The Primacol Białystok Lowlanders continued their impressive play to begin the 2015 season with a 46-0 home romp over the Zagłębie Steelers Interpromex on Saturday afternoon. The win left the Lowlanders, who seem to be improving with each successive game in their return to the Topliga, in a tie for third place in the league standings.
Jermaine Blackmon caught three of quarterback Jabari Harris's four touchdown passes, starting with a 13-yard scoring reception in the first quarter. That score came after Harris got the first points of the game on a 29-yard touchdown run and before a 33-yard interception return for a touchdown by Tomasz Żukowski made it 19-0 for the Lowlanders at the end of a quarter.
Harris had a hand in all six of Białystok's offensive touchdowns, adding a 6-yard rushing score to his record in the second to make it 33-0 at halftime. Blackmon completed his hat trick after the halftime break, and 21-year-old rookie receiver Eryk Mąkowski capped off a perfect day for the Lowlanders with a 23-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter.
Zagłębie's rough start to the year therefore continued, as they fell to 0-4 in losing to the Lowlanders for the second time this year. Białystok won 33-12 in Będzin in the first meeting between the two teams, played just two weeks ago.
To make matters worse, the Steelers face perhaps their toughest task of the year in their next game, at the undefeated Wrocław Panthers on May 10. Białystok, meanwhile, will also have a difficult opponent on their hands following the May Day break, as they will host the 4-1 Gdynia Seahawks on May 9. A win in that game would really put Białystok on the map as a serious playoff contender.
Lowlanders (3-2): vs. Gdynia Seahawks (4-1), Saturday, May 9, Time TBA
Steelers (0-4): at Wrocław Panthers (5-0), Sunday, May 10, Time TBA