Graphic: Igor Lazarevic
the Bydgoszcz Archers (6-0) will host the Katowice rebel Silesia (3-4) in this Semi-final of the Polish Football League match.
the Archers seek to continue a dominant season, while the underdog Rebels seek to extend their Cinderella story to another chapter. During the only meeting between the teams this year, Bydgoszcz came away with an easy 34-0 shutout.
the Katowice rebel Silesia slipped into the playoffs as the fifth seed after going 2-4 in the regular season. The resilient team played neck and neck with the Warsaw food last week until the Food climbed 21-20 with less than a minute to go. After a few short passages, the Rebels hit their opponents’ 50-yard line with just 12 seconds left. Quarterback Jon Mullin rolled to his left and threw a Aaron Rodgers likes Hail Mary which was transported directly to the pylon by Rebel catcher Ihor Lysenko. The improbable score propelled the Rebels in the semi-finals, where an excellent Bydgoszcz team is waiting for them today.
the Rebels will have to avoid reversals because Archers Linebacker Robbie Wallace and safety Javier Carrasco were able to steal their team possessions with interceptions and forced fumbles. Defensively, the rebels aim to contain the Archers fast receivers and double threat quarterback.
by Bydgoszcz mobile quarterback Jake Schimenz had a MVP regular season. The old one Brazilian League MVP joined the Polish Football League make a splash as his 1,508 yards and 21 touchdowns are among the best in the league. Look for him to target her favorite man Tomasz Suchanek in this one.
Defensively, the Archers have been able to force turnovers all season. Robbie Wallace was the main catalyst as he even scored three touchdowns in defense after recovering the ball. The secondary is led by Spanish Javier Carrasco who contributed 24 tackles and three interceptions in just six games.
the Archers seemed the team to beat after a dominant regular season. Bydgoszcz fans can’t wait to see their team in the Polish Bowl as they quickly moved from the lower leagues in Poland to the number one seed. On the other side, the Rebels seek to catch the Archers in a trap game and punch their own tickets for the Polish bowl.
Watch the game live here. Silesia Rebels Katowice @ Bydgoszcz Archers, July 3, 5:30 p.m. CET (5:30 p.m., 11:30 a.m. ET).
List of Bydgoszcz Archers
List of Silesian rebels in Katowice