Date: 18 Jun 2011
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Devils shut out Tigers 44-0, will start playoffs at home against Eagles
The Wroclaw Devils rolled into the playoffs on Saturday afternoon, winning at home over the Dom-Bud Krakow Tigers by a score of 44-0. The Devils were able to rest many of their starters for their semifinal game against the Warsaw Eagles after scoring 29 points in the second quarter.
The game started off as a close battle, with only a short Krzysztof Wis field goal lighting up the score board in the opening frame. The Devils offense exploded in the second quarter however, scoring touchdowns on three consecutive drives. Adam Synacek found the end zone first, scoring from 30 yards out before Luke Balch threw a pair of touchdown passes to Christopher Washington.
The defense then got into the act as well, with Mott Gaymon taking back an interception all the way for a score to close the half. Synacek scored again in the third, and a 65-yard punt return by Grzegorz Mazur in the last quarter finished the scoring.
The Tigers finished the season in fifth place in the PLFA I table, with a record of 5-4. Despite missing the playoffs, Krakow had a successful campaign after opening the year by giving up 109 points in their first two games. The Tigers finished with a winning record for the first time in PLFA I.
The Devils, meanwhile, still have football to play in 2011. Their semifinal matchup with the Eagles is a rematch of last year's semifinal, which was also played in Wroclaw. The Devils have defeated the Eagles the last four times the teams have met, including a 36-13 victory earlier this season. Game time for the semifinal is 3 PM on Sunday, July 3, with the victor playing the winner of the Crew-Seahawks game the previous day.