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03.06.2003 Tyrolean Raiders

Preview: EFAF Cup Final 2003 in Innsbruck

EFAF proudly presents the:


Papa Joe’s Tyrolean Raiders
vs. Carlstad Crusaders

14.06.03 – 19.30h – New Tivoli Stadium Innsbruck

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Sponsor Telesystem Tirol invites all football fans to this big event. – FREE ENTRANCE.!!

The Papa Joe’s Tyrolean Raiders are proud to host the Telesystem EFAF Cup Final 2003 Innsbruck in one of the most modern sports stadium’s of Europe – the new Tivoli stadium.

The Papa Joe’s Tyrolean Raiders will face the Carlstad Crusaders, the Swedish Vice-Champion, who is undefeated both in their national league and in EFAF Cup. In EFAF Cup qualifying round they defeated the two Danish teams NFA Monarchs 25:12 and Roskilde Kings 46:0. The Crusaders rely on a very tough defense, lead by US LB Tracey Gere and the two US DBs Sean Cotton and Donte McCoy. Their offense is led by the national, Swedish QB Johan Larsson, which uncommon for a Euro Top 10 team but shows how good their national players are.

The Papa Joe’s Tyrolean Raiders also won both of their EFAF Cup qualifying games, in front of 3.500 spectators and live nationwide TV they beat the PA Guilford Knights (GB) 56:21 and in front of 2.000 spectators they secured the final spot with a 50:26 victory over the Zurich Renegades (CH). In these two games the only 19 year old Raiders RB Florian Grein advanced to “Mr. Euro Cup” scoring not less than 7 Touchdowns.

“The Telesystem EFAF Cup Final 2003 Innsbruck is for sure the biggest game for the Papa Joe’s Tyrolean Raiders in our history and with together with our partners we are aiming at 4.000 – 5.000 spectators”, says Tyrolean Raiders Manager Daniel Dieplinger. The fans will be entertained with a pyro-show, more than 40 Raiderettes cheerleader, a Telesystem halftime winning contest, American Food & Drinks, DJ Horst and Football Guides explaining the rules.

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Partners of the Telesystem EFAF Cup Final 2003 Innsbruck:


Game preview from Carlstad Crusaders American Football Club

Carlstad Crusaders @ Tyrolean Raiders Saturday June 14th 19.30,
Innsbruck, Austria

Game preview av Head Coach BD Kennedy:

As the focus of the week changes to the EFAF Cup Championship, I can
promise Sverige that we will do our best to represent the country and
our league and bring the cup back to Karlstad.

We will be facing a tough, fast team in the Tyrelon Raiders. They have a tremendous American =
QB Robbie Jenkins and he is a threat as a runner and passer. He is joined in the backfield by another American Wade Smith that also doubles as a DB and dangerous kick return man. Another player to watch is the Ausrtrian RB from team Europe Florean Grein. He has had some really good games in the EFAF Cup and the regular season for the Raiders.

Offensively it seems the Raiders do nothing but score about everyother time they touch the ball. They have scored 50 points or more in each of the EFAF cup games and averaged also nearly 50 points a game in their regular season. Defensively, they have given up some points but one cannot be decieved by the fact that they are playing good enough defense not to give up enough points that they lose the game.

All in all we are looking for a tremendous game and are excited to be playing in the EFAF Championship game. The plan is to win it and bring home to Karlstad. It should be an exciting Saturday night in Innsbruk.

The teams way to the Final:

Tyrolean Raiders - PA Knights 56-21
Zurich Renegades - Tyrolean Raiders 26-50

Roskilde Kings - Carlstad Crusaders 0-46
Carlstad Crusaders - NFA Monarchs 25-12

Starters in Crusaders (can be changed before the game):

Offense: Defense:

QB Johan Larsson DB Tracey Gere
WR Kalle Flognman DB Marcus Jonsson
WR Patrik Lindgren DB Robert Sundberg
RB Rikard Borg LB Per Fridberg
RB Christian Forsman LB Henrik Larsson
RB Joakim Holm LB Daniel Jansson
OL Hans Gunnarsson LB Martin Ullbrandt
OL Rickard M=E4kitalo DL Per Rindberg
OL Calle Kabo DL Fredrik Vikberg
OL Hampus Harletun DL Eric H=E5kansson
OL Staffan Johansson DL Johan Asker

Out: Martin Larsson Shoulder

Robert Sundberg, General Manager Carlstad Crusaders


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