LIVESTREAM Germany: Kiel Baltic Hurricanes @ Cologne Crocodiles, June 19, 3:00 p.m. CET (3:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m. ET)
Graphic: Igor Lazarevic
the Cologne crocodiles (1-1) will host the Baltic hurricanes in Kiel (0-2) in this GFL North match.
Cologne will seek to bounce back after losing Dresden last week, while Kiel aim to play better this weekend than their first two outings.
Kiel struggled to open the season as they suffered back-to-back losses at the hands of Potsdam Royal. Kiel will look to launch his offense as quarterback Joe Germinerio and the Hurricanes the offensive has not yet found a rhythm. Former Penn State (NCAA D1) wide receiver Weston Carr is a player to watch. The fast 6’2 “wide has the potential to be a Kiel go to the guys.
Defensively, linebacker Darin Hungerford is an athletic defenseman who can help stop running and short passes. Defensive back Marian Baecker provides the Kiel defense with veteran leadership and a sure tackle. Baecker will have to communicate well with his secondary as a happy pass Crocodiles offense awaits him.
from Cologne the offense caught fire this year. Behind a solid offensive line play, quarterback Christian Strong threw for an average of 439 yards and four touchdowns per game. Strong was able to connect well with wide receiver Markell Caste who has over 200 receiving yards in both Crocodiles Games. Search Cologne to continue to spread the ball in their productive air raid offensive.
the Crocodiles Secondary is headed by Emory Polley. The old one Brunette college (NCAA D1 FCS) and Japanese X-League standout is back for its second season in Cologne and has been very solid to start the 2021 campaign. Look for him to match with Kiel Weston Carr as these two former Division 1 players should be fun to watch line up against each other.
Kiel can’t wait to play against someone other than Potsdam after consecutive defeats against the talented Royal. Cologne on the other hand, seeks to keep his powerful passing attack in shape as he aims to challenge the GFL North better teams.
Watch the game live here. Kiel Baltic Hurricanes @ Cologne Crocodiles, June 19, 3:00 p.m. CET (3:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m. ET)
List of Cologne crocodiles