Date: 08 Jun 2013
Home: Warsaw Spartans - 0
Away: Poznan Kozly - 50
Jared Chunn and Jeffrey Legree run Spartans ragged in 50-0 Kozly victory
Jared Chunn scored four times on Saturday afternoon for Kozly Poznan, who moved their record to 4-4 with a 50-0 win over the winless Spartans in Warsaw. Jeffrey Legree threw two touchdown passes to Chunn, ran for a score himself and picked off a pass while playing defense and took it all the way back to the end zone as well.
Although Kozly remained mathematically alive in the playoff race after the win, they are likely fighting for minor honors as two losses to the second-place Warsaw Eagles leave them hoping that the Eagles will lose all three of their remaining games to allow them to slip into the postseason. This would seem pretty unlikely, as the Eagles still have one game left against the Spartans, who have been outscored by an average of 51 points this season in nine games, including a 71-0 loss to the Eagles last weekend.
The Spartans got no relief from the pick-six bug that has plagued them all season, as Legree's defensive score was just one of two interception returns for scores by Kozly in the second quarter. The other came on a 58-yard runback by Hubert Chudy, who scored on such a play for the third time this season. Kozly led 28-0 at halftime, after taking a 6-0 lead in the first quarter and then scoring three times in the second.
Chunn dominated the second half, scoring three times. He caught a 10-yard pass from Legree in the third quarter to extend the Poznan lead to 35-0, and he added scoring runs of 1 yard and 29 yards in the fourth quarter. Warsaw's offense was not completely hopeless, reaching the Poznan red zone twice before being turned back both times. Kozly's 50 points were a new team record, topping the 47 they scored against the Spartans earlier in the year.
With only that home game against the Eagles on June 15 remaining, it looks as though the Spartans are on their way to a winless Topliga debut season. The Spartans have now been shut out in three straight games and six overall this year. Due to a postponement early in the season, Kozly still have two games left to play. They will host the Gdynia Seahawks on June 16 before traveling to Wroclaw to face the Giants a week later.