Claymores 20, Galaxy 0
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) _ The Scottish Claymores won the right to host the World Bowl Saturday with a 20-0 win that snapped the Frankfurt Galaxy’s eight-game winning streak.
The Claymores, 4-1, finished first in the World League of American Football’s first half of the season as they stifled the league’s top offense in a showdown of the league’s best teams.
Led by tackle Ty Parten, Scotland’s defense created five turnovers and shut down the Galaxy’s Steve Pelluer, the league’s top-ranked passer.
Pelluer, a former Dallas Cowboy, was knocked out of the game with bruised ribs at the end of the first half.
The Galaxy fell to 4-1 in front of 32,000 spectators at Waldstadium and lost the right to host the World Bowl, which will be played in Edinburgh.
Frankfurt was last year’s winner of the game, which either matches up the first- and second-half champions or the two teams with the best records.
Paul McCallum kicked field goals of 31 and 25 yards to stake the Claymores to a 6-0 first-half lead.
Steve Matthews, allocated from the Kansas City Chiefs, threw a 21-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. Markus Thomas’s 3-yard touchdown run with just under five minutes left capped the scoring.