Date: 15 Jun 2013
Home: Wroclaw Giants - 56
Away: Zaglebie Steelers - 0
Zaglebie finishes season with 56-0 loss to Wroclaw, Giants still in South hunt
The Wroclaw Giants recorded their third shutout in the last four games on Saturday afternoon, beating the Zaglebie Steelers Interpromex 56-0 in Wroclaw. The final score was identical to the one by which the Giants beat the Steelers in Bedzin just 13 days earlier. The game was the final one of the 2013 season for the Steelers, who finished the year at 2-8.
Jamal Schulters was unstoppable in the first quarter, scoring the first three Giants touchdowns. He now has 22 rushing touchdowns for the season, easily the most in the Topliga, although he could not quite match his output of four scores from the game in Bedzin. Schulters also has two receiving touchdowns to give him a total of 24 overall.
Deante Battle also had a nice game for the Giants, rushing for a touchdown and running a punt back 45 yards for another. Although he hasn't gained quite the fame from his returns as Eagles returner Clarence Anderson has, Battle now trails Anderson by just one in return touchdowns, and he nearly matched him with an 80-yard return on the opening kickoff that came up short of the goal line. No other player in the Topliga has scored on a punt return this year.
The one game in the last four in which the Giants did not shut out their opponent was last week's Wroclaw derby, which they lost to the Devils. That defeat left the Giants a game behind the Devils in the South Division standings, a margin that remained unchanged after this weekend's games.
Due to postponements earlier in the season, both of the Wroclaw teams have one more regular season game to play. If the Devils beat the Warsaw Eagles on June 22, the Giants will finish the year in second place, and they would then travel to Gdynia for the semifinals. If the Devils lose to the Eagles, the Giants would need to beat surging Kozly Poznan at home the next day to secure a division title and a home semifinal date against the Eagles.