LIVESTREAM Poland: Krakow Kings @ Warsaw Mets, June 20, 2:00 p.m. CET (2:00 p.m., 8:00 a.m.ET)
Graphic: Igor Lazarevic
the Warsaw food (1-4) will host the Kings of Krakow (2-3) during the last week of play in the Polish Football League.
In the six-team playoffs, the kings and Food currently occupy fourth and fifth place respectively. The winner of this match will organize a knockout game in the wildcard round as the fourth seed. Look for these two teams to play hard in order to strengthen their position in the playoffs.
the Food are a team that seems to have hit their stride lately. After a season of Hail Mary, missed two point conversions and four very slim losses, the Food finally won last week, beating their city rivals Warsaw Eagles 28-6. the Food offense hummed as elder University of Texas (NCAA D1) Quarterback David Ash has become one of the league’s top assistants. The former Longhorn was able to save time and find his receivers all season long. This week, he will be looking to do the same against a physique Krakow defense.
the Food the defense was maintained by linebacker Zachary Blair. The veteran tackle was crucial in removing his defense from the field and putting the ball back in the hands of David Ash. Look for Blair and Mateusz Golos to be a key player in slowing down the mighty Krakow racing game.
the Kings of Krakow will look to retain the fourth seed in the playoffs and lead running back Alonzo Brock to victory. The old one Kentucky State linebacker (NCAA D2) has become a powerful running back for the Kings. Brock’s demeanor, size (230 pounds) and speed make him a burden on the tackler, as he’s rarely downed by a single defenseman. Expect Polish quarterback Filip Moscicki to capitalize on the solid running game and use action passes to challenge the Food defense in depth.
the kings will aim to contain a well executed Food attack in passing. Look for defensive back Marcin Maslon’s play to be crucial in coverage that of Warsaw better receivers. On the line of scrimmage expect kings physical line of defense to put pressure on the Mets quarterback for four quarters.
This game offers fans two very contrasting styles like the kings bring a powerful racing game to the table, while the Food pass happy offensive has destroyed teams all season. Expect this to be a competitive clash between two teams with something to prove before the playoffs.
Watch the game live here. Krakow Kings @ Warsaw Mets, June 20, 2:00 p.m. CET (2:00 p.m., 8:00 a.m.ET)
The Warsaw Mets roster
List of Krakow Kings