Defeat to close the regular season at home (21-24)

Sep 3, 2022

The regular season ended for the Barcelona Dragons with a tight loss at home. It was exactly the same result that was reflected on the scoreboard in Week 2 in Hamburg; but the negative. This time it was those of Andrew Weidinger who lost in their feud. Duel of the tightest that had practically everything.

A meeting that lasted more than three and a half hours. And it is that the different electrical storms and deluges made the party had to stop up to two times. One just during the break and another, much shorter, before the end of the third quarter. Changes in the sky of the most beasts. It seemed at one point that the duel was taking place in Hamburg.

Until this festival of lights, thunder and deluge, the game was more favorable for the visiting team. The Hamburg Sea Devils found a way to short-circuit a ‘Dragon‘ attack that practically only in the TD signed by Kyle Sweet could they play with several of their cards. On the other side of the ball, the Sea Devils just had Glen Toonga put them on their shoulders. The visiting RB was once again intractable and in the first two quarters a total of three touchdowns were scored in his private account. With 6-21, the break was reached.

Once the game was resumed after the storm, the Dragons were only able to make up the result a little bit in the third fifteen minutes of the game with a safety (8-21).

But in the last assault came the offensive explosion of the HC Weidinger. It was twice that Zach Edwards drew all his magic. First putting a deep pass that connected with a sweet Roque Alarcón. The ’88’ caught the ball and took it to the end zone to further adjust the result (15-21). But it is that after a few minutes the Dragons were able to get ahead on the scoreboard. The boys from home took for granted the lesson they had in Vienna: if you catch the ball and no one touches you on the ground… Get up and run. That is exactly what Mario Flores did before the euphoria unleashed in the stands of the Estadi Municipal. The only drawback of not being able to completely round off the action was that Giorgio Tavecchio was blocked from extra point (21-21).

With everything in a handkerchief, the Hamburg Sea Devils made good the second option of FG that they tried a few seconds before the conclusion of the match. They got 21-24 and the referees ended the match.

Now, with no time to mourn, Andrew Weidinger’s charges will focus on their next goal: the away playoff game, the semi-finals. One step away from playing the final.