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Raiders rally past Lancers to grab No. 3 playoff slot

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 19, 2019

RAF LAKENHEATH, England -- A pair of last-minute scoring runs by Tre Dotson on Saturday earned the visiting Kaiserslautern Raiders a 29-27 victory over the Lakenheath Lancers and an outright third-place finish in the DODEA-Europe Division I standings.

Dotson tied the game with a 9-yard rushing touchdown and followed up with the game-winning two-point conversion run with 50 seconds to play.

Dotson added five receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Nelson Rivas completed 14 passes overall for 167 yards and three touchdowns; Shaun Edwards and Kaylon Williams handled the other two.

Kaiserslautern's Stephan Cooley led all tacklers with 16, while Drew Frederick added 12. Dorian Cotton made an interception to end Lakenheath's last-ditch attempt at a comeback.

Nick Scifo and Evan Butterfield scored two rushing touchdowns apiece for Lakenheath, while Joey Glenk added eight tackles.

The teams entered Saturday's regular-season finale tied at 2-2 in conference play and both already assured of playoff berths.

Kaiserslautern's win earned it the third seed and a visit next weekend to Ramstein, the second-seeded defending champion and the Raiders' longtime archrival. Fourth seed Lakenheath will make the trip to undefeated top seed Stuttgart.

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