Thompson runs wild in Lakenheath triumph
RAF LAKENHEATH, England — Xavier Thompson rushed for 237 yards and two touchdowns and added a third TD on an 80-yard kickoff return Saturday to lead the Lakenheath Lancers to a 33-18 Division I victory over the Kaiserslautern Red Raiders.According to Lakenheath coach Matt Martinez, Thompson ran the ball 22 times for the Lancers, whose quarterback, Alex Asbury, completed three-of-six passes for 73 yards. Two of those throws went to Josh Eversman, who converted the catches into 43 yards.Lakenheath’s defense also got onto the scoreboard when Kyle Compagna, who posted four solo tackles and an assist, recovered a K-town fumble for a touchdown. Compagna also intercepted a K-town pass.The home-team defense got six tackles each by Sean Pontius and Andre Bowser and five solo stops and an assist from Trey Abrego. One of Bowser’s stops was a sack.Mahonri Ray scored all three Kaiserslautern touchdowns, according to K-town coach Aaron Scalise. Two of them came off interceptions Mahonri returned for the distance.The Red Raiders are to host Ramstein on Saturday; Lakenheath is ticketed for a game at Filton Academy.