Dresden Monarchs WR Darrell Stewart Jr. caught 2 TD passes Picture: Dresden Monarchs
The Dresden Monarchs stay in first place in Germany’s GFL North with a dominant 49 – 19 win over the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes.
For the Monarchs, this was enterprise as regular. After falling solely as soon as to the Cologne Crocodiles early within the season, Dresden felt assured strolling into this one, they usually had each proper to be. They got here out the gate firing on all cylinders and saved their foot on the throttle till the ultimate whistle blew.
Dresden quarterback Kyle Carta-Samuels shortly acquired the Monarchs on the board with an 80-yard landing strike to wideout Mike Shcallo. However because the rain fell, dealing with errors would turn into a decisive issue within the recreation early for the Monarchs, robbing them of two early scores. It wouldn’t be lengthy earlier than newly arrived Devwah Whaley got here into the sport, providing the Monarchs a sorely missed operating recreation as he repeatedly pounded the rock ending the day with 107 yards and a 6.9 common.
However Hurricanes quarterback Joe Germinerio and his high-powered offense weren’t going to go down with no struggle. And early within the second quarter Germinerio was capable of join with large receiver Arvid Lippels on a 38-yard move to tug the scores equal.
Dresden and Carta-Samuels had been to take no extra probabilities from there on out because the quarterback let unfastened. Earlier than the midway level he hit Robin Wilzeck on a 45-yard bomb earlier than capping off two lengthy drives to Darrell Stewart Jr. and Radim Kalous with scores. Dresden completed the primary half with a bang and went in up 28 – 7.
The Hurricanes acquired the ball within the second half and had been decided to get themselves again within the recreation. Germinerio took this upon himself and went on a 73 yard, five-minute drive – most of which he picked up along with his legs – to get the Hurricanes in for his or her second rating.
With each step that Kiel took ahead, nonetheless, the Monarchs appeared to take two extra as Carta-Samuels put collectively a simple 73-yard scoring drive on the following possession. To make issues worse, a number of performs after the late third-quarter rating, Hurricanes operating again Lorenz Rotermund fumbled the ball which was scooped by nook Jonas Gacek, who ran it in for a 28-yard landing.
With the Monarchs up 42 – 13 because the fourth quarter started, every workforce despatched of their backup quarterbacks. Each the Monarchs’ Eric Seidel and Hurricanes’ Henrik Wolk carried out admirably and had been capable of get their respective sides in for a rating, however by this level, the sport was properly and really over.
Monarchs quarterback Carta-Samuels once more had an almost good outing with 20-29, 303 yards, and 5 touchdowns. Because the Monarchs head into their remaining week regular-season matchup towards extra subdued Potsdam Royals workforce, anticipate them to show up the warmth as they appear to host the underside seed GFL South workforce within the first spherical of the playoffs.
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