Anton Harris ran for 255 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as host Bitburg clinched the Division II-North crown by coming from behind for a 22-21 victory over Wiesbaden.
Harris, operating behind an offensive line of Randall Pelletier, Terron Geter, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Waters and David Woodside, broke TD runs of 30 and 50 yards in the first half that answered Wiesbaden scores, then gained most of the 43 yards Bitburg drove in the fourth quarter for the decisive score.
It came when Harris, who carried 38 times, crashed over from the 1 with five minutes to play.
Bitburg (5-0 overall, 4-0 II-North) earned home-field advantage in the European Division II semifinals. The Barons, who have a nonconference game Saturday against II-South champ Ansbach remaining on their regular-season schedule, will host the second-place team from II-South.
Wiesbaden (3-2, 2-1) took a 21-16 halftime lead on two first-quarter TD passes by Terrell Harper, and Harper’s 5-yard scoring run in the second quarter. Harper hit Tom Geddings on a 30-yard scoring play and Mikey Harder for 54 yards. He finished 4-for-11 for 96 yards.
Harder led Wiesbaden with 14 tackles and Evan Duncan had 10. Marcus Williams had an interception.
Bitburg quarterback Norm Correa[/BODY] finished 4-for-8 passing for 50 yards, with Jordan Thomas hauling in all four completions.
In other Division I and II games Saturday:
ISB 21, SHAPE 6: At International School of Brussels, Philip Feldman rushed 16 times for 219 yards and a TD as the Raiders (1-4, 1-2 II-North) avenged a 28-0 season-opening defeat at SHAPE.
Rafael Steege, who gained 87 yards on 17 carries, also scored a TD, and Ben Hausdorff (9-for-12 for 129 yards) connected with James Horton for the other ISB touchdown. Horton had four receptions for 77 yards.
Dominic Culotta made 13 tackles, two of them sacks, against SHAPE (2-3, 1-2).
Ansbach 60, Mannheim 3: At Ansbach, John Willis threw TD passes of 55 yards to Jiamine Kimbell and 34 yards to Tim Graham as the Division II-South champs rolled up a 54-0 halftime lead against the Bison of II-North.
Dom Barrale, Deonte Bell, Shane Williams, Storm Freeman and Jordan Shack ran for touchdowns for Ansbach (5-0), which had 10 players carry the ball in a game in which the Cougars varsity sat out most of the final three quarters.
Xavier Sheppard also scored, returning a punt 50 yards.
Mannheim (1-4) scored with 1:12 to go on Joe Ward’s 30-yard field goal.
Vilseck 45, Aviano 6: At Vilseck, Justin Ingram threw two TD passes, and Jamal Grant ran for two scores for the Falcons (2-3, 1-2).
Khiry Taylor also threw a TD pass. Vilseck’s Josh Frank caught two TD passes and returned an interception 85 yards for a score. Grant caught the other TD pass.
Andrew Feazelle led the Vilseck defense with 14 tackles.
Aviano (2-3, 1-2 II-South) scored in the fourth quarter.
Naples 21, Patch 8: At Naples, Italy, Tyler Hall passed for one TD and ran for a score for the Wildcats (4-1, 2-1 II-South.)
Hall finished 5-for-6 for 100 yards. Quamaine Holliman, who pulled in Hall’s TD strike, caught three balls for 88 yards.
Duane Newby carried 16 times for 106 yards and ran for the other TD for Naples, which got 10 tackles each from Dallas Cagle and Ryan Fitzgerald.
Patch (0-5, 0-3) led briefly in the second quarter when Brandon Perry ran six yards for a TD and Justin Phelps ran in the two-point conversion.
Ryan Romero had 11 tackles and forced a fumble for Patch.
Ramstein 48, Kaiserslautern 6: At Ramstein, Scott Sublousky intercepted four passes and pulled in two TD passes from Jackson Knox as the Royals (4-1, 3-1 in Division I) rebounded from last week’s loss to Heidelberg.
Two of Sublousky’s interceptions set up Ramstein TDs, and he returned one 57 yards for a score.
Ramstein intercepted six passes off Kaiserslautern quarterback Thomas Bolton, who was 12-for-40 for 136 yards and a TD.
Knox, Evan Canfield, who gained 93 yards, and Brandon Adams ran for TDs for Ramstein, which rolled up 358 yards.
Kaiserslautern (2-3, 1-3) scored on a 50-yard pass play from Bolton to Jae Portillo.
Heidelberg 27, Lakenheath 14: At RAF Lakenheath, England, Romonno Washington scored twice as the Lions (5-0, 4-0 in D-I) scored 27 points in the second quarter.
Jordan Fackler and Chris Frazier also ran for TDs.
Lakenheath (1-4, 0-4) answered with 14 points in the third period. Nate Allison, 9-for-22 passing for 116 yards, hit Eddie Alford with a TD pass to get the Lancers started.
Jesse Allison led Lakenheath’s defense with 10 solo tackles and six assists.