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IFL: Firenze Guelfi and Milano Seamen advance to Italian Bowl

Firenze Guelfi RB Jared Gerbino rushed for 90 yards and 1 TD in put over the Parma Panthers Picture: Fabio Cubo

The Firenze Guelfi and Milano Seamen have top quality to the Italian Bowl following their victories within the Italian Soccer League semi-finals this previous weekend.

Firenze Guelfi 19 – Parma Panthers 14

Firenze Guelfi RB Ahmad Tanner discovering working room Picture: Fabio Cubo

After the Firenze Guelfi’s week-1 loss to the defending champion Panthers this season, they’ve been prepared for redemption. And so they obtained unbiased that as each teams carried out their top quality defensive recreation of the twelve months.

Firenze, recognized for racking up 300 plus dashing yards per recreation, barely broke half of of that. Quarterback Andrea Fimiani turn out to be as quickly as contained for lots of the recreation, permitting Jared Gerbino to prevail in a complete lot of of the heavy lifting on the flooring.

But it surely certainly turn out to be as quickly as Fimiani’s arm that secured the primary two scores of the recreation with an 18-yarder to Ahmed Tanner and a 22-yarder to Gerbino.

Parma quarterback Brook Bolles turn out to be as quickly as in an area to claw a few of the components wait on with a plain first-half of landing, nonetheless the Panthers offense struggled all recreation to come back by any semblance of a passing recreation going.

Parma Panthers offense lined up with QB Brook Bolles about to take a snap Picture: Fabio Cubo

The 2nd half of noticed additional of Gerbino and an eventual 32-yard dashing landing to elevate the ranking to 19-7 coming into the fourth quarter.

Bolles, proving an good runner lots of the season, tried to ascertain Firenze’s type of play, nonetheless it proved unsuccessful as a result of it turn out to be as quickly as what the Guelfi safety turn out to be as quickly as historic to seeing in declare all week lengthy.

A closing landing by the Panthers within the fourth quarter launched the ranking to inside one. But it surely certainly turn out to be as quickly as too dinky too plain for Parma because the Guelfi historic their closing strain to plug the clock out and ship themselves to the Italian Bowl after a three-twelve months absence.

Milano Seamen 41 – Ancona Dolphins 21

Milano Seamen WR Markell Fort hauling in one in every of his 10 catches. Picture: Dario Fumagalli

The 2nd and shutting semifinal of the weekend noticed the undefeated Milano Seamen dominate the Ancona Dolphins when it counted to come back wait on away with the 41-21 put and attain the Italian Bowl for the eighth time since 2013.

Ancona, carrying the league’s quantity 1 toddle safety, had been in precise stead coming into the recreation as their defensive strengths matched up properly in direction of the Seamen’s offense. Ancona’s probabilities of victory subsequently hinged on the play of their offense and quarterback Colin Di Galbo.

But it surely certainly turn out to be as quickly as in reality the Dolphins safety that gave the impression to be the weaker instruct of the crew. Seamen quarterback Luke Zahradka tore the Ancona secondary to devices, throwing for 344 yards and 6 touchdowns on unbiased 22 completions.

As anticipated, Markell Fort carried out the top quality attribute for the Seamen’s receiving corps, racking up 132 yards and three touchdowns.

The Seamen will now toddle to Bologna to face off in direction of the Firenze Guelfi in what must be an exhilarating recreation; two teams on the very inaccurate discontinuance of offensive manufacturing nonetheless using markedly numerous methods to prevail in it.

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