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Towers 38 seconds from Mermaid Bowl win

Towers DB Nicolai Zacho Mermaid Bowl XVIII MVP

Towers DB Nicolai Zacho was named Mermaid Bowl XVIII MVP [Photo: Michael Quist]

The Towers and Razorbacks were both looking for an unprecedented seventh championship in Mermaid Bowl XXVIII, but when the final whistle blew the Razorbacks edged the Towers for the 22-18 win. 

It was a game for the ages as a very enthusiastic crowd witnessed the Towers take the lead after just a few minutes. That lead would not be relinquished until 38 seconds before the end of the game.

Towers defensive back Nicolai Zacho came off the bench after starter Simon Maak was injured. Making the most of the opportunity, Zacho intercepted Razorbacks QB Luke DeLancelotti three times and was named MVP for his efforts.

The game was played in Horsens on Oct. 8th 2016. Watch game highlights made by Towers Media’s Rasmus Bergholt and read the game recap on Nationalligaen’s site.

And finally we’d like to share this photo, which to this reporter made the loss hurt a bit less. As the team was receiving the silver medals, American offensive lineman Quinn Bullard was surrounded by a group of the U12 and U14 players he’d coached all year. They could care less about the loss – they just knew that this was their last night with their coach Quinn, whom they loved and will miss when he’s back in the US.

American lineman Quinn Bullard with some of his U12 and U14 players [Photo: Michael Quist]

American lineman Quinn Bullard with some of his U12 and U14 players [Photo: Michael Quist]

Towers going to Mermaid Bowl XXVIII

mermaidbowl_logo16_hvid-700x357The Towers have qualified for the Mermaid Bowl for the third time in the past four seasons. We will face a familiar opponent; the Triangle Razorbacks in the championship game.

We earned a berth in the 28th installment of the Mermaid Bowl by winning 49-14 over the Amager Demons in the semifinal at Gentofte Sportspark.

The game will be played in Casa Arena in Horsens on Saturday, October 8th 2016. Kick-off is at 16:00. Prior to the big game several hundred youth players will play a youth tournament.

Tickets for the Mermaid Bowl are available from the organizers’ website.

The Copenhagen Towers FanClub has a Facebook group that will keep you updated on fan aspects of the game. They are organizing a fan bus to the game, so please check out the group, join it and register for the bus ride.

The Towers finished the National League regular season in first place with a 9-1 record. Our sole loss came at the hands of the Razorbacks on a Friday Night in Vejle before the summer break. On the other hand we beat the Razorbacks at home when we inaugurated our new stadium, so the Mermaid Bowl is bound to be exciting.

 

Date Time Home Away Score Record Comment
17/04 14:00 Copenhagen Towers Herlev Rebels 56-0 1-0 Watch
23/04 14:00 Horsens Stallions Copenhagen Towers 0-46 2-0
16/05 14:00 Herlev Rebels Copenhagen Towers 7-50 3-0
28/05 14:00 Søllerød Gold Diggers Copenhagen Towers 13-14 4-0 Watch
04/06 18:00 Triangle Razorbacks Copenhagen Towers 31-30 4-1 Watch
12/06 14:00 Copenhagen Towers Amager Demons 50-12 5-1
19/06 14:00 Copenhagen Towers Triangle Razorbacks 20-13 6-1 First game at newly renovated stadium field
20/08 14:00 Copenhagen Towers AaB 89ers 42-14 7-1 Watch
26/08 19:00 Copenhagen Towers Søllørød Gold Diggers 11-6 8-1
10/09 14:00 Aarhus Tigers Copenhagen Towers 23-44 9-1
24/09 16:00 Copenhagen Towers Amager Demons 49-14 PLAYOFFS – Semifinal.
8/10 16:00 Copenhagen Towers Triangle Razorbacks MERMAID BOWL XXVIII

Ten Towers help Denmark beat Poland

Foto: DAFF

Foto: DAFF

The international friendly between Denmark and Poland in Gdansk turned out to be an exciting affair. In the end Denmark won by a score of 37-35.

After setting the tempo early, Denmark fell behind in the second half, but managed a come from behind win in the fourth quarter.

Towers WR Frederik Myrup was named MVP of the game after scoring Denmark’s two first touchdowns; a 50-yard swing pass followed by a 101-yard kick-off return.

In the third quarter WR Aske Troen caught a touchdown pass from QB Kasper Skyum. Being his usual busy self, S Magnus Bitsch blocked a 36-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter and recorded an interception in the third quarter.

We have received a post-game photo of our eight players and two coaches on the national team, courtesy of DAFF.

Pictured from left to right:

Back row: Coach Simon Sonnesen, OL Jens Møller, OL Rasmus Thejl, DB Sverri Finsson, WR Aske Troen, coach Peter Herbild

Front row: QB Kasper Skyum, WR Frederik Myrup, DB Oliver Zacho, S Magnus Bitsch (Captain)

 

Spring season in the books

[Photo Michael Quist]

[Photo Michael Quist]

We have reached the summer break of the 2016 season in the Danish National League. The spring season was good to the Towers as we racked up a 6-1 record, signed a major sponsorship deal, broke in our new stadium and showed off new uniforms. 

