Pitts passes, runs Naples past Hohenfels
NAPLES, Italy – Joseph Pitts passed for 194 yards and four touchdowns Saturday to lead the Naples Wildcats to a 45-6 Division II-South victory over the Hohenfels Tigers.
Pitts also ran the ball nine times for 97 yards as the Wildcats rolled to the 39-point courtesy-rule victory margin with 2 minutes, 40 seconds to play and make a winner of new coach Steve Altstiel in his first game at the Wildcats’ helm.
Isaiah Wesby pulled in three of Pitts’ TD strikes, and returned a pass interception for another Naples TD. Tyler Williams ran for 106 yards and a TD on just seven carries for the Division-II South power.
“Bryan Pfirrman was an animal on defense, tallying up seven solo tackles and two assists,” Altstiel reported in an email. In addition to Wesby’s pick-six, the Naples defense came up with pass interceptions from Kyle Baldree and Nicholas Snyder.
Despite the lopsided score, Alstiel was impressed with the performance of Hohenfels running back David Vidovic.
“He broke a few outside and once he was in open field it was difficult to catch him,” Altstiel wrote. “Open field or running in the mix, David was hard to bring down.”
Next up for Naples is a non-conference visit Saturday from International School of Brussels. Hohenfels, too, is ticketed for a non-conference tilt, Saturday at SHAPE.