Kaiserslautern scores another comeback win
Stars and Stripes
STUTTGART, Germany – Long-suffering Kaiserslautern appears to enjoy the taste of victory, especially of the dramatic variety.
The Red Raiders overcame another halftime deficit Saturday, beating Patch 29-26 after falling behind 17-14 at the break. The win kept Kaiserslautern, winless in both 2011 and 2012, unbeaten through two games in 2013.
The lead toggled between the teams throughout the second half, with Kaiserslautern leading 21-20 through three quarters, Patch pulling ahead 26-21 and the visitors inching back in front with a go-ahead late touchdown. The Panthers continued the pattern with a promising drive into Raider territory, but flubbed the final opportunity with a fumble at the Kaiserslautern 40.
Red Raider runner Kyle Moore carried nine times for 166 yards, while Killian Knight gathered 83 yards on four carries. Quarterback Tristan Daily threw for three touchdowns; Moore scored three times in total and Antwan Hayes scored once.
Tysean Hendrix and Bradly Lemon made 22 and 21 tackles, respectively, for the Kaiserslautern defense.
Patch got a touchdown apiece and considerable rushing yardage from Myles Bryan (119 yards), Steve Ashbaugh (78 yards) and Dalton Stack (54 yards). Vince Stefano and Carter Murray made seven tackles each to lead the Panther defense.
Kaiserslautern, which beat Vilseck 14-13 last week after falling behind 13-0 at halftime, risks its win streak at Wiesbaden on Oct. 4 after a bye week. The Panthers, last year’s European runner-up, look for their first win of the season Sept. 28 in a title-game rematch against Ramstein.