European Division I H.S. football: Heidelberg turns back Wiesbaden to win title
Thomas Hogue ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as the visiting Heidelberg Lions sewed up the Division I-South title with a 31-21 victory over Wiesbaden.
The outcome means that defending European D-I champion Heidelberg (5-1) will play host to II-South runner-up Vilseck on Saturday in a European Division I semifinal game.
Wiesbaden (3-3) will journey to Ramstein to take on the unbeaten Royals in Saturday’s other semifinal.
The winners will clash at Baumholder on Nov. 7 for the European D-I title.
Hogue made most of his yardage on one play, a 90-yard touchdown run on a third-and-15 play in the first half, which ended with Heidelberg leading 13-7.
The Lions, leading 25-21 in the final quarter, put the game away by scoring at the end of a long drive.
Heidelberg quarterback Jimmy Montfleury ran 12 times for 84 yards and two TDs, and teammate Sterling Jones added 94 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
That was enough to overcome a monster outing by Wiesbaden sophomore running back Daniel Harris, who scored three times in denting the Heidelberg defense for 201 yards on 26 rushes.
“Tyrece Davis made most of the holes for Harris,” Wiesbaden coach Steve Jewell said Saturday of Harris’ backfield mate, who carried 13 times for 50 yards.
“He blocked like a man-child. He must have flattened six or seven Heidelberg defenders.”
Wiesbaden quarterback Ryan Reagin completed one of three pass attempts, that to Antonio Treywick for 47 yards.
Thomas Murphree led Wiesbaden with 12 tackles, and Harris chipped in with 10.
In other D-I games Saturday:
Ramstein 47, Lakenheath 0: At Lakenheath, Mike Wallace ran for two touchdowns and passed for two as the Royals (5-0) earned the host berth for Saturday’s game against Wiesbaden. Wallace carried nine times for 153 yards and completed six of eight passes for 173 yards.
Carey Buchwald carried the Ramstein defense, which completed its season without allowing a score. Buchwald posted 12 tackles and two sacks.
Mitchell Christiansen led Lakeneath (1-5) with 85 yards in 10 carries.
Den Haag at Kaiserslautern, canceled: Transportation problems scrubbed the game between Kaiserslautern (1-4) and the Dutch team that had played two DODDS-Europe squads this season.