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.
Vicenza improved to 2-0 on the season Friday with a 35-0 win over International School of Brussels, a couple of steps along its goal of making a second-straight playoff appearance.
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.
A well-entrenched girls champion and a pair of rising boys contenders headline the deep roster of competitors in action as the 2014 DODDS-Europe tennis season begins this weekend.
Jamal Thomas and Darius Brown each ran for two touchdowns and the Aviano Saints equaled their win total from a year ago by opening the season with a 39-0 victory over the International School of Brussels Raiders on Saturday.
Division II football preview
Hohenfels, led by prolific runner David Vidovic, raced to a surprise title a year ago, but the pack isn't far behind.
DODDS Europe track preview
The 2014 DODDS-Europe track and field championships will be held Friday and Saturday at Kaiserslautern High School. Here’s a look at the top contenders in each individual event:
Both Ramstein teams, Patch girls start strongly
Defending champs face tough roads to repeat
Familiar favorites loom in D-I, D-II
Region II race comes down to next weekend
Lakenheath edges ISB in Region I battle
Red and blue
(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: Sept. 27, 2014
03:15 September 28, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: Sept. 20, 2014
14:17 September 20, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: Sept. 19, 2014
05:11 September 19, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: Sept. 13, 2014
08:25 September 18, 2014
Europe Scoreboard: May 17, 2014
03:25 May 19, 2014