HEIDELBERG, Germany — Steve Koechle had a 53-yard touchdown run, and Chris Jones went 46 yards for a score as the Heidelberg Lions defeated Wiesbaden 18-6 on Saturday.

Koechle scored on Heidelberg’s first play from scrimmage, and Jones added his tally with 3:12 left in the third quarter.

Heidelberg’s Eugene Bringman kicked a 28-yard field goal, and the Lions’ defense stacked up Wiesbaden’s Edmond Woods on fourth-and-goal at the Heidelberg 3-yard line to hold an 11-0 lead at halftime.

The stop on Woods, who carried the ball 38 times for 227 yards, ended an 11-play Wiesbaden drive that had started at the Warriors’ own six-yard line.

Wiesbaden (2-1 overall, 1-1 in Division I) mounted a 13-play, 66-yard drive to open the second half. Woods capped the march with a one-yard plunge, but the PAT try sailed wide.

The Lions responded with a six-play, 77-yard drive that culminated in Jones’ 46-yard run.

Chris Roberts ran for 146 yards on 30 carries for Heidelberg (2-1; 1-1 Div. I). Jones and Andrew Spellman led the Heidelberg defense with 15 and 12 tackles, respectively. Paul Fry made nine stops and Steven Barber seven for Wiesbaden.

Heidelberg hosts Kaiserslautern on Saturday; Wiesbaden will entertain Würzburg.

Kaiserslautern 28, Lakenheath 22 (OT)

RAF LAKENHEATH, England — Kaiserslautern scored first on the Kansas tiebreaker and added the two-point conversion to make the score 22-14. Lakenheath answered with an Isaac Kittle run and matched the two-point conversion. Kaiserslautern (1-2, 1-1) then scored the eventual game-winner when Lakenheath’s fourth-down pass was broken up in the end zone.

Kittle led Lakenheath (2-1; 1-1) with 140 yards rushing.

Scoring the Lancers’ other TDs were Jesse Smith and Justin King.

Ramstein 19, Würzburg 14

WüRZBURG, Germany — Rance Jones’ 24-yard touchdown run sealed the victory for Ramstein (2-1; 1-1 in Div. I).

Ramstein scored earlier TDs on a three-yard run by Shawn Honts and a 70-yard pass from Matt Irwin (2-for-5, 98 yards) to Keyshawn Carr.

Würzburg (1-2; 1-1 Div. I) answered in the third quarter on James Jordan’s one-yard run, and closed to the final margin in the fourth when quarterback Chris Rideout hit Daniel Henry with a 26-yard TD pass.

Würzburg plays at Wiesbaden on Saturday; Ramstein will host Lakenheath.

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