Making a statement to the entire league on an emotional and historic day at Gentofte Stadum, the Towers hammered the Triangle Razorbacks 32-6 in an eagerly awaited rematch of Mermaid Bowl XXV.
Re-integrating players returning home from overseas stays and injuries, topping up your roster with U19 players and taking play-calls from an interim offensive coordinator would not appear as the best way to enter the grudge match against the Razorbacks.
As it turns out, it was more than enough.
Two unbeaten teams, one with the thirst of revenge, face off on Gentofte Stadium on Saturday. The winner will be in the drivers seat – or on the throne – for the top spot in the National League.
When the Razorbacks visit the Towers on Saturday it will be the first meeting between the two teams since last season’s Mermaid Bowl – a game that the Towers won. The Razorbacks are a team with a winning tradition and they will surely do all they can to come out on top in this re-match.
While Towers hearts over the past 24 years have beaten fondly for our cozy stadium, only few would call Gentofte Sportspark state-of-the-art. That is about to change, when demolition crews move in over the summer.
After going 0-2 in the IFAF European Champions League an injury-ridden Towers team headed to Aarhus to square off against the undefeated Tigers. In Aarhus, Quarterback J.R. Artozqui lit up the Tiger defense as he put up five touchdowns and led the Towers to a 20-42 victory.
Without a win in the month of May, the Towers headed to Aarhus with their minds set on getting back on track. But it was the Tigers who opened the score as QB Mathias Lilhauge drove down the field and found WR Frederik Oldenburg for a 22-yard score down the right sideline. After a nervous start to the game the Towers stepped up their game.
In a hard fought battle the purple army could not capitalize on their opportunities, and thus the Black Knights from Örebro completed the Swedish invasion by handing the Towers a 20-30 loss.
For the second time in as many games the Danish champions from Copenhagen Towers came up short against a strong Swedish opponent. In the last game in this year’s IFAF European Champions League the Towers hosted the Swedish championship runners-up, Örebro Black Knights.
The Swedish championship runners-up, the Örebro Black Knights, will visit Towers Field in the second 2014 IFAF European Champions League game for both teams. Both Örebro and Copenhagen are coming off loses in the Champions League and will be hungry for an international victory.
The teams will be introduced at 13.55 (1.55 p.m.) followed by the Swedish and Danish national anthems and kick-off.
The tailgate opens at 11.30 in the parking lot immediately across from the main entrance to Gentofte Stadium.
Entrance to the game is 50 DKK. Hot dogs, sodas and beer will be available for purchase in the stadium. Please bring cash.
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The Copenhagen Towers travelled north with their minds set on defeating the reigning Swedish champions, the Carlstad Crusaders, in the IFAF Europe Champions League. But after a hard fought battle the home team held their ground.
Although the home team was able to hold off the visiting neighbors from Copenhagen with a 34-24 win it was evident that the Towers came to challenge the Swedish favorites. The Towers won the coin toss but elected to defer and take on the Crusader offense.