Bigby leads Admirals

Packers safety helps Frankfurt earn World Bowl berth

Packers free safety Atary Bigby had a game-high 10 tackles, an interception and a pass defensed as the Amsterdam Admirals became the first club to earn a spot in the Yello Strom World Bowl XIV with a 17-12 win over the Frankfurt Galaxy in Frankfurt, Germany, on Sunday.

Packers tight end Tory Humphrey caught four passes for 33 yards for the first-place Admirals (7-2). Packers wide receivers Chad Lucas and Vince Butler had catches of 9 yards and 1 yard, respectively. Of Bigby's 10 tackles, nine were solo.

Defensive tackle Jerome Nichols had three solo tackles, two sacks for 16 yards and forced a fumble for the Galaxy (6-3).

Frankfurt needs to win its final game next week to clinch the second World Bowl spot ahead of the Rhein Fire (5-4). The Fire lost 13-10 at Hamburg. The Packers' Pete Traynor started at center for Rhein.

Cologne defeated Berlin 25-7 in the day's other game. Packers quarterback Brian Wrobel did not play for Berlin.

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