Bamberg off to good start in DIII after win
This story has been corrected.
BAMBERG, Germany – The Bamberg Barons continued their smooth sailing through their maiden voyage in nine-man Division III football Saturday with a 41-0 courtesy-rule blanking of the 2010 European D-III runner-up Alconbury Dragons.According to Bamberg co-coach Ethan Engel, Tyrone Bogan ran for 119 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries before the game was called midway through the final stanza because of the 39-point courtesy rule.Quarterback Phathanasin Sandod tossed touchdown passes of 30 yards to T.J. Cortright and 15 yards to Andray Gibson in the Barons’ second 40-plus point outing in two tries at the nine-man game. Bamberg, a former D-II school which saw its enrollment fall with the opening of Schweinfurt High School this summer, thumped Brussels 41-8 the previous Saturday in a game designated as non-conference.The Bamberg defense added a bit of flair to its shutout when Cortright returned a pass interception 14 yards for a TD. It was one of five turnovers the Bamberg defenders collected, Engel reported.Alex Grussing, with 12, Kahlil Williams with eight, Chris Lanphear with six and Johannes Wimmer with five were the leading tackles for Alconbury, which is to host Menwith hill on Saturday.Alconbury is to entertain winless Brussels on Saturday.
CorrectionA previous version of this story said Alex Grussing, Kahlil Williams, Chris Lanphear and Johannes Wimmer were members of the Bamberg Barons. They are members of the Alconbury Dragons.