Ending a brutal stretch of six straight weeks with a game, the Towers put the team’s depth to good use and rolled to a convincing 49-6 win over the Esbjerg Hurricanes.
Explosive WR Aske Troen found the endzone three times for an astounding second straight week. Twice the ball was delivered by QB JR Artozqui, while the third came from QB Christian Lisby.
While stats from the early days of Towers’ history are hard to come by, legendary Towers WRs and DAFF Hall of Famers Jens Bo Fraek and Kim Ewé, when asked, could not think of anyone who has ever caught three TDs in consecutive games before: “I’ve been lucky enough to have been in the endzone three times in consecutive games, but that was as a RB and thus they were both receiving and rushing TDs,” Fraek said.
In a eagerly awaited clash of two unbeaten teams the Towers quickly pulled away enroute to a convincing 41-16 win over arch rivals and nemeses Søllerød Gold Diggers.
Lately our game reviews have focused on the success of the running game. This time, however, there is no getting around QB JR Artozqui, who had an absolutely stellar day at his Gentofte office.
Just over two weeks ago the Towers earned a berth in the EFAF Cup semifinals on June 15th or 16th by beating the London Blitz. This past weekend saw the Thenon les Bains Black Panthers of France earn a berth opposite the Towers.
Towers showed no signs of fatigue, while passing and running to a 27-7 victory over Aarhus Tigers in Aarhus on the fourth weekend of a six-week non-stop game streak.
In a game that saw plenty of non-starters shine, RB Mads Hermansen notched his first TD as a senior, while QB Christian Lisby took over for starter JR Artozqui early in the 3rd quarter.
Having lost by one point in a 7-6 mud fest in London two weeks prior, the recipe for the Towers was clear; Win by two points or more at home. And when the dust settled after a riveting back-and-forth game, the Towers celebrated a hard fought 20-18 win.
The first half of the game was not the offensive shoot-out that one might have expected. Rather the first half was more a case of missed opportunities interspersed by various big plays. In fact with the first quarter ending in a 0-0 tie, the first score came with 6:49 left in the second quarter.
Both offenses are led by very good quarterbacks. Towers’ JR Artozqui has set a very high standard for QB play during his 3+ seasons with the Towers, while Blitz QB Fred Boyle is a multiple Brit Bowl MVP winner.
In our first European action in 17 years the Towers lost by the smallest possible margin; 7-6. Driving rain affected the game from the first to the last whistle.
”The weather looks like it might hold up”, reporter Karsten Rasch optimistically offered to a British official about a half hour before kick-off. “No, it’ll rain”, he wryly stated. And did it ever…