Monday, June 27, 2011

Italian Football League Semi-Final Playoff Results



The drive for the 2011 Italian Football League Championship continued this weekend with the playing of the circuit's two semi-final playoff contests. The results were simple and straight forward, the two favorites won by comfortable margins.

In Saturday's game, the #1 seeded (9-0) Bologna Warriors outscored the #4 seeded (5-4) Reggio Emilia Hogs 46-27.

Today, our beloved Sicilians, the #3 seeded (6-3) Catania Elephants flew to Parma to play the #2 seeded (7-2) Panthers. The first half was a typical IFL shootout that saw the Elephants ekeing out a 32-21 intermission advantage. The Parma squad made the necessary half-time adjustments and outscored Catania 21-0 in the third quarter to cruise to the win by a final tally of 59-40. For highlights of this game, go to http://www.prtv.it/2011/06/i-panthers-al-superbowl-battuti-gli-elephants/

Up next is the 2011 IFL Super Bowl game on Saturday, July 9th at Parma's Stadio XXV Aprile - Via del Popolo between the #1 seeded (10-0) Bologna Warriors and the #2 seeded (8-2) Parma Panthers. The kick-off is set for 8:30 p.m. These two teams met in Week 6 of the IFL season on April 30th with the Warriors prevailing at home 34-23.


As for the Elephants, another solid season is in the record books with lots of ups and downs. Our favorite squad continues play good football and challenge for the title each season. Now it's time for the Elephants to relax on the Ionian Sea with a granite and a brioche for a few weeks as they re-group and . . .

"WAIT 'TIL NEXT YEAR!!!"

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