With the air of the inevitable, the Wrocław Panthers completed their march towards a perfect 2015 regular season on Saturday at home, upending Kozły Poznań by a score of 55-6. The Panthers averaged more than 47 points a game in their ten wins this season, winning each of those contests by at least 23 points.
Kyle Israel threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter before being relieved by Bartosz Dziedzic, who came in to throw four. Starting deep in his own end, Israel hit Bartosz's brother, Tomasz, who ran 94 yards for a spectacular touchdown to open the scoring. Israel then hit Dawid Tarczyński for a more modest 15-yarder to make it 12-0.
Kozły got their only points of the game on a 3-yard touchdown by Łukasz Bentka, making it 12-6 early in the second quarter. Dziedzic then extended the lead to 26-6 with touchdown passes to his brother and Tarczyński, and Adam Jagiełło made it 34-6 at halftime with a 6-yard touchdown run.
The Panthers, who have now won all five games they have played against Kozły, held Poznań off the scoreboard for the entire second half. They added a second Patryk Matkowski touchdown reception and a second scoring run by Jagiełło in the third quarter and a Miłosz Cynk touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.
Kozły finished the season with just a single win over Husaria Szczecin, and their last-place finish means that they will play the PLFA I champion on August 1 for the right to remain in the Topliga next season. The Panthers, on the other hand, will be playing for the right to advance to SuperFinal X on July 11 when they host the Warsaw Eagles in the first Topliga semifinal on June 27.
Panthers (10-0): vs. Warsaw Eagles (6-4), Saturday, June 27, Time TBA (Topliga semifinal #1)
Kozły (1-9): vs. PLFA I champion, Saturday, August 1, Time TBA (Topliga/PLFA I barrage game)