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WIESBADEN, Germany – All-Europe senior running back Daniel Harris Jr. rushed for 295 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lift the Wiesbaden Warriors into this week’s European Division I semifinals with a hard-fought 20-6 victory over the Lakenheath Lancers.

“Harris was big for us,” Wiesbaden coach Steve Jewell said by telephone on Friday about his workhorse, who carried the ball 37 times.

Wiesbaden (4-2) led 14-0 at halftime, but was stopped on the Lakenheath 3-yard line in the third quarter. Behind the running of Xavier Thompson, Lakenheath mounted a 97-yard scoring drive capped by Thompson’s TD run and closed to 14-6.

“We were in a little bit of trouble then,” said Jewell, who saw his team stopped twice inside the Lakenheath 5-yard line.

On a third-down play, though, Brian Sealey grabbed a deflected pass at his own 30-yard line and Harris and Co. took the ball the rest of the way for the TD. It came on a determined run by Harris on fourth-and-goal from the 3 and put the game out of reach.

The pass was one of two key aerials for Wiesbaden quarterback Garry Miskovsky, whose only other completion resulted in a touchdown to Dennis Ringgold.

Backing Harris was senior Dan Aslakson, who rushed 10 times for 87 yards.

Thompson rushed 19 times for 112 yards for Lakenheath, which closed its season 1-5, but played better than that indicated.

“They’re well-coached and they played hard,” he said. “It was a tough game. We’re really beat up.”

Wiesbaden moves on to a semifinal date at Saturday at Patch, a team which downed the Warriors 26-20 Oct. 1 in Wiesbaden.

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