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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]

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)

 

Eight Towers selected for Danish National Team

National Team head coach Lars Carlsen has published his 45-man roster for this weekend’s international friendly against Poland. Eight of the names are familiar to Towers fans.

Three defensive backs, two offensive linemen, two wide receivers and a quarterback make up the Towers’ contribution to the Danish squad in Poland:

Aske Troen, WR
Frederik Myrup, WR
Jens Møller, OL
Kasper Skyum, QB
Magnus Bitsch, DB
Oliver Zacho, DB
Rasmus Thejl, OL
Sverri Finsson, DB

Despite being just 25 years old, this season marks OL Jens Møller’s 10th anniversary on the Danish National Team. Since donning the red and white uniform of the U19 National Team for the first time in 2006, Jens has participated in three European championships, one Nordic championship, a four-nation tournament in Italy, a few international friendlies, and now another friendly in Poland.

“It is always a huge experience to have the privilege of playing for the Danish National Team, so I’m very happy every time I’m given the opportunity. Those games are just special,” Jens explains.

The Towers are tied with the Aarhus Tigers for the most players on the National Team roster. To Jens Møller, having seven teammates alongside him on the National Team sends a message: “I find it very positive that the Towers again and again provide so many players to the National Team. It goes to show what kind of program we have here”.

The National Team will take the field in Cetniewo, about 50 kms north of Gdansk, on Saturday, August 6th at 18.00 (6 p.m.) local time. The Danish American Football Federation is currently checking whether the game will be streamed. Check their website for more news.