All in all, not bad..

We have played seven of the ten games in the regular season. Three at home, beating the Rebels, Demons and Razorbacks, while we played four road games, beating the Stallions, Rebels, Gold Diggers and losing to the Razorbacks.

We’re the top ranked offense in the league, scoring 266 points and also the top ranked defense, allowing only 76 point. That averages out to a score of 38-11 pr game. Our only loss came at the hands of the Razorbacks, who beat us 31-30 on a Saturday night in Vejle.

Early in the year we were very happy and proud to sign a sponsorship deal with AIRTOX International. It’s a deal that has helped and will help the Towers in a number of ways. Most visibly, our new uniforms bear AIRTOX’ logo on the backs of the jerseys and along the side of the right legs.

The new uniforms come with both purple and white jerseys. On the day the uniforms were shown off to fans and the public at large, our coaches and players had chosen all-white uniforms. It was a beautiful day and the uniforms looked great.

Add to that the fact that we beat the defending champions and broke in our new stadium in those new uniforms and it doesn’t get much better. Don’t forget to watch our highlight video from the game…!

Having been away from our regular stadium field for two years has been tough. But the newly renovated field, with new fan facilities, was worth waiting for. We had each of the 300 seats filled and a lot of fans standing, when we beat the Razorbacks. We couldn’t have asked for a better or louder home crowd. This bodes well for the future of Tower Nation.

Now the Summer break awaits. On August 16th at 14:00 (2 p.m.) we host the Aalborg 89ers. We hope to see all of our fans again then. Until then; thank you for being Towers fans and enjoy your summers.

Towers handle Demons at home

[Archive photo by Michael Quist, April 2014]

[Archive photo by Michael Quist, April 2014]

Behind strong play from QB Kasper Skyum and the rest of the offense, the Towers rolled to a 50-12 win over the Amager Demons on Sunday, June 12th.

Big plays were the order of the day, as Kasper Skyum completed deep passes to practically the entire WR-corps. WR Lasse Tor, especially, had a big day, but WR Frederik Myrup had a long TD catch of his own.

In what is becoming a trend RB Anton Witmeur outraced the defense for a big TD on one of the very first offensive plays of the game.

Defensively, the Towers played a good game, but two big plays by the Demons ended up costing 12 points. TE Jonas Petterson hauled in an impressive one-handed catch for the Demons’ first TD. Sadly, Petterson would later leave the game in an ambulance after sustaining a scary arm injury, while tackling Towers FB Jannik Lindén.

Later, Demons WR Frederik Normann scored an impressive touchdown despite tight coverage by the Towers defense. Demons RB Mads Hyrsting, filling in for his older brother Lars Hyrsting, gave the Demons good field position on a several occasions.

Interestingly, Towers WR Frederik Myrup was used on defense for the first time and he notched his first ever sack on his very first snap.

The win didn’t come from free, though, as Towers defensive backs Christian Berg, a U19 player, and Mads Sydendal went down with injuries that required medical attention. Both were released from hospital later the same day to recover at home.

This was our first game at home, since the season opener on April 17th and it came after a tough stretch of four straight away games. The Towers, nonetheless, now own a 5-1 record and the second place in the National League, while the Demons are 2-4 at the sixth place.

Our next game will be a big one and one you surely don’t want to miss. We play our first game at our stadium field since renovation at the stadium began in 2014.

That game is against the Triangle Razorbacks and kick-off is at 14:00 (2 pm) on Sunday, June 19th. Tickets are 50 kr. per person. Hot dogs and drinks will be for sale at the field.

Come out and help us celebrate returning home to our stadium field at Gentofte Sportspark (click for map).

A Facebook-event that you can join and invite friends to will be posted shortly. And look for our preview video on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter, soon.

First interview with Quinn Bullard

Towers OL Quinn Bullard [Photo: Michael Quist]

Towers OL Quinn Bullard
[Photo: Michael Quist]

American offensive lineman Quinn Bullard arrived in Copenhagen just two weeks ago. He has already had several practices and even his first game. Towers Media interviewed Quinn after practice on Tuesday.

We talked about getting settled in in Copenhagen, the first game, practices, being recruited by former Tower and SMSU Mustang, Thomas Yarbrough. See the video on Youtube.

Video shot and edited by Michael Quist. Graphics by Jeppe Toustrup. Interview by Jens Rørbye.

Meet your 2016 Towers team

Team photographer Michael Quist lined up the players and coaches on the steps of Gentofte Sportspark prior to the season opener. The result is this season’s official Towers team photo.

Check our roster to learn names, positions and ages of our players. In time, we plan to add portrait photos of the players, staff and coaches, too.

Click on the photo to view a full size version.

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Print 2016 schedule

The 2016 season is just around the corner and to help you make sure that you don’t miss a game we’ve made a schedule for you. It’s ready to print and hang on your fridge.

Get your English version of the Towers schedule 2016 or a Danish version of Towers kampplan 2016.

Also, don’t forget that DAFF (Danish American Football Federation) will live stream four Towers games this year.