08.06.2007 klo 10:50
The first upset of the season came already in the first week when the Turku Trojans beat the Maple League champion Porvoo Butchers 27-21. The Trojans scored on its every possession in the first quarter and got an easy 21-0 lead. In the second quarter the Butchers managed to stop the Trojans from scoring but it wasn't until in the final minutes of the quarter when they got their first points.
In the second half the Trojans made a couple of mistakes and let the Butchers into the game. First the Butchers scored from an interception and soon after that tied the game by picking the ball from a broken lateral pass play and running it into the end zone. In the final quarter the Trojans got their lead back and it held to the end although the Butchers had very good chances to win the game in the final seconds with some substantial help from the referees.
The American players of the Turku Trojans QB Ryan Mitch and WR Johnell Wyatte played well. Wyatte scored two TDs and gained 237 yards. He was also named as the Player of the Week. Ryan Mitch made 14 passing attempts of which 11 were completed, one was intercepted and two were TD passes. He gained total of 218 yards and scored also one TD.Stats of the game