The Frankfurt Galaxy traveled to Spain to take in the Barcelona Dragons in Week 11 for a matchup that had playoff implications.
Not for the Galaxy, but the Dragons needed to win – and win big – to keep their hopes alive for the post season.
This one started off tight, 1 score for each in the entire 1st half. Barcelona started off with the ball, but after 1 play, Galaxy DL Ville Valasti sacked Dragons QB Zach Edwards, while also causing him to fumble.
Frankfurt took over in plus territory, but the Barcelona defense was able to get them to 3 and out. The attempted field goal was missed.
On the next Galaxy drive, a big run by Gennidy Adams, and a nice play by WR Hendrik Schwarz put Frankfurt in scoring position.
QB Jakeb Sullivan hit WR Anthony Mahoungou for his 6th receiving TD of the year. PAT was no good, Galaxy led 6-0.
On the ensuing kickoff, the league’s leader in receiving and all-purpose yards, Jean Constant put 5he Dragons on the board with a big time kickoff return. PAT was also no good, game tied st 6-6.
The game stayed that way until halftime. But late in the 2nd quarter, the Galaxy offense had an opportunity to get another score, but Dragons DB Niko Lester intercepted the Sullivan pass in the endzone to put an exclamation point on the half.
The Galaxy got the ball first in 3rd quarter, but their initial drive stuttered, as the two traded punts to start.
Frankfurt WR Lorenz Regler made a nice catch in 3rd down to put the Galaxy at the Dragons 11. On the next play, Sullivan hit Schwarz for the score.
Another drive that didn’t go far for Barcelona, and they were forced to punt it back to Frankfurt. A feat that had been an issue today with bad snaps in kicking situations.
This time the Galaxy scored on a nice 50/50 ball from Sullivan to Regler. They went for 2 this time, and Mahoungou converted. Putting them up 22-6.
The Dragons did score again, though. Bertellin came up huge on the drive, helping keep Barcelona’s offense on the field.
Remi would be rewarded with the TD pass from Edwards.
Edwards ran it in after for the 2pt conversion,, but that would do it for the scoring.
The next drive by the Galaxy would end the game – and the Dragons’ season – taking the final 7:30 off the clock.
The Dragons end their season 3-7, but that record was not at all indicative of how well this team played all year. Their 2 top receivers are also the leaders in the league in Jean Constant and Remi Bertellin.
Defensively they played well too, but being a pass-heavy team that played a lot in the rain, and being young hurt them in some games.
The Frankfurt Galaxy improve to 8-1, and host the Cologne Centurions next week.
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