Jackson Knox ran for two touchdowns and completed a 28-yard pass to Scott Sublousky for a third score Saturday as Ramstein moved into a tie for the Division I conference lead with a 41-14 home win over Lakenheath.
The victory allowed the Royals (5-1 overall, 4-1 in D-I) to match records with Heidelberg, which lost 18-16 at home to Kaiserslautern (3-3, 2-3). Details of the Heidelberg game were unavailable at press time Saturday.
Michael Wallace, who rushed for 77 yards on just four carries, scored twice for Ramstein, once on a 40-yard interception return and again on a 3-yard run set up by his own 44-yard run.
Eddie Alford scored both TDs for Lakenheath (1-5, 0-5).
In Saturday’s Division II games:
Naples 24, Aviano 6: At Aviano, Ryan Fitzgerald rushed 25 times for 174 yards and a touchdown as the Wildcats clinched a playoff berth.
Kendrick Johnson completed five of nine passes for 68 yards and a touchdown for Naples (5-1 overall, 3-1 in II-South), which will travel to II-North champion Bitburg on Saturday for the D-II semifinals.
Kyle Hernandez threw a TD pass for Aviano (2-4, 1-3).
Wiesbaden 34, SHAPE 13: At SHAPE, Belgium, Ron Peebles carried eight times for 156 yards and two touchdowns, caught a Terrell Harper pass for a third score, and returned a kickoff 80 yards for a fourth tally as the Warriors clinched the II-North runner-up’s berth for the playoffs. The Warriors will play at Ansbach on Saturday.
Terrell Harper completed 8 of 16 passes for 167 yards and TDs to Peebles and Mike Harder for Wiesbaden (4-2, 3-1 in II-North). Dan Dixon, a lineman, rushed six times for 61 yards for the Warriors in spot duty at tailback and fullback.
SHAPE (2-4, 1-3) scored on two David Connerly to Jimmy Drago passes. Alton Steele led the Spartans with 89 yards on 12 rushes.
Vilseck 9, Patch 8: At Stuttgart, the visiting Falcons tackled Brandon Perry in the end zone for the game-winning safety with 15 seconds left.
The play came after Patch (0-6, 0-4 in II-South) had stopped Vilseck’s bid for a game-winning touchdown when Sebastian Casciaro, who had 16 tackles, forced a Vilseck fumble that Patch recovered on its own 1.
Andrew Feazelle and Shawn Calder, however, crashed through to stop Perry, who rushed 21 times for 145 yards, in the end zone to snatch the victory.
Earlier, Justin Ingram connected with Josh Frank on a 24-yard TD pass play for Vilseck (3-3, 2-2) before Patch went up 8-7 on a 5-yard run by Perry and a two-point conversion by Justin Phelps.
ISB 45, Mannheim 28: Visiting International School of Brussels (2-5 overall, 2-2 in II-North) defeated Mannheim (1-5, 0-4) in a Friday night game for which details were unavailable at press time.