04.09.2005 klo 12:34
The Crocodiles beat the Trojans on their home turf 51-12 after shutting nearly completely off the Trojans´feared passing game. Chris Dapolito completed only 5 passes and gained 77 yards. The Crocodiles used their strong running to control the game. In the first quarter the Trojans had their chance to take the lead and perhaps alter the script of the game, but the Croc defense held the game scoreless.
In the second half the Crocodiles scored three touchdowns and a field goal making the halftime score 23-0. After the halftime things went from bad to worse and the score was 51-0 before the Trojans made it´s first points. Jamal Allen made a nice catch near the end zone, got rid of the defensemen and scored a touchdown. The two point conversion did not succeed. When only 2 minutes left the Trojans recovered a fumble and had another scoring chance. Ilja Redin dived to the end zone making the score now 51-12. The two point conversion failed so the final score was 51-12.
In Finnish Maple League there is of course a championship game but also a bronze medal game. The final game is historical, because this is the first time neither of the Maple Bowl teams is from the Helsinki area. The finalists are Porvoo Butchers and Seinäjoki Crocodiles. The finalist from three previous years; the Trojans and the Roosters, will play for the bronze medals.Stats of the game