Big duel down south as Blue Stars and Grizzlies clash, Argonautes still on the hunt
Graphics: Igor Lazarevic
With just three games left in the regular season in the French Elite D1 Championship, that Marseille Blue Stars have the number one seed in the south division completely locked up. However, seeded numbers two and three remain up for grabs, with four of the five teams still in contention.
Aix Argonautes 3-1-3 @ Montpellier MFA Hurricanes 0-7
The opening match of week 8 in Conference B For a team it will be important this weekend that Argonauts. If the grizzlies to lose marseille, they will be just one game away from the second-place team.
With the hurricanes With no wins so far, quarterback Michael Pina will be licking his chops in what should be an easy win. He currently ranks second in the passer rankings with 19 touchdowns and 1,800 yards for the season. Montpellier has one of the most generous defenses in the league, so he’ll surely feel like he can claim first place as well as a win.
Marseille Blue Stars 7-0 @ Catalans Grizzlies 5-2
This will probably be the most interesting game from week 8 grizzlies against the league favorites, the Marseille Blue Stars.
The first time these two teams met was in March Blue Stars narrowly escaped with their perfect record as they crashed catalans 35-28. grizzlies Quarterback Jacob Purichia put on a show shredding a great defense for 318 yards and four touchdowns.
Despite this heroic achievement, the grizzlies still came up short as Marseille were just too strong in the final moments of the game. The ability of Blue Stars avoiding relying on a single player or facet of the game allows for a level of schematic variety lost to others within the league.
Ahead of the playoffs and a shot at the grizzlies to secure second place, the team out Catalan will no doubt be ready to rock this game.