CEI: Belgrade Blue Dragons Win Vs Budapest Hurricanes + Season Teaser

Photo: Jean-Francois Nicollet
Blue Dragons have managed to overcome 4 point deficit at halftime to defeat Hungarian Champions – Budapest Hurricanes.Final Score was 17:7 for the Blue Dragons (3:0/0:7/6:0/8:0 Final 17:7).

Game was played at SC Lokomotiva field in Belgrade where Blue Dragons will be hosting all of their games this season.

Blue Dragons defense put on quite a show with 5 forced turnovers (2 INT, 3 FF), which limited Hurricanes to just 7 points, that is the lowest amount of points Hurricanes scored since June 2012!

Game started with Blue Dragons defense forcing 3&Out, and then offense made a good drive that ended with a 20y FG. After couple changes of possession and turnovers on both sides, where key interceptions for the Dragons were made by FS Dušan Ćurčić and SS Luka Armuš.

Hungarian Champions managed to score after a Blue Dragons fumble deep in their territory. WR Varga György caught a TD, and after extra point score was 7:3 for the Hurricanes.

Photo: Jean-Francois Nicollet
Second half started with ground and pound from the Serbian national Team RB – Marko Baković who managed to score a TD at the middle of the third quarter. Baković finished the game with more than 100y russhing. After a failed extra point score was 9:7 for the Blue Dragons.

Very tense game followed in which both Defensive Lines dominated. Standouts from the Dragons were DT Uroš Vuković with a couple of sacks and DE Aleksandar Janjić who managed to stop the only drive of the Hurricanes which got to the Blue Dragons side of the field, by forcing the fumble on the Hurricanes QB. In the next Dragons drive WR Željko Novak caught a 80y TD pass from QB Lazar Sporin. Dragons failed to convert on 2 point conversion so the score was 15:7.Worth mentioning from the Dragons receiving corps was second year player WR Nikola Pjanović who caught several long passes.

Last chance for the Hurricanes turnaround was destroyed by Dragons DE Aleksandar Janjić who made a safety and set the final score to 17:7 for the Belgrade Blue Dragons.

Nikola Davidovic