The best players in the league after two weeks

Photo credit: Flash La Courneuve

After almost two years without football in France, the teams are finally back in action. The league’s top teams impressed for two weeks, with household names such as the Flash La Courneuve, the Marseilles Blue Stars, Amiens Spartansand Argonauts of Aix en Provence re-emerge as potential suitors.

Throughout the league, there is no shortage of talent. New faces are frowning as other familiar names have made their comebacks known. Let’s take a look at some of France best players in their first two games.

Marseille QB Kaleb ScottPhoto: Coretin L’Huillier

Canadian setter Kaleb Scott led the Blue Stars back-to-back sweeping wins to start the year. the old Holy from Marie University quarterback played for Marseilles in 2020 before the pandemic brought the season to an abrupt end. Now, two years later, Scott and blue stars have reunited and have “unfinished business” this season. Scott was one of the league’s best passers with 559 yards and eight touchdowns in two weeks of play.

Ozni Adramann running the ball Photo: JoRamon Pix

stay in the south of FranceOzni Adramann was the France first rusher to start the year. the Catalan Grizzlies tailback got off to a solid start with another big game last week in Montpellier. This time rushing for 104 yards and a touchdown. However, he fumbled twice as the defenders preferred to go for the strip rather than try and knock down the bruises alone.

Idriss RamkyPhoto: JoRamon Pix

Another one grizzled roaring in the south is local receiver Idriss Ramky. The 6’2 French has an excellent football resume playing for the national team and adjusting for two seasons of junior college football in the United States. This year he was one of the protagonists of the Grizzlies offense catching a header scraping 23 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns in just two games.

Anthony Abandzounou sacks the quarterback Photo: Flash La Courneuve

Defensively, Anthony Abandzounou of Flash La Courneuve was simply the story of the first week. Abandzounou was practically unlockable as he lived in the backfield, finishing the game with three sacks. the Paris the based powerhouse defeated the defending champion Thonon Black Panthers in a dominant fashion, allowing only one touchdown. Last week, the defensive end once again played well, helping the shine win in blowout mode for the second straight week.

Eddy AbdullahPhoto: Corentin L’Huillier

The best defender of another undefeated team is Marseilles Eddy Abdullah. Abdullah has made a name for himself in the south France and all along Europe as a quick and physical outside linebacker. True to itself, the the blue star the best tackler of 2020 is back on top with 17 saves, two sacks and a fumble recovery for a red hit Marseilles team.

Football fans in France were impressed with the talent and level of play as a proud footballing subculture returns to the country. Along with budding talent on the pitch, the FFFA’s increased social media presence and fan support have helped put French football back on the map in style.

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