Date: 19 May 2013
Home: Warsaw Spartans - 0
Away: Wroclaw Giants - 83
Wroclaw completes sweep of Warsaw teams with 83-0 trouncing of Spartans
The first-ever meeting between the Warsaw Spartans and the Wroclaw Giants did not go particularly well for the home team, as fans in the capital saw the overmatched Spartans get annihilated by the Giants 83-0 on Sunday afternoon. Jamal Schulters scored four times for the Giants, while the Spartans gave up six return scores in falling to 0-7 on the season.
The Spartans won the toss and deferred to the second half, electing to kick to Deante Battle to open the proceedings. Battle promptly took the kick back 90 yards, and the Giants never looked back. They led 35-0 by the end of the first quarter, getting two scores from the offense and two from the defense in addition to the kick return that started the game.
Schulters had a touchdown in each quarter for the third time this season. His score in the third quarter came on a pass from Bartosz Dziedzic, who also threw two first-half touchdowns to his brother, Tomasz. The brothers have now combined for six touchdowns in six games this year. Battle added a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
The Spartans, who never reached the Wroclaw red zone, were shut out for the fourth time in seven games. They will now have an extra week to come up with a cure for their struggling offense, which has averaged less than a field goal a game this year, before taking on the Warsaw Eagles for the first time ever on June 1. That game will be played at Polonia Stadium, with the Eagles as the home team.
The Giants will also rest up next weekend, before facing the Zaglebie Steelers Interpromex in Bedzin on June 2. They will try to avoid looking ahead of that game to the second 2013 edition of the Wroclaw derby, which comes on June 8. The Giants currently lead the South Division with a record of 5-1, a tally that puts them a half-game ahead of the Wroclaw Devils.