The New Yorker Lions are the first team to qualify for Eurobowl XXXI. In front of a home crowd of 3.200 spectators the Lions clearly dominate the Badalona Dracs 54:14 (20:0/24:0/10:7/0:7). The Lions celebrate their second win a two weeks period.
The Lions showed an excellent first half that showed why they are considered to be #1 in Europe. The Spanish guests fought hard but could not pose a real threat on the way to Eurobowl XXXI.
The first drive of the guests was abruptly ended when defensive lineman Georg Burmeister intercepted a pass of Quarterback Sergi Gonzalo Arango and returned the interception for 50 yes to the first touchdown of the day. The Lions kept dominating scoring on a pass to Niklas Römer, recovering the ensuing kick off and scoring on a pass to Niklas Römer again (20:0).
In the second quarter the Dracs get intercepted by linebacker Roni Salonen. The Lions convert this into a field goal and in the following posession Quarterback Casey Therriault scores with a single 30 yes pass to Justus Holz. A pass TD to Christian Bellman and a run of Runningback David McCants increase the score to 44:0 in the first half.
After halftime the Lions start rotating their players and give more playing time to the backups. The Dracs are able to show their class by scoring on a fumble of Patrik Papke. Joan Carles Bartra Canero returns the fumble for 37 yards and puts the first points for the Dracs on the board.
The Lions answer with a field goal and an interception return TD from Tissi Robinson. The final score is added by the Dracs as Wide Receiver Joey Herrick Chamberlain manages to reach the end zone. The final score is 54:14.
BIG6, Group A: New Yorker Lions – Badalona Dracs 54:14
- 06:00 50 Yard Interception Return-TD G. Burmeister (PAT no good)
- 13:00 8 Yard TD-Pass C. Therriault to N. Römer (PAT T. Goebel)
- 20:00 9 Yard TD-Pass C. Therriault to N. Römer (PAT T. Goebel)
- 23:00 32 Yard Fieldgoal T. Goebel
- 30:00 30 Yard TD-Pass C. Therriault to J. Holtz (PAT T. Goebel)
- 37:00 37 Yard TD-Pass C. Therriault to C. Bollmann (PAT T. Goebel)
- 44:00 11 Yard TD-Lauf D. McCants (T. Goebel)
- 44:07 37 Yard Fumble Return-TD J. C. Bartra Canero (PAT X. G. Arango)
- 47:07 26 Yard Fieldgoal T. Goebel
- 54:07 20 Yard Interception Return-TD T. Robinson (PAT T. Goebel)
- 54:14 37 Yard TD-Pass S. Gonzalo Arango to J. Herrick Chamberlain (PAT X. G. Arango)