Sigonella throttled Alconbury 38-0 in the Division III-North high school football opener for both teams played under the lights at Sigonella on Saturday.

Special teams did most of the work for the Jaguars, who recovered the opening kickoff on the Alconbury 30-yard line and cashed in two plays later on a 25-yard TD run by Dustin Sampson.

Sigonella made it 14-0 on its next possession. Anthony Turner scampered 15 yards to the end zone after Alconbury was unable to get off a punt and turned the ball over on its 16-yard line.

Sigonella added 24 points in the second quarter on a Danny Vazquez sack for a safety, Turner’s 61-yard return of the ensuing free kick for a TD, Jose Peralta’s 32-yard punt-return TD, and Peralta’s 35-yard TD run after a Sampson interception.

After a scoreless third period, the game was ended by mutual consent to avoid injuries.

Defensive tackle Jade Garth, who had a sack among his eight stops, and linebackers Peralta, Vazquez and Kelly Lamb paced Sigonella’s defense.

Alconbury quarterback David Schiller was 4-for-10 for 60 yards, while Dragon wide receiver Abraham Mendez amassed 48 return yards, 25 rushing yards and 18 receiving yards. Mendez also was credited with 10 tackles from his linebacker spot.


The two-time defending European Division II champion International School of Brussels extended its European-best winning streak to 12 games with a Division II-North mercy-rule blanking of host AFNORTH.

All-Europe running back Matt Gett returned a kickoff 65 yards for one touchdown and added a second on a six-yard run. Gett rushed eight times for 51 yards in a game called seven minutes into the third quarter because of DODDS’ 40-point mercy rule.

Matt Merritt scored on a 40-yard fumble return and a 27-yard run from scrimmage for ISB.

Colin Montgomery and Ian Beamor each added TDs. Abercrombie, who totaled 51 yards on three receptions, scored on a pass from quarterback Philip Lipman (4-for-6 for 93 yards), while Beamor returned an interception for 17 yards for his TD,

ISB held AFNORTH’s All-Europe running back, Ryan Butler, to 39 yards on six carries, but Butler pulled in three passes from Zach Martens for 54 yards. Butler’s catches were the only completions in 12 tries for Martens.

Naples 20, Hanau 0

No details were received by press time Sunday for Naples’ Division II-South victory over Hanau on Saturday.

Home team officials ordinarily provide Stars and Stripes details of athletic events.

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