KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Bridger Hawkins threw two touchdowns passes and the Kaiserslautern Raiders downed Vilseck 20-10 on Friday night, tightening up the race for the final Division I playoff spot.

The victory was Kaiserslautern’s first of the season and pulled the Raiders even with the Falcons at 1-3 in D-I play. Wiesbaden, which defeated Ramstein 20-14 in overtime Friday night, and the 3-1 Royals have already clinched playoff berths. Patch (2-1) is in third and could clinch a spot by defeating winless Lakenheath on Saturday.

Hawkins connected with Antwan Haynes for one touchdown and JaMarkus Myles for another.

Vilseck, led by Drew Pinckney’s 155 yards of rushing, scored on a safety for its only points of the first half and trailed 10-2. Kaiserslautern forced a fumble and two interceptions — one by Dahmanj Bascombe and another from Andrew Elberson — to head off more Falcons scoring.

Gabe Lewis had 12.5 tackles and Pinckney nine to pace the Vilseck defense.

Kaiserslautern ends the regular season Oct. 18 at Lakenheath, while Vilseck hosts Ramstein.

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