BRUSSELS, Belgium — The Baumholder Bucs, who went 0-5 last season, found the perfect way to erase the memory of that winless campaign by dominating European Division II title contender International School of Brussels 20-6 on Friday night.
Baumholder took a 6-0 halftime lead when James Milledge capped an 11-play drive with a 27-yard run, according to Baumholder assistant coach Erik Majorwitz.
The Bucs made it 12-0 midway through the third quarter when Prince Owusu rolled to his right on an option, darted through a hole and set sail on a 72-yard TD run. Owusu, who rushed 14 times for 127 yards, also completed one pass for 17 yards to Ben McDaniels.
ISB cut the deficit in half about three minutes later on a 5-yard TD pass, but the Bucs put the game away when J’Mil Wilson, who earlier had intercepted an ISB pass, downed McDaniels’ 57-yard punt on the ISB 5 with less than four minutes to play. When ISB fumbled into its end zone moments later, Anthony Hendrix recovered for the Bucs’ final TD. It was Henrix’s third fumble recovery of the game. Milledge, who finished with 107 yards on 15 carries, tacked on the two-point conversion.
Next up for Baumholder is a home game against SHAPE on Saturday, when ISB travels to play European champion Bitburg.