Div. II football: SHAPE blanks Bitburg on Corcoran’s 2 TDs
BITBURG, Germany — Senior Sean Corcoran threw two touchdown passes as defending Division II champ SHAPE blanked Bitburg 24-0.
After a scoreless first period, Corcoran connected on a 15-yard scoring pass to Zach Rabiego and a 31-yarder to Marvin Coombs to give the Spartans a 14-0 halftime edge.
SHAPE padded the lead on a 5-yard TD run by Kociak Reed and a 35-yard field goal by Coombs.
Corcoran finished 8-for-14 for 135 yards.
Steve Small led the SHAPE ground game with 80 yards on 15 attempts. That was more than enough for the SHAPE defense, which pushed the Spartans to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in II-North. Linebacker Richard Rendon had 16 tackles and Reed had 13.
Bitburg, which got 11 tackles from Simon Shaw, fell to 1-1 overall and in II-North.
In other Division II games on Saturday:
ISB 14, London Central 0: Philip Lipman ran for two first-half touchdowns to lead the International School of Brussels over visiting London Central. Lipman, who rushed for 81 yards on 14 carries, also had 12 tackles.
Andrew Vanderlind and Adam Shpiro had interceptions and Drew Thigpen recovered a fumble for ISB (2-0).
London Central (0-2), in its first season in D-II, got 83 yards on 14 rushes by Ray Berges and 61 yards on 10 carries by Foxy Thomas.
Naples 33, Vilseck 8: Senior Mark Pearyer returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown with 1:39 left in the third quarter to kick-start the Wildcats on a game-ending run of 26 unanswered points in Naples, Italy.
Pearyer’s return allowed Naples (2-0, 1-0 II-South) to pull away from a hard-hitting Vilseck team, which had just taken a 7-6 lead on Kevin Menonna’s 3-yard TD run.
Naples got fourth-quarter touchdowns on a 2-yard run by Austin Webb and interception returns of 39 and 48 yards for touchdowns by Mike Monaco.
Monaco’s second score came after an attempted tight end screen pass deflected into his arms off the head of an official.
Webb, who carried 28 times for 119 yards, also caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Torrenz.
Vilseck fell to 1-1.