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The Chicago Griffins and Chicago Lions both pulled off shock wins in Midwest DI club play this weekend.


The Griffins handed Metropolis this first loss of the league season, edging the league-leaders 21-19.

Scrumhalf Corey Quaglia scored two tries and wing Brendan Brown scored one, with flyhalf Josh Allan converting all three to seal the victory.

Metropolis stays in 1st but drops to 7-1, while the Griffins improve to 3-4-1.

"Credit to the Griffins for knocking us off," said Metropolis Head Coach Nate Osborn. "No excuses, we just didn't play well and they played as good as I've seen them. We're taking it as a good loss - we need to get the fire back in our bellies and train a little harder. Teams are gunning to beat us."

Meanwhile, Columbus failed to take advantage of the Metropolis loss, as the 2nd-place Ohio team was unseated by the Chicago Lions 38-28. Big plays by Lucas Thiem paced the Lions to the win, that improved their record to 2-5-1. Columbus falls to 5-3.

Kansas City did make a move, defeating Cincinnati, just, 26-24 on the road to improve to 5-2. Meanwhile Milwaukee defeated Palmer 29-18.

Metropolis still commands the league, but not quite as obviously as a week ago.

The Blues continue their run of victories, and now have a game in hand over Metropolis and are behind by only a game in the loss column.

Midwest W L T Pf Pa Pd BT BL Pts
Metropolis 7 1 0 299 114 185 6 1 35
Columbus 5 3 0 258 216 42 6 1 27
Kansas City Blues 5 2 0 197 183 14 4 0 24
Milwaukee Barbarians 5 3 0 178 178 0 3 1 24
Chicago Lions 2 5 1 213 242 -29 6 3 19
Chicago Griffins 3 4 1 156 208 -52 2 1 17
Palmer 3 4 0 149 181 -32 3 1 16
Cincinnati Wolfhounds 0 8 0 125 253 -128 2 3 5