The Guangzhou Power faced off against the Beijing Lions in Super Series V in Shenzhen on Saturday. The Lions were looking to finish the season 5-0 while Guangzhou were looking to finish above .500.
Beijing scored first when quarterback Luke Collis found Erwin Sennett Wu for a touchdown. Guangzhou answered back when quarterback JJ Raterink found Lavasier Tuinei for a touchdown. The extra point was no good, so Beijing held a 7-6 lead.
Collis found James Romain wide open in the end zone to give Beijing a 14-6 lead. After a kickoff return touchdown from Romain and a touchdown pass to Collin Taylor, the Lions held a 28-13 lead. After a turnover by Guangzhou and a touchdown from Beijing, they held a 34-13 lead.
The Power made a comeback, however. They scored to make the score 34-19 at halftime. On the first drive of the second half, Raterink found Tuinei for another touchdown and it was a 34-26 game just like that.
Beijing then pulled away again, this time for good. After a touchdown to make the score 41-26, Romain intercepted an Alex Carder pass at the goal line. The Lions would convert on a touchdown to Taylor from Chris Dieker. That made the score 48-26.
Guangzhou never made the comeback and Beijing won the game by a final score of 55-32. They finish the regular season a perfect 5-0 and will face the Qingdao Clipper in China Bowl I on Nov. 6. The Power finish the season 2-3 and will face off against the Shanghai Skywalkers in the #3 vs #4 game on Nov. 5.