This Saturday the first game of the BIG6 European Football League will be played in Switzerland. The Swarco Raiders will meet the Calanda Broncos. The reigning Suisse champion will try to prove that their new team is able to compete on the top level of Europe. The Raiders are hot for Eurobowl 2014 as they are eager to deliver spectacular games with all of their Import power on the field.
It is the third meeting of these two teams with the Broncos having won two of these games. The brutal 3:35 loss in the Eurobowl semifinals in 2012 is something that the Raiders took revenge for when they hammered them last season with 37:7.
It will be exciting to see the two teams compete hard for a chance to get into Eurobowl. One loss may end all of these dreams immediately, so failure is not an option.
Both teams have had their highs and lows in their national leagues and have not yet dominated as much as they may have hoped. The team more ready to play will win this game.
The Raiders have a tendency to try to surprise their opponents. With Cyle Calahan lined up as a receiver, DJ Wolfe, Andreas Hofbauer, Clemens Erlsbacher and Adrian Platzgummer QB John van den Raadt has a lot of explosive weapons. It may be wise for the Broncos to give extra attention to trick plays including Calahan. It would fit the style of play Shuan Fatah has become known for in the Austrian League.
The Broncos on the other hand know the Raiders and their new Star-RB Dj Wolfe very good. If they are able to contain the running game and put pressure on the QB they will have their chances. They also have very experienced import players and some excellent individual players. They may miss DJ Wolfe but their imports DB Stacey Thomas and DE Bert Whighamare are on the defensive side of the game and are just waiting to shut down the Raider’s offense.
The game starts this saturday April 12th at 3pm at Stadion Ringstraße in Chur. Tickets are available via the Webpage of the Calanda Broncos.
If you are not able to attend live, you can watch the excellent live stream of the game on RaidersTV. The broadcast starts at 2:45pm.