Wrocław Outlaws 48, Sopot Seahawks 0 (in Wrocław)
The Wrocław Outlaws were dominant on both sides of the football for a second straight week, as they picked up their second consecutive shutout in a 48-0 win over the Sopot Seahawks. The inexperienced Seahawks are now 0-2 and looked like a very different team from the one that rolled through much of its 2015 schedule on its way to the PLFA I championship game, although that was partly because they were missing both their first-string and second-string quarterbacks in this one.
Wrocław led 40-0 at halftime after recording their second 30-point quarter of the year in the second quarter. Mariusz Górecki threw three touchdown passes in the first half, including a pair that went to Konrad Marszał. Jarosław Stopczyński had two touchdowns in the decisive second quarter to bring his total for the young season to five, and Dawid Jędrasik found the end zone for a second week in a row for the victors.
Tychy Falcons 52, Lublin Tytani 14 (in Lublin)
Two teams heading in seemingly opposite directions met on Saturday, and the result was predictable as the visiting Tychy Falcons opened their 2016 season with a decisive 52-14 victory over the Lublin Tytani. The Falcons were picked by many to be among the favorites for the PLFA I title this season, and they lived up to those expectations against the Tytani, who fell to 0-2 for the season.
Tychy took control right from the opening kickoff, which Lewis LeParish ran back the whole way for a score. Quarterback Keith Ray had a hand in four touchdowns, including a 17-yard run that made it 21-0 near the end of the first quarter. Jacek Wróblewski made it 31-0 in the second quarter with the first of his two rushing touchdowns, before Lublin finally got on the board on an Adrian Krzyżanowski touchdown reception. Ray and LeParish quickly answered with a 32-yard scoring hookup, and the Tytani began looking forward to a three-week break during which they will try to recoup for the remainder of the season.
Gliwice Lions 42, Krakow Kings 13 (in Gliwice)
The Gliwice Lions answered any doubters who might have remained after their opening day victory with a 42-13 home win over the defending PLFA I champion Krakow Kings on Sunday afternoon. The Lions dealt the Kings their first loss in over a year behind electrifying second half performances by their American import duo of Michael Thomas and Julius Childs. It was the first-ever meeting between the two clubs.
The game was close throughout the first half. Krakow led 13-7 midway through the second quarter after a defensive score, but Thomas threw a touchdown pass to Adrian Adamiec to give Gliwice a 14-13 halftime lead. Childs scored on an 80-yard pass play in the third quarter to make it 21-13, and Thomas took it in himself twice in the fourth quarter to give the Lions an unassailable advantage. Childs then provided the exclamation point with a length-of-the-field interception return for a score.
Warsaw Dukes 37, Łódzkie Wilki 7 (in Ząbki)
The Warsaw Dukes made it two-for-two in 2016 on Sunday, spoiling the season opener of the Łódzkie Wilki with a 37-7 triumph in Ząbki. The town's mayor was on hand for the Dukes' PLFA I home debut, which featured three touchdown passes by PLFA newcomer Avery Neloms and a touchdown apiece for a pair of PLFA veterans, Marcin Łojewski and Dawid Więckowski.
Łojewski scored his first career touchdown on an 18-yard reception to make it 7-0 in the first quarter, a lead that would double when Bartłomiej Rot scored on a 1-yard run early in the second. A Remigiusz Szmiel touchdown run cut the lead in half before the Dukes pulled away again with a field goal and a long Konrad Mariański touchdown reception prior to the break. Więckowski scored in the fourth quarter and Rot then sealed the victory with his second touchdown of the game.