NAPLES, Italy — The Bitburg Barons took advantage of a muffed punt and an interception return for a touchdown Saturday to defeat previously unbeaten Naples 28-13 and move into next Saturday’s high school Division II football championship against SHAPE.

The Barons (6-1) broke away from a 7-7 tie in the third quarter with a 1-yard sneak by quarterback Trey Wilson on fourth-and-goal. Pascal Grundman’s 3-yard run, set up by a muffed punt, made it 21-7.

After Naples QB Alfonso Tafur threw a 60-yard scoring pass to Kalani Kamanao that cut the gap to 21-13, Bitburg’s Mike Hunter intercepted a screen pass from Tafur and returned it 25 yards for the final score.

Naples (6-1), the II-South champion, rushed 20 times for 141 yards against the Bitburg defense, led by Chris Eubanks, Helmut Woodberry and David Murray, who each made 11 tackles.

Eubanks scored the first Bitburg TD on a 1-yard dive.

Tafur completed five of 14 passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns.

Josh Teeples, with two sacks among his 21 tackles, and Matt Briegel (20 tackles) led the Naples defense, but the Wildcats were hampered by 95 yards in penalties.

Grundman rushed for 118 yards on 32 carries.

Wilson was 4-for-7 for 38 yards.

SHAPE 43, Vilseck 6

SHAPE, Belgium — Ryan Rice passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third score, and Brandon Glenn rushed for two TDs Friday as the Spartans (7-0) amassed 463 yards of offense.

Rice connected with Bryan Farthing for a 21-yard TD and threw a 13-yard TD pass to Kodiak Reed in the first quarter, then ran 12 yards for a touchdown in the second as the Spartans took a 21-6 halftime lead.

Rice completed five of 10 passes for 102 yards. Glenn carried 21 times for 267 yards and scored on runs of 1 and 41 yards.

SHAPE got 12 tackles from Farthing, 11 from Richard Rendon and 10 from Matt Anderson. Roger Gates recovered a fumble for SHAPE.

The game was moved to Friday because of a peace demonstration at the gates of SHAPE headquarters.

Vilseck (5-2), the II-South runner-up, scored in the second quarter on Ryan Clark’s 6-yard run.

SHAPE will meet Bitburg in the second game of Saturday’s Super Six championship tripleheader at Baumholder’s Minnick Field.

SHAPE beat Bitburg 42-13 at home during the regular season.

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