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Heidelberg running back Andrew Spellman gets tackled by the Wiesbaden defense Saturday during the fourth quarter of Wiesbaden’s 14-13 victory in Heidelberg, Germany.
Heidelberg running back Andrew Spellman gets tackled by the Wiesbaden defense Saturday during the fourth quarter of Wiesbaden’s 14-13 victory in Heidelberg, Germany. (Charlie Coon / S&S)
Heidelberg running back Andrew Spellman gets tackled by the Wiesbaden defense Saturday during the fourth quarter of Wiesbaden’s 14-13 victory in Heidelberg, Germany.
Heidelberg running back Andrew Spellman gets tackled by the Wiesbaden defense Saturday during the fourth quarter of Wiesbaden’s 14-13 victory in Heidelberg, Germany. (Charlie Coon / S&S)
Wiesbaden’s Isaac Horton grabs the jersey of Heidelberg running back Lewis Allen Jr. and drags him down.
Wiesbaden’s Isaac Horton grabs the jersey of Heidelberg running back Lewis Allen Jr. and drags him down. (Charlie Coon / S&S)
Wiesbaden Warriors receiver Marcus Lewis flies through the air after a pass intended for him was broken up by Heidelberg’s Darvelle Rivers.
Wiesbaden Warriors receiver Marcus Lewis flies through the air after a pass intended for him was broken up by Heidelberg’s Darvelle Rivers. (Charlie Coon / S&S)

A Wiesbaden defense that shut down Heidelberg for most of the game gang-tackled All-Europe running back Lewis Allen just short of the goal line on a two-point try in the fourth quarter to preserve a 14-13 Division I victory Saturday.

The Lions (4-2), who had scored on a 26-yard run by Allen in the first quarter but were suffocated thereafter, broke through in the fourth quarter and sprang Allen for a 22-yard TD run.

After a Wiesbaden penalty on the PAT try, the Lions elected to go for two points and the lead, only to see Allen stuffed 5 inches from the go-ahead points.

Wiesbaden (4-2) held Heidelberg to minus-5 yards in the second quarter and 6 yards rushing in the third.

The defending European Division I champs, who earned the home field for this Saturday’s European semifinal game against Heidelberg, tied the game on Isaac Horton’s 48-yard second-quarter TD run and Jay Parker’s PAT kick.

After being turned back on two goal-line stands by Heidelberg in the second period, the Warriors took the lead in the third quarter on a 9-yard bootleg run by quarterback Aaron Orr and a PAT kick by Parker that would prove decisive.

Parker then came back to intercept a pass to stop the Lions’ final drive.

Chase Socha led the Wiesbaden defense with 11 tackles; Horton and Kendall Watt had 10 each.

Heidelberg got 14 tackles from Blair Wagner and 11 each from All-European Brandon Simmons and Justin Anderson.

In other Division I regular-season finales on Saturday:

Ramstein 35, Würzburg 0At Würzburg, regular-season champion Ramstein (6-0) waltzed behind two first-quarter TD runs by Cyril Borden

Greg Anderson, Adam Despres and A.J. Hawkins also scored for Ramstein.

Würzburg tied Lakenheath and Kaiserslautern with 1-4 conference records and 1-5 overall marks. Whichever school survives the school system’s tiebreaker process will play this Saturday at Ramstein in the Division I semifinals.

Lakenheath 17, Kaiserslautern 14At RAF Lakenheath, England, a 10-point third quarter handed the Lancers their first victory of the season and completed a comeback from a 14-0 first-quarter deficit.

Ben Green’s 26-yard field goal and a fumble recovery in the Kaiserslautern end zone by Travis Howland provided the victory margin for Lakenheath.

Lakenheath began its road back in the second period on an 11-yard TD pass from Wes Kleniec to Carl Snapp.

Lakenheath got 12 tackles and a sack-and-a-half from Jason Hacker, and Chris Price preserved the victory with a fourth-quarter interception.

Both teams finished the regular season 1-5 overall and 1-4 in league play.

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