Balanced attack leads Patch past Wiesbaden
WIESBADEN, Germany – Austin LeMay threw two touchdown passes to Bobby Lucas and a third to Sean Rittenhouse to lead the Patch Panthers to a 26-20 Division I victory Saturday over the Wiesbaden Warriors.“They just outplayed us,” Wiesbaden coach Steve Jewell said by telephone on Saturday. “Patch has good lines on offense and defense. They were hard to block.Hardest of them all, Jewell said, was Ryan Frary.“He was a beast out there,” Jewell summarized. “He definitely was a difference-maker.”The efforts of Frary and his defensive mates allowed Patch to rebound from the previous week’s home loss to Vilseck and improve to 2-1 overall and in D-I. Patch, which led 20-6 in the third quarter, got 136 rushing yards from Justin Johnson-Rich to help fend off Wiesbaden,All-European Daniel Harris Jr. rushed for two TDs, one of them a 40-yard scamper, and gained 96 yards in 14 carries. The other TD for Wiesbaden (1-2, 1-2) came on Dan Aslakson’s 80-yard TD kickoff return in the first half.William Heiges posted 13 tackles for Wiesbaden, which next is ticketed for a Friday-night game at Kaiserslautern.“We’re still in the hunt for the playoffs,” Jewell said. “We’ll probably have to run the table, but we’ll be playing some teams we should beat.”Patch, too, has plenty of winnable games remaining. Next up for the Panthers is a Saturday game at Lakenheath.