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The Finnish soccer community will match it when the Seinjoki Crocodiles and Kuopio Steelers battle it out for the Maple Bowl Championship on Saturday, September 10.
Two very different teams will meet with a title on the line as the Steelers hope to make history by completing an undefeated season en route to a three-peat. The Crocodiles, on the other hand, will be hoping to shake off their disappointment in their first cup appearance since 2016.
The Steelers have outscored Seinjoki 42-21 and 27-8 between the two this season, so the Gators definitely have an uphill battle today.
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of Crocodiles They are coming up with a great victory at the last second. Helsinki Wolverines In the semi-finals. In that game, the Gators relied heavily on the running back. Christian Paul (Colorado NCAA D1 FBS) before catching a last-second touchdown from Anthony Lampivuo. After rushing for 1,139 yards and 16 touchdowns on the season, Paul should get more touchdowns today. With strong steel protection, quarter time Anthony White head If so, it should be lifted. Seinjoki wants to get rid of the upset today. Whitehead has gotten Joel Sarkelan and Anthony Lampivuo back-to-back seasons, but he’ll need to make big plays to get here. Kupoyo Defense.
Former “Last Chance U” star and University of Tennessee (NCAA DI) Defensive Lineman Good bad He led the league in tackles this season. Former junior college All-Americans from Arthur Pinheiro, Seth Zins, Fill Zacok Creating a defensive line that should play well today. if so Seinjoki The defensive line can play well today and give themselves a good chance to beat this mighty Steelers team. Expect first-year coach Andy Bezier to mix things up Kupoyo A different look.
of steels The defense leads the league with 38 sacks on the season. Linebacker Colby Campbell (Duke NCAA D1 FBS), with return steels Defenders IKM We have (Miami OH NCAA D1 FBS), Jani Lindqvist, Roni Laine and Iro Pekkarinen form a tough unit to score. This week, that unit will be key to stopping one of the best runs in the league. Crocodiles Christian Powell.
Offensively, the Steelers also have a good inside running back. Leantony Resnover, The league’s top rusher. The second-year Steeler has put up 1,763 yards and an impressive 30 touchdowns this season, leading this offense to the top of the league. of steels have Maple League’s Best rushing attack averaging over 200 yards on the field. As they passed, the Maple Bowl Champion quarter Joey Bradley Targets fullback Ville Linston, and receivers Isaac Marshall and Hans Harju. Head coach Pekka Utrian woman He’s eager to get his players going this early to force him. Crocodiles to pass.
Seinjoki The undefeated enter this game as huge underdogs. Kupoyo A team looking to make history. Fans can wait Crocodiles give away Steels Four great quarters as these two make for entertaining matchups all season.