Vilseck wins 'track meet' to stay in second
VILSECK, Germany - Seniors Carlton Campbell and Shawn Peebles combined to rush for 505 yards and scored nine touchdowns Saturday to propel the Vilseck Falcons to a 65-37 Division I victory over the Bristol Academy Pride.
Campbell carried the ball 21 times for 285 yards and TD runs which covered 3, 1, 40, 33 and 4 yards. He also returned a fumble 43 yards for his sixth TD of the afternoon.
Peebles, an All-Europe senior linebacker in 2011, carried the ball 22 times for 220 yards and rushing touchdowns which covered 8, 3 and 70 yards.
Blade Stauss, who caught two passes for 59 yards, scored Vilseck’s other offensive TD, on a run of 3 yards.
Vilseck (3-1) led 31-7 at halftime and stretched the margin to 45-7 in the third quarter before the Bristol Academy, who began this season as “Filton,” scored on two touchdown runs by Denzel Harmitt and Nicky Farrell’s 90-yard kickoff-return TD. Farrell had scored Bristol’s first TD, on an 8-yard run, in the first quarter after Vilseck had taken a 13-0 lead, according to Vilseck coach Jim Hall.
“When we were up 31-7 at halftime,” Hall said by telephone on Saturday, “I was thinking this game was over. Instead, we got into a track meet.”
Defensively, Jermaine Hernandez led Vilseck with 11.5 tackles. Jon Bohnemann added 9.5 stops and two tackles for loss, and Strauss and Elijah Hines were credited with 7.5 stops each.
But the most resounding defensive plays, Hall said, came from 250-pound nose tackle Victor Hernandez. Hernandez registered 6.5 tackles, two of them for losses, but ran down two Bristol ball carriers on sweeps and laid them out on the boundary.
Next up for Vilseck is a home date Saturday against Patch, with second place on the line. Bristol (2-2) is scheduled to host Kaiserslautern the same day.