Ramstein stays perfect with strong second half

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 13, 2018

WIESBADEN, Germany -- The Ramstein Royals strengthened their status atop the DODEA-Europe Division I football standings Friday night with a 28-14 defeat of the host Wiesbaden Warriors.

Wiesbaden stuck with the undefeated Royals for a half, entering the locker room locked in a 7-7 tie through two quarters. But the Royals scored two straight touchdowns in the third quarter to build a lead and secured the win in the fourth by forcing a Warrior turnover and scoring on a quarterback sneak by Jakob Steinbeck.

Dom Arizpe led the Royals with 134 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries, while Bailey Holland rushed 11 times for 136 yards and a touchdown. Holland added 10 tackles to pace the defense, while Kyle Lloyd made nine tackles for the Royals.

Josh Blake threw for both of Wiesbaden’s touchdowns, connecting with Austin Deckings for a 42-yard strike in the first half and finding Ben Tyler for a fourth-quarter pass that pulled the Warriors within seven points.

Deckings paced the Warrior defense with seven tackles.

Wiesbaden, a perennial presence in the Division I postseason, is in increasing danger of missing the playoffs. The Warriors look to snap a three-game losing streak in their regular-season finale next weekend against visiting Lakenheath.

Ramstein will look to complete an undefeated regular season at Kaiserslautern.

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