The Towers needed a late rally to beat the 89ers in
QB JR Artozqui played his first game for the Towers after being sidelined for two games as his work permit did not come through until this past week. Artozqui was inaccurate on some passes, but he did gain good yardage and even two touchdowns on the ground. Artozqui passed for another touchdown, hitting ageless wide receiver Jens Bo Poulsen.
Despite scoring the first three offensive touchdowns of the season the Towers offense generally struggled and a very poor week of practice showed, mainly due to many of the young players having their last days of school . Coach Miller explained: “We lacked focus and had poor execution. It was just a very bad week of practice. And attendance was low as well.”
As in previous weeks the Towers committed too many penalties on both sides of the ball. However, the defense played well and gave up only one score. The second 89ers score was on an interception return.
The 89ers capitalized on two Towers mistakes. In the second quarter linebacker Rick Krantz, was in position to intercept a pass thrown by JR Artozqui and deflected by Towers receiver Stefan Pflug. Krantz returned the interception
On on the ensuing drive the Towers punt-snap was botched and the ball was turned over on downs. Two plays later the 89ers threw a high ball that Krantz, who was now lined up at tight end, brought down in the end zone. The Towers managed to block the ensuing extra point, but since the ball never crossed the line of scrimmage it remained live. The 89ers scooped up the loose ball and advanced it for a two-point conversion.
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Next up for the Towers is a home game against the Slagelse Wolfpack on Sunday, May 30th at 15.00.