Div. II-III football: SHAPE snaps ISB's streak at 12
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Quarterback Ryan Rice passed for two touchdowns and ran 30 yards for a score Saturday as the SHAPE Spartans snapped the 12-game winning streak of the two-time defending European Division II champion International School of Brussels Raiders. Running back Brandon Glenn, who carried 19 times for 139 yards and two TDs, caught one of Rice’s TD passes; Joe Puttman grabbed the other.
Linebacker Richard Rendon set up two of the SHAPE scores with blocked punts. He also tackled ISB running back Matt Merritt in the end zone for a safety.
ISB’s Philip Lippman passed to Joe Rosen and Gett for ISB’s TDs.
SHAPE improved to 2-0 overall and in II-North play. ISB is 1-1, 1-1.
Naples 26, Patch 0
NAPLES, Italy — Jeremy Joseph, an All-Europe selection last season, upped his rushing average to 207.5 yards per game and scored on a 3-yard run, and Alfonso Tafur threw three touchdown passes as the Wildcats improved to 2-0 in II-South conference play with their second straight shutout.
Joseph carried 24 times for 210 yards. His TD run was the only score of the first half.
Tafur passed 30 yards to Mark Pearyer in the third quarter and 24 yards and 41 yards to Montez Jinks in the fourth.
Middle linebacker Matt Briegel had 10 unassisted tackles, three assists, a forced fumble and a quarterback knockdown. He also had three of Naples’ 10 sacks of quarterback J.D. Lindsey, who was 1-for-7.
Josh Teeples also had three sacks and Rashawn Lynch added two sacks.
Vilseck 27, Aviano 0
AVIANO AB, Italy — Kevin Menonna rushed 20 times for 120 yards and three touchdowns for Vilseck (2-0 in II-South and overall).
Monsell Carty led the Vilseck offense with 164 yards on 21 carries.
Steven Tracy caught a 29-yard TD pass from Anthony LeVasseur to open the scoring.
Mennona also recovered an onside kick and made 10 tackles.
Aviano (0-2; 0-1 in II-South) got 14 tackles from Michael Auchey and 10 from Brian Beals.
Mannheim 22, AFNORTH 0
MANNHEIM, Germany — The Bison (2-0; 1-0 in II-North) scored on their first two possessions.
Andre Proctor ran 37 yards for the first TD and Edward Williams 42 for the second for Mannheim. The Bison put the game away in the third quarter when sophomore quarterback Alex Solkirkin found Matt Brown with a short TD pass.
Eric Mayfield led Mannheim with 28 carries for 152 yards.
AFNORTH fell to 0-2 overall and in II-North.
Andrew Johnson was in on 13 tackles and forced two fumbles for AFNORTH.
Bitburg 23, Hanau 0
HANAU, Germany — Bitburg’s Dave Murray intercepted two Hanau passes inside the Hanau 10-yard line and returned them for touchdowns.
Devon Garner returned a fumble nine yards for a third TD as the Barons claimed a nonconference victory.
Justin Cone added a safety for Bitburg, which scored all its points in the second quarter.
Jose Agosto ran 3 yards in the fourth quarter for Hanau’s TD.
Giessen 52, Baumholder 50
GIESSEN, Germany — Quarterback Mike Waters sprinted into the end zone from eight yards out on second down in Giessen’s first overtime possession, then ran in a two-point conversion that lifted the Griffins to a 52-50 overtime victory over the Baumholder Bucs on Saturday.
Waters’ runs, his second TD and two-point conversion runs of the afternoon, overcame a furious 32-point Baumholder rally in the second half that produced a 44-44 tie at the end of regualtion. Baumholder’s Emmett Wilson, who carried the ball 43 times for 157 yards, scored on runs of 10 and 8 yards in the fourth quarter to force overtime.
Using the Kansas tiebreaker, which awards each team the ball on the 10-yard line, Baumholder quarterback Caleb Adams, who was 4-for-10 for 38 yards and two touchdowns, ran in from eight yards out in the Bucs’ overtime possession for his second TD run of the day. But the Giessen defense stopped Baumholder’s try for two points.
Devery Harvey ran the ball 22 times for 159 yards and a TD for Baumholder, which fell to 0-2 overall and in III-South.
Giessen improved to 1-1 overall and in the league.
Waters was 10-for-20 for 181 yards. He threw TD passes of 8 yards to Blake Seidel, 34 yards to Tim Battle and 55 yards to Anthony Moore. Surrounded and about to be sacked, he pitched the ball to Joesph Timms for a 48-yard TD play in the third quarter.
Eliot Gonzalez added a three-yard TD run in regulation to set up the overtime.
Tims picked off an Adams pass and recovered one of four fumbles baumholder lost. Tim Hill, John Castillo and C.J. Battle fell on the others, while Tim Battle was credited with 24 tackles.
Brussels 13, London Central 6
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Joe Pears returned the first of his two interceptions 25 yards for a first-quarter touchdown, and Kyle Cox broke an 80-yard run for a fourth-quarter TD as the Brigands took control of Division III-North.
Cox carried 10 times for 144 yards. His TD run from scorimmage broke a 6-6 tie forged on a pair of London Central field goals by Andrew Cusumano.
The victory advanced Brussels’ record to 2-0 overall and in III-North. London Central is 1-1 after two conference road games. London Central travels to Rota for this week’s game before playing at home against Sigonella on Oct. 4.
Menwith Hill 40, Alconbury 0
RAF ALCONBURY, England — Mike Bailey ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns, and Nate Hoge added a 55-yard scoring run as the Mustangs evened their II-North record at 1-1 with a two-quarter, mercy-rule victory.
Quarterback Andrew Huntley added a pair of TD passes for Menwith Hill.
Alconbury (0-2 overall and in the league) got 100 return yards and 80 rushing yards from Abraham Mendez and 60 yards passing on 5-for-9 from quarterback David Schiller.
Ansbach 54, Vicenza 12
VICENZA, Italy — The Cougars (2-0 overall, 2-0 in conference play) unleashed their dominating in a III-South mercy-rule victory.
Jon Austin ran for three touchdowns, quarterback Shawn Bachtel passed to Russell Bailey for a TD and ran in from 25 yards out for another, and Brandon Bachtell returned an intercepted pass 65 yards for a score as Ansbach took a 48-12 halftime lead.
Dameon Outley, who carried seven times for 145 yards, scored on a 10-yard-run in the third quarter to provide the game-ending 40-point advantage and Ansbach’s 10th straight victory. With the ISB’s loss to SHAPE on Saturday, the Cougars own the continent’s longest winning streak.
Bamberg 40, Hohenfels 0
BAMBERG, Germany — In a game ended with 2:30 to play in the third quarter, the Barons blanked the Tigers behind two TD passes and a TD run from Jose Urbaez.
Miguel Lozada caught both scoring passes as Bamberg improved to 2-0 overall and in III-South. Ben Woomer, Will Richardson and Antonio Headen also ran for Bamberg TDs.
Hohenfels, 1-1 overall and in league play, was slowed when quarterback Tex McWillie was injured on the Tigers’ first play from scrimmage.