Parma Panthers new Italian Champs! Game MVP Greg Hay!
The Parma Panthers finally hit the jackpot winning the Italian Super bowl defeating the Cantania Elephants 56-26. This was the Panthers third trip to the final (2006 and 2007) and the first time they have won it.
The Panthers jumped out to an early 21-0 lead in the first quarter which was too much for the Elephants to overcome. Midway through the third Cantania cut the score to 35-26 but Parma pulled away scoring three more TDs. Panther Quarterback Joe Craddock tossed touchdown passes to game MVP Grey Hay (3), Craig McIntyre (2), Emanuele Polenghi (1), Nicola Gasparri(1, Gregorio Barbagello (1) and Matteo Grigolo (1). For Cantania, Richard Kovalcheck threw four passes for touchdowns finding Gregorio Barbegallo twice and David Morgan and Clarence Cunningham once each.