Europe Div. I football: Ramstein puts away Wiesbaden
Ramstein quarterback Joe York ran a blocked field-goal attempt in for a touchdown at the end of the first half, and connected on a TD pass near the end of the game to lead the Royals over Wiesbaden 23-12 Saturday at Wiesbaden.
The Warriors blocked Ramstein’s field-goal try, but then watched as York picked up the ball and failed to stop him as he scooted 40 yards for the score. York’s TD pass to Adam Despres covered 30 yards.
Ramstein tailback Cyril Borden, a sophomore, rushed 15 times for 128 yards and a touchdown as the Royals (3-0 overall and 2-0 in D-1 play) remained atop the league standings.
Scott Jardine intercepted two Wiesbaden passes as the Royals got seven turnovers on a wet, muddy day.
Shannon McCray rushed 22 times for 173 yards and two TDs for Wiesbaden (1-2, 1-1). Warriors QB Aaron Orr completed six of 13 passes for 80 yards but threw three interceptions.
In other Division I games Saturday:
Kaiserslautern 38, Würzburg 14Antoine Carter passed for two touchdowns, and Quinton Strawder rushed for two as the Red Raiders (1-2, 1-1) won at home for their first victory of the season.
Carter, 15 of 26 passing, threw scoring passes to Julian Portillo and Rashawn Williams. Williams also ran 25 yards for a TD.
Strawder caught six of Carter’s passes for 96 yards.
Würzburg (1-2, 1-1) led 14-12 at halftime on a 9-yard run by Mike Burris and an 85-yard kickoff return by Lorenzo Zesati.
The Wolves, however, could mount nothing after intermission against a Kaiserslautern defense led by Madison Hayes (14 tackles), Adrian Harper (nine) and C.J. McKenzie (six).
Heidelberg 35, Lakenheath 21At RAF Lakenheath, Lewis Allen and Cody Mallett each ran for two TDs as the Lions (2-1, 1-1) led 35-0 at halftime against the winless Lancers.
Allen carried nine times for 115 yards and Mallett seven for 74. Brandon Simmons led the Heidelberg defense with seven tackles and two sacks.
Lakenheath (0-3, 0-2) broke through in the final period against the Heidelberg reserves, returning two fumbles for touchdowns. Nigel Wilson scooped up the first and returned it 33 yards; Wes Kleniec ran 65 yards for the other.
Kleniec, Lakenheath’s starting quarterback, scored the other Lancers TD on a 3-yard run.
Jeremiah Walker led Lakenheath’s running attack with 29 yards on 14 carries.