Leipzig traveled to Wroclaw for the Week 2 opener, and right out of the gate, the Panthers picked up where they left off in Week 1.
The Kings started with the ball, and moved down the field in a methodical fashion, with RB Jason Aguemon carrying the load. The drive stalled, causing Leipzig to decide to kick a FG.
The kick was blocked, however, and CB Darius Robinson scooped it up and ran it back the first TD of the game.
QB Michael Birdsong and WR Timothy Knuettel hooked up for the first Kings score in the 1st quarter. The only other Leipzig first half TD was scored by RB Raymond Sobowale.
Panthers rolled, while the Kings struggled to score, despite playing great between the 20s. Wroclaw QB Lukas O’Connor had 4 first half TDs, 2 of which to WR Wiktor Zieba, as the Panthers took a 33-14 lead into the break.
Wroclaw got the ball to start the 2nd half, but a fumble set Leipzig up to strike first, Birdsong to Jaleel Awini to make it 33-22.
Scoring came in bursts in the 2nd half, as Panthers RB Phileas Pasqualini ran his 1st of 2 TDs in from 22 yards out, and on the ensuing kickoff Kings WR Alpha Jollah ran it back for a score keeping the margin at 12.
On the next drive Pasqualini scored his 2nd rushing TD from 30 yards away, and with the PAT, Wroclaw’s lead was back to 19, 47-28.
The 4th frame only saw 1 score, the 3rd Panthers RB, Damian Kwiatkowski put the game away from 25 yards out. Wroclaw takes the win, 54-28.
Kings fall to 1-1, and take on the Cologne Centurions on July 4th at 9am ET. The Panthers go to 2-0 and take the North Division lead, rhey play the Frankfurt Galaxy on July 4th, also at 9am ET.
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June 26, 2021 at 3:53 pm
Great work Josh. Thanks for keeping us informed with these game recaps.