Naples tops ISB to secure spot in championship
BRUSSELS -- The Naples Wildcats clinched their spot in the DODEA-Europe Division II football championship game Saturday with a 41-21 victory over the host International School of Brussels Raiders.
The Wildcats will face the Aviano Saints in the European title game Nov. 3 at Kaiserslautern High School. While there was some discussion of the game being held in Italy, DODEA-Europe athletic director Kathlene Clemmons confirmed this week that the game will be part of the set of three championship games set for Kaiserslautern next weekend.
Ashton Jeanty posted one of the more impressive individual stat lines of the season to lead the Wildcats, finishing with 319 yards and five touchdowns on 21 carries.
Marcus Arriola ran 18 times for 185 yards and a touchdown for the Wildcats, while Kellan Clark made an interception and Kyle Burleson made 10 tackles to lead the Naples defense.
Naples handed Aviano its first loss a week ago, but still needed to handle business against winless ISB to secure its title shot. That was especially true as Vicenza and Rota, the other teams alive for that spot, earned wins; Rota's victory came in the form of a forfeit against an undermanned SHAPE squad that didn't make the trip to Spain.
The Wildcats wrap up their regular season at 5-1, tying 4-1 Aviano in the loss column for first place in the division.