Europe Div. II football: SHAPE gets past ISB on late TD, two-point play
A.J. Rogers threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Zack Rabiego as time expired Friday night, then connected with Rabiego for the two-point conversion that gave SHAPE a 14-13 victory over the International School of Brussels in a Division II-North game.
Trailing 13-6 with 1:20 to play and no timeouts, the visiting Spartans set up Rogers’ TD pass with a 58-yard halfback option pass from Quenton Fowler to Rabiego. Two plays later, Rogers hit Rabiego for the touchdown.
ISB, the defending II-North champions, took a 13-0 halftime lead on a 42-yard scoring pass from Rafael Steege to Drew Gilliam on its first possession of the game and a 23-yard TD pass from Steege to Philip Lipman in the second quarter.
On the opening drive of the second half, Anthony Marquez finished SHAPE’s drive with a 1-yard scoring run, but Sebastian Steege blocked the extra-point attempt. The Spartans, stymied by ISB’s defense for most of the second half, were held in check until their final possession.
“I’ve got to give them credit,” said ISB coach Rob Stewart. “They really hung in there.”
Alejandro Villaneuva, with five tackles, a blocked pass and a sack, and Doug O’Meara, who had eight tackles and a fumble recovery, led the defense for SHAPE (2-0 overall, 1-0 in II-North). The Spartans held ISB’s top rusher, Sebastian Steege, to 51 yards on 14 carries.
ISB (1-1, 1-1) got two fumble recoveries from Lipman, and five tackles and a sack from Omri Baron while holding SHAPE’s Marquez to 57 yards on 10 carries.
In Division II games Saturday:
Hanau 41, Patch 14
At Hanau, Ivan James threw six touchdown passes and All-Europe back Malcolm Lane rushed for more than 200 yards for the second straight game.
T.J. Shulson caught three TD passes, and Lane, who rushed 16 times for 226 yards, had one TD catch and 60 receiving yards. James completed 15 of 19 passes for 214 yards for Hanau (2-0).
Patch’s All-Europe quarterback J.D. Lindsay was 11 of 19 for 218 yards with one touchdown pass, one TD run and three interceptions. His touchdown pass was a 94-yarder to Daniel Kennedy. Patch is 1-1.
Baumholder 36, Aviano 20
At Aviano, Italy, Rashad Taylor ran for 295 yards and three touchdowns as the Bucs (2-0) stayed unbeaten in D-II.
Taylor, who finished with 30 carries, scored on first-half runs of 3, 9 and 29 yards as Baumholder, the European D-3 runners-up in 2004, built a 28-13 halftime lead. After Aviano (0-2) cut the deficit to 28-20 on a 9-yard run by Chris Diaz, Baumholder reasserted control with a 95-yard drive capped by J.T. Whatley’s 3-yard TD run. The biggest play of the drive was a first-down pass play on a fake punt on fourth and 15.
Antonio Mouzon scored the first TD for Baumholder. Francis Carinio, who led Aviano rushers with 75 yards on 17 carries, scored on a 3-yard run. Gary Vogt connected with Ivan Tibbs for a 65-yard scoring pass for the Saints. Vogt threw for 120 yards on 5-for-8 passing.
Vogt excelled on defense. He and Diaz led Aviano’s defense with 16 tackles each, and Diaz recovered a Baumholder fumble in the Aviano end zone for a touchback that kept the score 28-20 in the third quarter. Phil Goeringer added 12 stops and Joel Mead 10 for Aviano.
True Davis intercepted two passes for Baumholer. Joshua Emerson made nine tackles and Mike Denson six for Baumholder.
Naples 48, Vilseck 12
At Naples, Italy, Tyler Terronez completed 10 of 11 passes for 226 yards as the Wildcats (2-0) prepped for a trip to Hanau on Saturday. Vilseck fell to 0-2.