Europe Division II football: Bitburg’s Harris scores 4 TDs in victory over SHAPE
BITBURG AIR BASE, Germany — Anton Harris rushed for 127 yards and four touchdowns Saturday as the Bitburg Barons claimed a 42-0 courtesy-rule victory over the SHAPE Spartans.
Josh Collett and Chris Ramos rushed for the fifth and sixth TDs for the Barons, who averaged 10 yards a carry.
Ramos, with 12 tackles, two fumble recoveries and a sack, led the defense for Bitburg (3-1 overall and 2-1 in II-North). The Barons travel to Baumholder on Friday night for a showdown for the II-North championship against the unbeaten Bucs.
SHAPE, which got 14 tackles from Michael Clampett and 12 from Jimmy Murtha, fell to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in II-North.
Baumholder 49, Vicenza 14At Vicenza, True Davis returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, and Rashad Taylor scored on a 51-yard pass play from Lacross Gray as the Bucs improved to 4-0 overall in this nonconference game.
C.J. Roberts rushed three times for 103 yards for Baumholder, which gave Taylor, who had been averaging 16.6 yards per carry, most of the day off.
Vicenza fell to 0-4.
ISB 41, Mannheim 0At Brussels, Patrick Thigpen returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown and broke an 82-yard run for a score as International School of Brussels improved to 2-2 overall and in II-North with the courtesy-rule victory. Thigpen’s big run boosted his output to 188 yards on five carries.
John Webb and Phillip Feldman also posted TD runs for the Raiders, whose Rafael Steege tossed a TD pass to Austin Beck.
Mannheim fell to 1-3 overall and 1-2 in II-North.
Naples 40, Aviano 7At Naples, Tyler Terronez completed 12 of 19 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns as the unbeaten Wildcats remained atop the III-South standings.
Both TDs went to Zach Main, who caught five balls for 63 yards. Quamaine Holliman pulled in seven passes for 93 yards.
T.J. Lumar, B.J. Taylor, Ryan Fitzgerald and freshman Ryan Lastrella added TD runs for Naples (4-0, 3-0). Phillip Perez led the defense with 13 tackles; Fitzgerald added 11.
Aviano (2-2, 2-2), which got a TD run from Ivan Tibbs in the second period to close to 12-7 down, rushed 43 times for just 143 yards.
Vilseck 62, Würzburg 26At Würzburg, the Falcons, behind three Rex Ray TD runs, collected their first victory of the year.
Justin Ingram ran for two TDs and passed 30 yard to Chris Lewis for a third score for Vilseck (1-3, 1-2), which had three backs — Ray, Robert Wright and Ramon Ramirez — each rush for more than 100 yards.
Würzburg (2-2 overall and 2-1 in II-South) got a 65-yard TD run from Donald Bryant on the first play from scrimmage and TD passes from Carlos Figueroa to Taylor Dallen and B.J. Harvey, but the Wolves were undone by five turnovers.