Bartosz Dziedzic threw five touchdown passes on Sunday, including four in the first half alone, to lead the Wrocław Panthers to a 63-6 rout of the home Warsaw Sharks. The Panthers returned a pair of punts for scores in the second half, on their way to a 2-1 record and a share of second place in the Topliga standings.
Rickey Stevens scored first for the Panthers, finding the end zone on a third-down play in which it looked like two Sharks defenders had him bottled up for a loss and a defensive stand. Stevens scored again in the third quarter to give him 5 touchdown runs for the season, a number that makes him the Topliga leader.
Wrocław also sports the league's leading scoring receiver, Tomasz Dziedzic, who hauled in his third and fourth touchdowns of the young season. The Sharks got a glimmer of hope in the second quarter on an electrifying 75-yard run by quarterback Giorgio Bryant, but their offense was undone by dropped passes throughout the game.
Sharks (1-2): vs. Gdynia Seahawks (2-0), May 7
Panthers (2-1): at Warsaw Eagles (1-1), May 7
TOPLIGA WEEK 4 SCHEDULE:
Sunday, April 24, 1:00 PM: Gdynia Seahawks (2-0) vs. Husaria Szczecin (1-2)