Palm Beach Solar Bears at Chicago(Kansas City) Coyotes
The Solar Bears take a trip to Kansas City as the Coyotes haven’t fully finished their renovation of the Blues stadium yet. These 2 teams met in the preseason with Palm Beach demolishing their opponents 49-3 and will look to replicate their preseason performance in week 7. The Coyotes come off a 30-0 shut out loss against the DSFL champions from last season and are looking to redeem themselves at home this week. Borkus Maximus hasn’t quite lived up to the hype of being the number 1 draft pick, but has a decent passer rating of 63.4 with a 51.5% completion rating and 6 touchdowns so far this season.
Tijuana Luchadores at Norfolk Seawolves
The Luchadores head to Norfolk to face Daryl Washington and the Seawolves. This will be their first meeting since the preseason and the Luchadores have developed one of the best linebacker corps in the league with Brian Mills, Elvin Enchant, and Manny Paz leading the stable. Their quarterback, Arbin Asipi Jr., isn’t doing so well and is sitting at a dismal 50% completion rate for 3 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. The Luchadores did pull off the upset in week 6 against San Antonio on the road so things are looking up for the Luchadores as they head into week 7.
San Antonio Marshals at Portland Pythons
This will be the first regular season matchup from last year’s Ultimini championship game as the Marshals head to the Northwest to face the Pythons in their highly anticipated matchup. The Marshals recently picked up a new quarterback, Mike Vick, and will be starting him over Adams moving forward. The young quarterback will have his hands full against the Pythons, but luckily for San Antonio their run game of Willy Nyquist and Carter Bush have been almost unstoppable so far and have contributed to the Marshals current best record in the league. The Pythons offensive trinity is in full effect now as Roenick will have plenty of passing targets in Dwayne Aaron, Blessed Storm, and Glenn McPoyal. Week 8
Norfolk Seawolves at Palm Beach Solar Bears
Norfolk suffered a devastating loss at home against Palm Beach in week 6 and will be looking to pay them back in week 8 as they visit the Solar Bears in Palm Beach. This should be another interesting matchup of the bot teams as the Solar Bears feature the best passing offense in the league. The Solar Bears are better than their record suggests and should be on the upswing after their victory in Norfolk. Norfolk have been able to defeat their division rivals, but have fallen short against teams from the other division every time.
Portland Pythons at Tijuana Luchadores
The Pythons head down to Tijuana in week 8 to face off against the Luchadores again. In their week 4 matchup, the Pythons managed to secure a 17-10 victory at home while cranking up the defensive pressure on Asipi Jr. and the run offense of Sydney Spinelli and Lil Bot. Brian Mills and Elvin Enchant performed well and stopped Portland’s run game, but couldn’t stop the passing attack as Roenick threw 201 yards for 2 touchdowns that game. Much ‘banter’ has gone back and forth between both teams’ quarterbacks so there is no love lost between these two teams. Can the Luchadores wrangle the Pythons for a 3 count or will Portland 'Cobra-Clutch' their way to steal a win on the road?
Chicago (Kansas City) Coyotes at San Antonio Marshals
In another highly anticipated matchup, the Coyotes face the Marshals on the road after defeating them at home 24-19. San Antonio’s defense racked up 5 sacks, but the Coyotes defense stunned everyone as new defensive draftees Jack Dwyer and Cordell Joshua contained the Marshals’ run game to only 150 yards. Borkus managed to score 2 touchdowns against a formidable Marshals secondary and the Coyotes are hoping to make it out of San Antonio with another win over the Marshals under their belt.Graded!