Date: 19 May 2013
Home: Poznan Kozly - 14
Away: Wroclaw Devils - 33
Wroclaw survives early scare to topple Kozly 33-14
Sedrick Harris and Grzegorz Mazur combined for a pair of 50-yard touchdown passes, with each on the passing end of one and on the receiving end of the other, to help the Wroclaw Devils past Kozly Poznan 33-14 on Sunday afternoon. Kozly were playing without their star receiver/cornerback Ivan Pavlovic, who sat out the game due to illness.
Poznan led after a quarter of play, taking the advantage on a 20-yard touchdown reception by Jakub Kloskowski early in the game. Mazur's long touchdown reception made the score 7-6, and the Devils took the lead for the first time in the second quarter on a 1-yard run by Harris. The two-point conversion made up for the miss on the first touchdown, and the score was 14-7 for Wroclaw at the break.
Poznan will rue lost opportunities, having missed a chance to tie or take the lead just before halftime and again early in the second half. Kozly was unable to score in four downs after reaching the Wroclaw 1-yard line just before the break, and they had another shot on the opening drive of the third quarter, which eventually stalled and resulted in a blocked field goal.
The Devils took the game by the scruff from that point, seizing the momentum two plays later with a 60-yard Xavier Glenn touchdown run. Wroclaw then went ahead 26-7 following a quick turnover, capitalizing on the mistake with a short touchdown reception by Dawid Tarczynski. The reversal of roles by Harris and Mazur early in the fourth quarter then put the game out of reach.
Kozly will hope to have Ivanovic back for their next game, against the defending champion Seahawks in Gdynia on June 1. Poznan will play Gdynia twice in the final three weeks of the season. The Devils, meanwhile, will not have the luxury of the bye week. They will be right back in action on May 25, for a home game against the Zaglebie Steelers Interpromex.