The host Alconbury Dragons earned their only win of the 2014 season in emphatic style Saturday with a 57-0 drubbing of Menwith Hill/Woodham.
It's been just more than a week since DODDS-Europe announced a new format for determining the eight participants in the Division II football playoffs. But already the bracket is rounding into form.
The visiting SHAPE Spartans eked out a 13-12 win in a rain-soaked Division II showdown with the Alconbury Dragons on Saturday.
DODDS-Europe athletic director Karen Seadore this week announced an entirely new system for selecting eight playoff-bound teams from a Division II field that features 13 teams spread across six countries.
Both sides of Saturday's matchup between two struggling Division II squads earned a welcome jolt of confidence from a season-high offensive showing. But only one could come away with the victory.
The Rota Admirals, DODDS-Europe only Spain-based program and among its most geographically isolated schools, improved to 2-0 on Saturday with their second consecutive blowout win, a 47-8 win over visiting Alconbury.
Longtime Division II powers Naples, SHAPE and Vicenza will move up to Division I in all team sports except for football in a divisional realignment announced this week by DODDS-Europe Athletic Director Karen Seadore.
Cross country preview
Defending boys champion returns and a host of challengers will compete to become new girls winner.
Hohenfels opens title defense with a triumph
Balance of power could shift on, off courts
Numerous foes looking to grab Tigers by the tail
Bazen, Morse break records, lead array of top performers
Some surprises in first day of track finals
Four teams still alive in small-school action
Naples, SHAPE uphold seeds in first day
Defending champs have mixed luck on opening day
AFNORTH stands in the way of 5 in a row for Naples
Plenty of athletes have shots at titles in track
Tough road ahead for those hoping to topple favorites
Patch could have edge on defending champs
Tight games in fashion on first day
Two upstarts, favorite open tourney with wins
Vicenza set for finals after strong finish
Defending champs face tough roads to repeat
Familiar favorites loom in D-I, D-II
Green and gold
(Will be updated after school year begins)
Track and field
2014 day-by-day fall sports schedules and results for:
DODDS-Europe schedules from previous years
Europe Scoreboard: Oct. 18, 2014
14:45 October 18, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: Oct. 11, 2014
06:02 October 12, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: Oct. 9, 2014
09:31 October 10, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: Oct. 5, 2014
02:03 October 5, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: Oct. 4, 2014
13:45 October 4, 2014
DODDS-Europe athletes of the week, Oct. 20
05:24 October 21, 2014
DODDS-Europe athletes of the week, Oct. 13
04:05 October 14, 2014
DODDS-Europe athletes of the week, Oct. 6
05:35 October 7, 2014
DODDS-Europe athletes of the week, Sept. 29
05:42 September 30, 2014
DODDS-Europe athletes of the week, Sept. 22
03:30 September 23, 2014