Football / IFL / Jerusalem Lions Pounce on Petah Tikva Troopers to Go 3-0

The Jerusalem Lions walloped the Petah Tikva Troopers 60-12 on Saturday to move to a perfect 3-0 and sit comfortably in first place in the IFL's South Division.

The Lions' cause was helped the day before when division rivals Be'er Sheva Black Swarm were demolished 62-28 by the Tel Aviv Pioneers of the North Division, who claimed their first season of the game in style. On Friday, the Judean Rebels had no trouble taking apart winless Arnold's Northern Stars 54-6.

Running back Danny Brill accounted for most of the Lions' first-half scoring as they roared to a 38-6 lead. He completed touchdown runs of three, five and seven yards, the last two during the final 3:14 of the half. He finished the game with 57 yards on eight attempts. Gani Medad added a score with a 28-yard touchdown return off an interception.

Quarterback Binyamin Schultz tossed two touchdowns in the third quarter, the second one a 29-yard pass to Jesse Talmud.

In the Pioneers victory, Yonatan Shkolsky ran for three first-half touchdowns and ended the day with 81 yards.