GFL Relegation Playoffs: Allgäu host Munich
Posted by Salman Mitha
Posted in GFL
Part of every “end-of-the-world” Hollywood movie includes spacely objects falling from the sky to destroy Earth as we know it. Feels appropriate now as the Mayans predicted such horrid ending in 2012.
The Munich Cowboys are hoping their season are not ended by comets, specifically the ones from Allgäu.
Patrick Carey threw eight touchdowns as the Cowboys crushed the Comets 59-35 in the first leg of the GFL relegation playoffs. The return game is on Sunday, October 7th at Iler Stadium in Kempten, Bavaria.
If the Cowboys can hold on to their 24-point advantage, they will remain in the GFL South division of the top flight of American Football in Germany. The Comets will hope to ride home field advantage to a victory and promotion into the GFL.
The game should be wide open, as Allgäu will have to make up ground. In winning the GFL second division, they averaged 42 points per game, losing only twice. They were undefeated at home, winning the last two scoring an average of 59 points in blowout wins. The Comets will need a similar effort.
Munich has not won on the road all season, however they have played opponents tough. Throw out the 48-0 loss at the defending GFL champions Schwabisch Hall Unicorns, all their games were close. Win or lose, they will have to keep it close. Otherwise, the margin heading into this game will have been for naught.
Carey and Coach James Craig talk to Sport Eagle about staying focused after the big win and looking forward to finishing the job on Sunday.
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