Porvoo Butchers won the Maple League championship in 2023
Butchers is the Finnish champion of American football for the year 2023. The Porvoo-based team secured the championship with a convincing away victory in Seinäjoki. The regular-season winner, Crocodiles, succumbed to a defeat in the heated final with a score of 7-27 (0-7).
Porvoo Butchers clinched their seventh Finnish championship by defeating Seinäjoki Crocodiles at Seinäjoki’s OmaSp Stadium. The game was a battle between two strong defenses, decided by turnovers in the second half. Seinäjoki lost possession to Butchers four times during the match, while Porvoo managed to retain possession without any turnovers. Butchers capitalized on the favorable field positions they gained and scored the necessary points to secure the victory. The team’s first two touchdowns were a direct result of the opponent’s turnovers.