Vikings, the Austrian team got rolling late in the game and secured the victory. Their last touchdown even marked their first game of the entire game with just over three minutes left in the game. 

Berlin Thunder quarterback Jakeb Sullivan played a great game but held the ball too long on different plays that resulted into sacks by the Vikings defense. But his performance with over 250 passing yards and two passing touchdowns against the Vienna Vikings shows what type of quarterback he is. 

The Vienna Vikings had to rely on their new quarterback Shelton Eppler with Ben Holmes on injured reserve. And Eppler delivered. He started out slow but showed his great deep throw twice with the two late touchdowns against the Thunder defense. 


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