Div. I football: Lakenheath shuts out Ramstein
RAF LAKENHEATH, England — Jason Hacker sacked Ramstein quarterback Eric Murray in the end zone, and Travis Howland intercepted a deflected pass and returned it four yards for a touchdown Saturday as Lakenheath shut out defending Division I champ Ramstein 8-0 in the conference opener for both teams.
The big second-half defensive plays allowed Lakenheath to improve to 1-1. Hacker’s sack came one play after Ramstein had held Lakenheath on downs at the 1-yard line.
Ramstein (1-1) was undone by 14 penalties and the decisive interception.
Murray completed seven of 14 passes for 107 yards and gained 46 yards on 12 carries.
Brennan Relaford had four receptions for 77 yards.
Lakenheath’s Jesse Smith rushed 14 times for 91 yards
In Saturday’s other Division I play:
Wiesbaden 40, Würzburg 0: At Würzburg, Germany, five different Warriors scored touchdowns as Wiesbaden won at Würzburg for the second straight week.
Paul Fry, who rushed for more than 200 yards in Wiesbaden’s 39-12 nonconference victory last week, carried 18 times Saturday for 93 yards and a touchdown.
Fellow fullback Dan Villareal carried five times for 41 yards and a TD.
Shannon McCray, who carried eight times for 33 yards, rushed for one TD and returned the second half kickoff 70 yards for a score.
Jordan Ruger also rushed for a touchdown, and quarterback Steven Jewell threw a 38-yard scoring pass to Lones Siebert.