The Berlin Rebels won the German duel against the Samsung Frankfurt Universe in their first home game in the BIG6 in front of 1,108 spectators in the Mommsenstadion. The guests, nevertheless, earned a place into the Eurobowl XXXI by the better points ratio in the triple comparison of the group.
Until the end, it was a game on eye level. After the close defeat against the Seamen Milano the Berliners had to win very high against Frankfurt, in order to have a chance to reach the final of the BIG6.
The first half, however, remained completely without points. The only real chance to score was a field goal try by Frankfurt, but Rene Möll failed from 54 Yards.
After the break, the first points went to the Samsung Frankfurt Universe. The kickoff-return of the start of the third quarter was carried back to the 30-yard-line of the Rebels by John Tidwell. A little later Silas Nacita ran with the egg into the end zone. Möll scored with the extra point the 7:0. Frankfurt´s squad increased a little later by a fieldgoal of Möll to a 10:0 lead.
But the Rebels fought back into the game. At the end of the third quarter the hosts shortened to 3:10 through a fieldgoal by Philipp Andersen.
In the last quarter, the Berlin team showed their offensive class again and scored through a big play, when Nicolai Schumann could carry a pass from James Harris over 62 yards into the end zone. The rebels went full risk and were rewarded with a trick play and a successful 2-point-conversion – and won the game with 11:10.
Honorable result for Berlin, celebration in Frankfurt. The guests now meet the New Yorker Lions in June in the duel for the Eurobowl XXXI.