European H.S. Football Baumholder, Rota roll to big victories
Baumholder and Rota rumbled to one-sided victories in high school football games played under the lights on Saturday.
Baumholder 33, Bamberg 6: At Bamberg, Prince Owusu ran for three touchdowns, and running back T.J. Gray passed for a TD and ran for one as the defending D-III champs evened their overall record at 1-1.
Owusu’s runs covered 5, 20 and 18 yards. Owusu carried six times for 81 yards to lead all rushers. Gray ran seven times for 41 yards, and Daniel Harris rushed three times for 43 yards.
Gray, whose TD run covered three yards, completed a shovel pass to All-Europe receiver Fred Styles that carried 57 yards to the end zone. The TD catch was one of five pass receptions by Styles made on the night, good for 153 yards.
Styles and Owusu each picked off a Bamberg pass as the Bucs’ defense throttled their D-II opponent. All-Europe linebacker Bryan Boatner led all tacklers with 16. Gray made six stops and recovered a fumble, Sean Ledbetter chipped in five tackles and a fumble recovery, and Todd Harrison registered a sack.
Bamberg (0-2), which cut its halftime deficit to 13-6 on a 3-yard TD pass hauled in by Joshua Robinson, handed the ball to Tyler Chancellor 20 times for 64 yards. Zachary Tipton carried four times for 20 yards.
Tipton stood out defensively, too, posting a sack and a fumble recovery. Cortez Lindsey added two sacks for Bamberg.
Rota 26, Menwith Hill 8: At Rota, the Admirals’ defense held the Mustangs (1-1), who had tallied 70 points the previous Saturday in the wide-open nine-man game, scoreless until the final second of the Division IV game.
Anthony Woodcock’s TD pass to Ian Anderson on the game’s final play spoiled the shutout, which had been aided by interceptions by Mike Klein, Nick Kase and Nic Hernandez, who returned his for a touchdown.
Caleb Arnold led the Rota tacklers with six. Marcos Wolfe and All-Europe linebacker R.J. Curley each posted five stops.
Scott Curtain threw two TD passes for Rota (2-0), one to James Stovall and the other to Curley, who one snap earlier had set up the scoring play with a 78-yard run.