May 22, 2024


Art Shines Through

IFL heads into second half of the season

Graphic: Igor Lazarevic

Just after a a lot-required bye 7 days in Italy, the Italian Soccer League will be returning to motion this weekend to kick off the next 50 % of the time.

Six of the 9 teams in the IFL will be in motion this weekend following the Easter weekend crack. On Saturday, April 23, the league-foremost Milano Seamen will host the Bologna Warriors even though the next area Firenze Guelfi consider on the going to Verona Mastini. Ultimately on Sunday, the Modena Vipers will pay a check out to Rome to deal with the fifth area Lazio Ducks.

Verona Mastini 1-2 @Firenze Guelfi 3-1

The very first matchup of 7 days 7 will see a red-incredibly hot Firenze Guelfi squad face off towards the Verona Mastini who are coming off a demoralizing defeat at the hands of the Ancona Dolphins.

Due to the fact the return of head mentor Artwork Briles, the Guelfi have been scarily effective on the ground. The crew is averaging 327 yards dashing for every video game, destroying all in their wake. The only crew they were being not able to get the ideal of was the Panthers in their 7 days 1 matchup, prior to the arrival of Briles.

On the other side, we have Verona who have experienced a shaky begin in their initially foray into the IFL with their only get coming towards the Modena Vipers, who are also enduring their 1st 12 months in the top rated division.

If Mastini hopes to be in the match come the second 50 percent, their protection will will need to come across a way to subdue the Guelfi ground recreation. But centered on past months, this might be way too tricky a job. 

Bologna Warriors 1-3 @Milano Seamen 3-

The Sport of the Week in the IFL this weekend could be a further forgone summary as a seemingly unbeatable Seamen host the Bologna Warriors.

The Seamen’s passing attack, led by Luke Zahradka, is at this time top the league. Zahradka and IFL initially-yr receiver Markell Castle are tearing holes in opposing secondaries. As a team, Milano averages 279.3 yards passing for every game with Zahradka averaging 266 yards passing and Castle hauling in an common of 156 yards in receptions.

The Warriors, on the other hand, have been wildly inconsistent. One week, quarterback Gabriel Cousineau throws for around 300 yards, searching like a leading-tier passer and the next, their protection lets in 42 factors.

If the Warriors hope to put a a single in the Seamen’s L column, they will require to find some group regularity to establish off.

Modena Vipers 1-1 @Lazio Ducks 2-2

The remaining game of week 7 will most likely be the tightest of contests. Every of these .500 groups has revealed sparks with the Vipers’ coming in their league-surprising gain about the defending winner Parma Panthers, and the Lazio Ducks in each individual of their down-to-the-wire matchups.

The Ducks are just a number of performs absent from a superior file, but the wins they secured have created them self-confident. Quarterback Calvin Stitt has proved to be practically nothing but electric powered, generally carrying the offense on his again, irrespective of not becoming the most typical of passers.

Throughout from Stitt will be the Vipers who are hoping to get their 2nd get of the year. Quarterback Danny Vanatsky bounced back following his mediocre start off to the period. In week 5, the Ohio State solution took down the reigning champions Parma Panthers in a flawless outing.

Even with this stellar efficiency by Vantatsky, it has been a tale of two halves. Vantatsky will have to have to participate in yet another excellent sport to shut the Ducks out early as they have shown by themselves to be fantastic closers.