Date: 11 Jun 2011
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Tigers keep sliver of hope alive with 36-0 defeat of Bielawa Owls
The Dom-Bud Krakow Tigers recorded their first shutout in over a year on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Bielawa Owls 36-0 at home to keep their very slim playoff hopes alive. Krzysztof Chrzanowski scored three times for the Tigers, including an 80-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.
The Tigers, who had their four-game winning streak snapped last weekend in Gdynia, are now 5-3, in a tie for the final playoff spot with the team that beat them, the Seahawks. However, due to that loss, the Tigers would need to win their final game and have Gdynia lose theirs in order to advance to the postseason.
In addition to the three touchdown passes he threw to Chrzanowski, Filip Moscicki also ran for two scores in the contest. He opened the scoring with a short touchdown run in the first quarter for the Tigers, who held a comfortable 20-0 lead at halftime en route to their first shutout since May 8 of last year, a memorable 15-0 victory against the Eagles in Warsaw.
The Owls fell to 3-5 with the loss, having defeated only the three teams beneath them in the standings. They are currently tied with Kozly Poznan for sixth place in PLFA I. Neither team will make the postseason, although both are safe in their spots in PLFA I for next year.
Bielawa will finish off the season on June 18 in the nation’s capital, where they will take on the Warsaw Eagles. The Tigers, meanwhile, will play their last game against the 7-1 Wroclaw Devils in Wroclaw on the same day. If they win that one, they will be rooting for the Seahawks to get upset by the Bialystok Lowlanders later that afternoon.