Prep football roundup: Heidelberg notches 2nd mercy-rule win
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Senior quarterback T.J. Trice ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third for the second straight week Saturday as the Heidelberg Lions rolled to their second straight mercy-rule victory of the season, 40-0 over the Kaiserslautern Red Raiders.
Trice scored on runs of six and two yards and hit brother Nick with a 12-yard TD pass Saturday. For the day, T.J. Trice completed five of eight passes for 80 yards as the Lions improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in Division I.
Lewis Allen, who led Heidelberg with 75 yards on nine carries, and Jordan Yakana, who recovered two K-town fumbles, added rushing TDs against the Red Raiders. All-Europe junior lineman Brandon Simmons returned a botched punt three yards for Heidelberg’s first TD.
The Lions play at Wiesbaden Saturday in a matchup of the only D-I unbeatens. Kaiserslautern (0-2, 0-1) will host Lakenheath (1-1, 1-0).
In other games Saturday:
Hanau 17, Patch 14
HANAU, Germany — Marcus Fontanez kicked a 35-yard field goal with 1:40 left in the game to keep Hanau atop the Division II-South standings at 2-0.
Malcolm Lane rushed for 168 yards and two TDs for Hanau, which posted 258 yards of total offense, all of it on the ground.
Hanau, which hosts Bitburg in a nonconference game this Saturday, was led defensively by A.J. Ford, who registered 10 tackles and batted away a potential touchdown pass in the end zone; Michael Williams, who was in on 11 tackles, and Ivan James, who posted two sacks.
Patch, which hosts unbeaten Naples this Saturday, fell to 0-2 overall and in II-South despite 84 rushing yards and a TD from quarterback J.D. Lindsay. James Duhart ran for Patch’s other TD.
Sigonella 29, Brussels 27
SINGONELLA, Italy — Quarterback K.J. Jones passed for two touchdowns and ran 15 yards for a decisive third score in a Division III-B game.
Jones, who had had the ball stripped from him and run in for a touchdown during Brussels’ 21-point second period, atoned for the gaffe when he completed a 10-yard TD pass to Michael Petty to tie the game at 21 in the third period. In the fourth quarter, Jones ran 15 yards for the winning score.
Dustin Sampson scored the first Sigonella touchdown when he returned an interception 90 yards. Sampson picked off two passes, as did teammate B.J. Washington. Sigonella’s other score came in the second quarter, when Jones hit Adam Presnell with a 35-yard TD pass.
Lonnie Ruffin scored all four Brussels TDs. In addition to stealing the ball from Jones and running it into the end zone from 10 yards out, Ruffin scored on a 30-yard run and a pair of 75-yard kickoff returns.
Fullback Jade Garth led Sigonella with 15 rushes for 116 yards. Matthew Parker gained 104 yards in 12 carries for Brussels.
Brussels (1-1 overall, 0-1 in III-B) closes out its conference schedule this Saturday when it hosts AFNORTH. The Brigands must win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Sigonella (1-1, 1-0) plays at Vicenza in a nonconference game.