Austrians win the season opener at Aix en Provence with 42-0
The Vienna Vikings have showed their current strength in their first game in group A of the BIG6 in a very impressive manner. At the French vice Champion Les Argonautes d`Aix en Provence the Vikings reached a shutout 42-0 victory and remain undefeated this season after two wins in their domestic league.
In front of a crowd of around 500 spectators, including 50 Vikings fans who had come all the way to the south of France together with the team, the guests scored the first touchdown with youth player Martin Deininger after a pass of quarterback Bernhard Seikovits in the first quarter.
In the second period it was the defense to make the points, as defensive back Luis Horvath carried back an interception for a touchdown.
After the break, the guests played for a quick decision, again both sides of the ball were good for more points. First wide receiver Maurice Wappl caught a pass in the end zone, then Defensive Back Maximilian Zangl grabbed a fumble and carried the ball into the end zone of the Argonautes before Defensive Back Christoph Gombkötö did the same with an interception.
The final touchdown was scored by RB Florian Maier, who ran into the endzone in the last quarter. Because kicker Sebastian Daum was successful with all of his six extra points, the result was 42-0 at the end.
This victory brings the Vienna Vikings in a good position for a place in the Eurobowl XXX before the decision game versus the New Yorker Lions will be played at home at the 24th of April.
BY TOM AUST/Big6 Football