Roundup: Hogue helps Heidelberg send Vilseck to its first setback
Heidelberg’s Thomas Hogue scored a late touchdown and the decisive extra point as the Lions pulled out a 14-13 victory over previously unbeaten Vilseck on Saturday.
The visiting Lions got their opportunity for the final score when Wayne Dawkins shot through the center of the Vilseck line to block a punt with 2:51 to play. The Lions took over on the Vilseck 30 and mounted a short scoring drive that ended with a four-yard run by Hogue.
Hogue, who finished as the game’s leading rusher with 105 yards on 22 carries, then kicked the extra point that proved the margin of victory for Heidelberg (2-1, 1-0 in I-South).
After a scoreless first quarter, Vilseck (2-1, 0-1) took a 7-0 lead with 10:36 to play when Tyler Hall hit Jamal Grant with a 26-yard touchdown pass. Napolian Myhand ran for a 19-yard touchdown, and Hogue kicked the extra point to make it 7-7 at the half. Vilseck’s Kalyn Smithson went over from 11 yards out to cap the Falcons’ opening drive of the second half, but Vilseck was stymied for the rest of the game by the Heidelberg defense. Both teams missed third-quarter field-goal attempts to set up the end-of-game dramatics.
Angelo Anderson led Vilseck with 60 yards on 15 rushes. Hall was 5 of 10 for 68 yards and a TD.
The victory put Heidelberg in great position in the race for the I-South championship and the home-field edge in the D-I semifinals. The Lions are scheduled to play an exhibition game Saturday against a team from the Hague, then host Patch and travel to Wiesbaden to close the regular season. Vilseck’s remaining I-South games are at home this Saturday against Wiesbaden and at Patch on Oct. 24.
In another high school football game Saturday:
Ansbach 46, Baumholder 14: At Baumholder, the three-time defending European champion Cougars moved one game shy of their DODDS-Europe record of 28 consecutive victories as six players scored.
Shawn Francis on a 40-yard run, Ronny Smith on a 10-yard fumble return, Dominic Barrale on a 1-yard plunge, Alex Moya on a 23-yard scoring run and Pablo Berrios’ 38-yard interception return, combined with three 2-point conversion runs by Carter Gunn and two by Barrale put Ansbach ahead 40-0 at the end of the first quarter and left no doubt the Cougars were on the way to their 27th successive victory.
Demar Flake ran a yard in the third quarter for the sixth TD for Ansbach (3-0 in Division II, 1-0 in II-East).
Baumholder’s TDs came on Ben McDaniels scoring passes of 6 and 80 yards to Derek Maltman and Richard Castillo, respectively. The Bucs fell to 0-3 overall and are 0-0 in II-West.
Naples 10, Aviano 8: At Naples, Kyle Migeleski’s 7-yard TD run and freshman Hunter Johnson’s extra point and 25-yard field goal, all in the first half, proved decisive.
After Aviano (1-1-1 overall; 0-1 in II-South) cut the deficit to 10-6 early in the fourth quarter on Alex Gary’s 18-yard TD run, the Saints were held on downs on first-and-goal inside the Naples 5. Aviano salvaged a safety on the drive, but the defense prevailed the rest of the way for Naples (1-2 overall, 1-0 in II-South).
Rota 38, Brussels 14: At Brussels, Alex Case passed for two touchdowns and ran for one as the 2008 Division IV champion Admirals evened their record at 1-1 in a D-III game.
Case connected with Caleb Arnold on a 25-yard scoring strike, then found Nick Holland for a 23-yard TD pass. Case also ran 29 yards for a score, and Arnold had a 30-yard TD run.
Marc Proietto ran for 122 yards and both TDs for Brussels, which fell to 0-2 in D-III. The Brigands’ leading tacklers were Joe Kren with 11 and Andy Wells with 10.
In a game Friday night:
ISB 40, SHAPE 8: At the International School of Brussels, the Raiders (3-0 overall, 1-0 in II-North) clinched at least a tie for the D-II North conference championship behind a dominant offensive line.
Gino Culotta battered SHAPE (1-1-1) for 278 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 25 carries, but he wasn’t the only ISB rusher who piled up yardage. Brennan Edwards gouged the SHAPE defense for 189 yards on 15 carries and a score.
"Our total offensive yardage was 498 yards," ISB coach Will Vreugdenhil reported, "because of hard running and great blocking from our O-line."
Vinny Culotta led ISB with nine tackles.
SHAPE was led by Damien Anderson and Dundrae Gordon, each of whom rushed for about 85 yards.