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The Unicorns of Schwäbisch Hall and quarterback Reilly Hennessey head to the German Football League semi-finals against the Allgäu Comets on Saturday 24 September looking to remain unbeaten and qualify for the german bowl for the eighth consecutive season.
The Unicorns beat the Berlin Adlers in the quarterfinals behind 13 of Hennessey’s 18 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns.
Hennessey will start again today, although there has been a bit of a split at quarterback for the Unicorns this season, with Hennessey occasionally handing over to James Slack.
In fact, Hennessey hasn’t played a full season, playing only nine games, but he’s been the starting quarterback lately for Schwäbisch room in the playoffs.
Before signing with the unicorns in 2021, Hennessey spent time in the Italian Football League where he led the Parma Panthers to a 10-0 unbeaten season in 2021. During that year, he threw for 1,672 yards and 17 touchdowns, with two rushing scores. You could say he has a knack for leading undefeated teams.
In his second year with the unicorns, he put up similar stats throwing for 1,786 yards and 21 touchdowns, with four more rushing. Reilly was also able to produce a 73% completion percentage.
One problem Hennessey will have to deal with is its turnover. He’s been picked twice by the Adler and has had seven interceptions on the year, so he’ll have to tread carefully against a secondary Comets ball peddler today.
The unicornsThe defense will have their hands full in this semi-final match with Allgäu signal caller Kenyatte Allen, so it’s vital that Hennessey reduce their errors on the attacking side of the ball.
Watch the match live here. Allgäu Comets @Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, September 24, 4:00 p.m. CET (4:00 p.m., 10:00 a.m. ET)