Brussels ends season with first victory
Stars and Stripes
BRUSSELS, Belgium – The Brussels Brigands ended their football season on a high note Friday night by earning their first victory of the year.
Brussels scored all of its points before halftime in a 26-8 win over Alconbury in a game that could potentially be the final of the season for both schools.
The Dragons started the night tied with Menwith Hill and Sigonella for the fourth playoff spot in Division III. Menwith Hill has ended its season due to a shortage of players. And Alconbury’s loss dropped the 2-4 Dragons below the idle 2-3 Jaguars in the standings. But a tie-breaking formula may still come into play.
Friday night was almost all about Brussels, though.
Kristian Javier opened the scoring by returning an Alconbury punt 35 yards for a score before his team even had the ball on offense. He was at it again on the Dragons’ next possession, intercepting a pass and returning it for a 32-yard score.
Hayden Pfefferkorn scored from 2 yards out to cap Brussels’ first offensive possession. And the Brigands went up 20-0 on a safety before Matt Proulx scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter to finish Brussels’ scoring.
Kevin Beasley got Alconbury on the scoreboard with a 33-yard run to open the second half. Dustin Varia had seven tackles to lead Alconbury.
Greg Norton and Ryan Macrae combined for 19 tackles for Brussels.