And then there was one. The Tigers eliminated the Bobcats to square off against the only remaining unbeaten NFC2 side – Shropshire Revolution – in the NFC2 Final, the second game this coming Sunday.
Shropshire Revolution vs Glasgow Tigers
Is there a more dominant side in Division Two than the Revolution? A perfect regular season, the Rev dominated from start to finish. Shropshire won all but two games by more than 20 points, and finished off the season with four consecutive shutout wins, scoring 215 points in the process.
They faced off against rookie outfit Morecambe Bay Storm in the quarter-finals, dismantling their opponents 60-8 to register their fifth 50-burger of 2017, racing out to a huge first quarter lead that switched on the running clock with three quarters to play.
In the semi-finals, they once again shutout their opponent, defeating Gateshead Senators 35-0 to book their place in Division One in 2018.
They’ll take on the #3 ranked Glasgow Tigers in the NFC2 Final on Sunday afternoon. Like Berkshire in the SFC2, Glasgow were defeated in the opening game of the season (a 6-2 road loss to Aberdeen Roughnecks) before winning out the rest of the season to finish with an 8-1 record.
It was a slow start for the Glasgow offense, however. Despite starting 5-1, the Tigers were struggling for points averaging just 14 points per game through the first six fixtures of the campaign. But they picked up down the stretch, increasing their PPG to 19.88 for the season. Defense wins championships though, and the 48 points given up during the season ranked Glasgow’s defense as the #1 unit in the entire BAFA National Leagues at just 5.33 points per game.
The Tigers took home a third victory of the season in four outings against the Roughnecks in the semi-final before upsetting favourites Leeds Bobcats in the semi-final.
The unstoppable force against the immovable object?
Despite the Tigers taking care of the highly favoured Bobcats, #TeamDC vote unanimously in favour of the unbeaten Shropshire Revolution. Could we see a 13-0 season from the Rev before they take their place in Division One in 2018?