Date: 10 Jun 2012
Home: Krakow Tigers - 0
Away: Silesia Rebels - 65
Silesia smashes Krakow 65-0 to move into final postseason spot
The AZS Silesia Rebels pounded the Dom-Bud Krakow Tigers on Sunday afternoon, taking over sole possession of the final playoff spot with a 65-0 victory in Krakow. The Tigers were eliminated from playoff contention with the loss, while the Rebels are now one game clear of Kozly Poznan with only one week remaining in the season.
Arkadiusz Kanicki, Lukasz Rebowski and Zbigniew Szrejber each had multiple touchdowns for the Rebels, who exploded for 33 points in the second quarter to put the game away. Kanicki scored on both sides of the ball in that second quarter, before completing a hat trick in the third with a 60-yard touchdown scamper. That final touchdown came just after a 25-minute delay thanks to a thunderstorm. Michal Kolek threw for three touchdowns, two of those going to Szrejber in the fourth quarter.
Either a Rebels win or a Kozly Poznan loss in the final weekend of the season would clinch the fourth position in the standings and the playoff spot that goes with it. If the two teams are tied after the last round of games, Kozly would take the tiebreaker thanks to a 35-33 scoring advantage in two head-to-head games this season.
The Rebels, who were well-supported on the road in Krakow, will look to ride the momentum they have built during a modest two-game winning streak when they travel to Warsaw to meet the Eagles on July 17. The Tigers, on the other hand, will be in Wroclaw on the same day to take on the 6-3 Devils, who have already been locked into the number three playoff seed.