After a very evenly matched game between the 9th and 10th ranked teams in Europe no. 9 ultimately came out on top as the Thonon Black Panthers beat the Copenhagen Towers 19-7 in the EFAF Cup semifinal on Saturday, June 15th.
In football the adage “Bend, but don’t break” is a classic. Essentially it means that you can allow your opponent to move the ball, but never allow him to break a big play.
This Saturday, June 15th, the Towers will play the Black Panthers in Thonon-les-Bains. For those who cannot make the trip to France, don’t despair: The game will be shown live online on Panthers TV.
Tired legs after a long bus ride to Horsens seemed to affect the Towers in the first half against the Stallions, but at the end of the day the Towers came away 47-6 winners and thus improved to 5-0 for the season.
After having reviewed applications by the Black Panthers as well as the Towers, EFAF awarded home field advantage in the EFAF Cup semifinal to the Thonon-les-Bains Black Panthers. The Towers are going on a road trip…!
The Black Panthers may have won the first contest, but that only means that the Towers have all the more motivation to win the next contest; The one that will take place on the Black Panthers’ field in eastern France on Saturday June 15th at 18.00 (6 p.m.) local time.
Ending a brutal stretch of six straight weeks with a game, the Towers put the team’s depth to good use and rolled to a convincing 49-6 win over the Esbjerg Hurricanes.
Explosive WR Aske Troen found the endzone three times for an astounding second straight week. Twice the ball was delivered by QB JR Artozqui, while the third came from QB Christian Lisby.
While stats from the early days of Towers’ history are hard to come by, legendary Towers WRs and DAFF Hall of Famers Jens Bo Fraek and Kim Ewé, when asked, could not think of anyone who has ever caught three TDs in consecutive games before: “I’ve been lucky enough to have been in the endzone three times in consecutive games, but that was as a RB and thus they were both receiving and rushing TDs,” Fraek said.
In a eagerly awaited clash of two unbeaten teams the Towers quickly pulled away enroute to a convincing 41-16 win over arch rivals and nemeses Søllerød Gold Diggers.
Lately our game reviews have focused on the success of the running game. This time, however, there is no getting around QB JR Artozqui, who had an absolutely stellar day at his Gentofte office.
Just over two weeks ago the Towers earned a berth in the EFAF Cup semifinals on June 15th or 16th by beating the London Blitz. This past weekend saw the Thenon les Bains Black Panthers of France earn a berth opposite the Towers.