The top two seeds will square off against one another in Fantasy Bowl XXVII. For top-seeded Keystone, it was an easy win. For the second-seeded Blowfish, it was a nail-biter until the 4th quarter of the Monday night game.
Keystone ended Happy Valley’s playoff run with an 86-34 thumping of the Violence. The Longfellows enter the Fantasy Bowl hoping to follow the 1994-95 Cheeseheads and the 2006-07 Griffins as the only teams to win back-to-back championships.
The Blowfish entered the Monday night game down to Dallas but with Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara still to play. A low-scoring game made it closer than expected, but Boston prevailed 57-47. The Blowfish will be playing in their 7th Fantasy Bowl, and are hoping to become the first franchise to win 5 championships.
Boston’s seven Fantasy Bowl appearances ties the other Boston team — the Wildcats — for 2nd most in league history. The Griffins hold the league record with 10 Fantasy Bowl appearances.
Keystone has a chance to capture some league history as well — no franchise has ever completed a sweep of both the championship game and the points championship twice. The Longfellows have a chance to do it in consecutive years.
Dallas remains the point leader, but the lead has shrunk to a mere TWO TOUCHDOWNS over Keystone with two weeks remaining (1223 – 1211). The Armadillos will play the Violence this week in the consolation game to determine 3rd place.
Fantasy Bowl XXVII:
#1 seed Keystone (10-3) vs. #2 seed Boston Blowfish (9-4)
Consolation (3rd Place):
#4 seed Dallas (9-5) vs. #6 seed Happy Valley (8-6)