Europe Div. III football: Ansbach rolls over defending champion Hohenfels
ANSBACH, Germany — Xavier Sheppard broke a 69-yard TD run in the first quarter Saturday to get the Ansbach Cougars started on a 34-6 rout of defending European Division III champion Hohenfels.
Sheppard carried 12 times for 167 yards for Ansbach (4-0, 4-0) which got TD runs from John Willis, Shane Williams and Thomas Graham. Ansbach, which stands alone atop the III-South standings, benefited from three fumble recoveries and an interception. Baraka Waweru led Ansbach with 11 tackles.
Hohenfels fell to 2-2 overall in Division III-South.
In other Division III games:
Hanau 42, Bamberg 14At Bamberg, Michael Lewis ran for three touchdowns and Gabriel Williams rushed for a TD and returned a fumble 80 yards for a score Friday night as the Panthers improved to 3-1 overall and in III-South.
Bamberg (2-2, 2-2) got both of its scores in the third quarter. Adam Worrell, who rushed 19 times for 86 yards, returned a kickoff 80 yards for the first TD and Dillon Baker, who was 7-for-16 for 105 yards passing, ran 5 yards for the second.
Corey Lane, who kicked all six Hanau PATs, and Logan Peter each had an interception for the Panthers, who got eight tackles from Grant James.
Sigonella 28, Giessen 14At Sigonella, Italy, Adam Presnell ran for a touchdown and tossed a pass to brother Will for a second score Saturday as the Jaguars won for the first time this season.
Horace Windham rushed 15 times for 104 yards for Sigonella (1-3, 1-3) and Mark Lagrisola added 78 yards on eight carries. Tim Youell caught five passes from Presnell for 50 yards. Will Presnell hauled in two for 39 yards.
Brett Jones completed two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to Timothy Fleming for Giessen (0-4, 0-4).
AFNORTH 24, Brussels 13At Brussels, Brock Blankenship rushed for 288 yards and two TDs in place of injured star Sascha Miller as the Lions stayed unbeaten atop the III-North standings.
Anthony Poole returned an interception 54 yards for a third TD for the Lions (4-0, 4-0).
Brian Desrochers, on a 4-yard run set up by Ethan Hennings’s 56-yard interception return, and Ryan Proietto, on a pass from Mike Hebing, scored the TDs for Brussels (2-2, 2-2).
Rota 42, Alconbury 0At Alconbury, England, Dan Inness ran for two touchdowns and Jimmy Montfleury threw two TD passes to Jeff Shelton and ran 60 yards for a TD Saturday in a III-North game which ended in the third quarter because of the 40-point courtesy rule.
Inness rushed 11 times for 100 yards for Rota (3-1, 3-1). Jessie Luvert, who carried seven times for 60 yards, and Tyrell Boddie, who gained 104 yards in eight rushes, each added TD runs.
Greg Heimall, with 12 tackles and an interception; Kevin Rios, with four interceptions, and Boddie, with three sacks, led the Rota defense, which intercepted seven passes and dropped Alconbury to 0-4.
Menwith Hill 39, London Central 18At Menwith Hill, England, the Mustangs rolled up 466 yards in evening their III-North and overall records at 2-2.
LeShawn Adams, who carried 15 times for 180 yards and a touchdown, and option quarterback Andrew Kaaihue, who carried 14 times for 175 yards, led the Menwith Hill onslaught. Kaaihue ran for two touchdowns and passed for two.
Dee Marbury ran for all three TDs for London Central (1-3, 1-3).