Europe Div. I football: Lewis leads Heidelberg over Kaiserslautern
All-Europe tailback Lewis Allen ran for 164 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Heidelberg downed Kaiserslautern 25-6 in a Division I football game in Heidelberg.
Matt Howard plunged in from a yard out for the other TD for Heidelberg (3-1 overall, 2-1 in D-I), which held Kaiserslautern to 50 net yards of offense.
Andrew Spellman blocked a punt to set up one of Lewis’ TDs, and Zachary Tapp-Wilson intercepted a K-town pass and returned it 40 yards to set up another one.
Kaiserslautern (1-3, 1-2) waited until the last four minutes of the game to mount a six-play, 50-yard drive capped by Quinten Strawder’s TD run. Strawder led the Red Raiders’ offense with 74 rushing yards, while C.J. McKinzey, with 14 tackles, led the defense.
In other Division I games:
Wiesbaden 44, Würzburg 8At Wiesbaden, All-Europe back Shannon McCray rushed 18 times for 289 yards and two touchdowns and pulled in a 55-yard pass from Aaron Orr for a third TD for the Warriors (2-2, 2-1).
Isaac Horton and Ron Peebles added rushing touchdowns for Wiesbaden, which also scored on a 50-yard interception return by John Christianson.
Joel Marbut pulled in a 20-yard scoring pass for the only TD for Würzburg (1-3, 1-2).
Ramstein 45, Lakenheath 6At Ramstein, Ste’phan James threw a touchdown pass and returned an interception 55 yards for a second TD as the Royals (4-0, 3-0) remained atop D-I.
Ramstein, which also got touchdown runs from Cyril Borden, Joel Smith and Greg Anderson and a 31-yard TD pass from Joe York to Scotty Jardine, has only to win one of its two remaining games, at Kaiserslautern on Saturday or at Würzburg on Oct. 22, to clinch the regular-season D-I crown and home field for the European semifinals on Oct. 29.
With Lakenheath (0-4, 0-3) trailing 14-0 in the second period, Lancer quarterback Wesley Kleniec completed a 23-yard TD pass to Eddie Alfaro to cut the gap to 14-6.
But the Lancers could get no closer against a Ramstein defense led by Marcus Cherry, who was in on 10 tackles and forced a fumble, and two interceptions by James.
Jason Hacker registered 10 stops for Lakenheath.