Heidelberg ends Ramstein’s run

Airman 1st Class Edward Drescher
Kaiserslautern American

The Ramstein Royals varsity high school football season saw a great
season come to an end Nov. 5 when they squared off with Heidelberg in
the Division I football championship game.

Ramstein came into the game with an unblemished 7-0 record and looked
to complete their great season with a win over a team they had already
Heidelberg had different plans in mind, as they came out played solid defense and shut Ramstein down to earn a 12-3 victory.

The strategy to beat Ramstein was to shut down running back Cyril
Borden, which Heidelberg did by only allowing him to gain 37 yards on
12 carries.

The Royals got their only score of the game off the foot of Justin
Wiehe, who hit a 37-yard field goal to give Ramstein a 3-0 lead.

After that it was all Heidelberg. Led by tailback Lewis Allen, who
rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown, Heidelberg took a 12-3 lead into
the locker room at halftime.

The second half was a defensive struggle, but Heidelberg was albe to
control the ball and the clock and never allowed Ramstein to get in the

Although the Royals season ended on a sour note, they should be able to
build off this great year and put something special together next year,
as they have 30 varsity lettermen returning.