Ramstein plugs in new parts, rolls
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Ramstein’s defending European Division I champions integrated a pair of newcomers into the lineup nicely on Saturday, opening the season with a 32-7 nonconference victory over Kaiserslautern.
Greg Anderson, a 5-foot-11, 210-pound transfer from Louisiana, scored two touchdowns, and new quarterback Eric Murray, a transfer from South Carolina, tossed a touchdown pass to returning all-conference receiver Brennan Relaford as the Royals rushed for 243 yards and passed for 110 more in the victory.
Matt Slaymaker led the Ramstein defense with nine tackles and a fumble recovery.
Brian Hill, who rushed eight times for 62 yards and caught two passes for 36 more, scored K-town’s TD on a two-yard run. Josh Warren was credited with 15 tackles and Madison Hayes 12 for the Red Raiders’ defense.
In another nonconference game Saturday:
Naples 39, Sigonella 6: Defending Division II-South champion Naples got its running game going, rushing for 321 yards in its season opener at Sigonella.
Austin Webb led the charge for the Wildcats, carrying the ball 17 times for 96 yards and scoring on a 21-yard run.
Noah Stevenson and Quarteize Rosnell each rushed for 75 yards. Rosnell scored Naples’ fourth TD on a 24-yard run, and Stevenson found the end zone on a swing pass from quarterback Tyler Terronez that covered 43 yards.
Jason McKenchnie scored the other two Naples TDs, on runs of two and 16 yards.