Bamberg pounds Brussels to stay perfect
BAMBERG, Germany – The Bamberg Barons, in their first season of Division III, nine-man football, improved to 5-0 overall Saturday with a 38-6 victory over the Brussels Brigands.Bamberg quarterback Phatanhasin Sandod threw touchdown passes of 20 and 31 yards and kicked a 20-yard field goal to set up a Saturday-night showdown at Rota for the regular-season Division III crown.Sandod, who kicked five extra points, completed his scoring strikes to Andray Gibson and Terry Williams, who had one of the most efficient days in DODDS-Europe football history, according to Bamberg co-head coach Ethan Engel. Williams touched the ball just three times Saturday and scored on each one – the 31-yard TD pass from Sandod and TD runs of 15 and 33 yards.Tyrone Bogan, who broke a 62-yard TD run, led the Barons’ ground game with 112 yards on eight carries; Sandod rushed seven times for 76 yards.Brussels (0-5, 0-4) closed its season. The Brigands were scheduled to travel to Sigonella this Saturday before the Jaguars suspended their season for having too few players. The Brigands, who got 104 rushing yards from Zach Jackson and 10 tackles and a fumble recovery from Alden MacGraw, will finish the season 1-5, 1-4 after collecting their forfeit from Sigonella, but are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.