ELF: The Paris Musketeers rule at home

ELF: The Paris Musketeers rule at home
ELF: The Paris Musketeers rule at home

By Nithinya Simuong — July 8, 2024 at 11:28 am

Fourth victory of the ELF season for Paris.

Paris Musketeers – Hamburg Sea Devils: 41-18

After a crushing victory against Cologne, the Paris Musketeers won quite easily against another German team. Against Hamburg, Marc Mattioli and his men ruled the roost with a very good performance from his quarterback Zach Edwards (20/26, 213 yards, 5 TDs), despite a few unusual errors.

The German team was therefore unable to take revenge after suffering a heavy defeat at home, conceding the same number of points as in the first leg (41).

Chandler Jones, him again

First possession, opening score. 80 yards of play and runner Jason Aguemon resists 3 tackles before going for the touchdown. After the Sea Devils have the opportunity to take the lead, Chandler Jones intercepts Sea Devils quarterback Javarian Smith. His 3rd interception in 5 games already this season.

After a moment of hesitation, the Musketeers took off on a run by Zach Edwards. But Hamburg was determined not to let that happen, and went back 79 yards to end up with a touchdown on the ground by running back Lucas Harting Candido.

100 touchdowns thrown for Zach Edwards

After a new 3&out Forced, the Musketeers start again and take advantage of the defensive naivety of the German team to widen the gap. Receiver Cheikhou Sow scores his first touchdown of the season.

Hamburg’s defense is overwhelmed, and Paris drives the point home. Zach Edwards scores his 100th career touchdown thrown to Austin Mitchell. The quarterback will add one more to another receiver, Rémi Bertelin. Hamburg will save the honor on a run by Javarian Smith at the limit of the exit of the field.

This game will end with a festival of ball losses. The Musketeers first commit a fumble with Jefferson Alexandré. But, Javarian Smith decides to complete his work with a 2nd interception signed by safety Maxime Roger.

Other meetings

  • Rhein Fire – Cologne Centurions : 62-9
  • Wroclaw Panthers – Prague Lions : 14-3
  • Féhérvar Enthroners – Berlin Thunder : 0-47
  • Madrid Bravos – Frankfurt Galaxy : 46-15
  • Helvetic Mercenaries – Milano Seamen : 16-10
  • Barcelona Dragons – Munich Dragons : 0-54
  • Raiders Tirol – Vienna Vikings : 19-27

Standings and next match

The Paris Musketeers remain firmly installed in 2nd place in the Western Conference, tied with Madrid Bravos on the record (4 wins – 1 loss). A conference dominated by the Rhein Fire (6 wins – 1 loss). Two teams are still undefeated this season, the Stuttgart Surge and the Vienna Vikings.

The Musketeers’ next match will be on Bastille Day, July 14, when they host Berlin Thunder. Kick-off at 1 p.m.



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