***image1***The Kaiserslautern Raiders had been stumbling all season.
With an 0-2 record and trailing Würzburg 14-12 at halftime Saturday, things seemed to be getting worse.
Then something clicked for the Raiders, something they can look to build on for the rest of the season.
They outscored the Wolves 26-0 in the second half enroute to a 38-14 victory and a convincing win for their first of the season.
K-Town quarterback Antoine Carter led the offensive charge and finished the game 15-26 passing, including two touchdown tosses.
K-Town’s Quinton Strawder totaled 96 all-purpose-yards and also found paydirt twice.
Defensively, the Raiders were led by Madison Hayes, who had 14 tackles, and Adrian Harper, who tallied nine tackles.
Ramstein 23, Wiesbaden 12
In another rain-soaked game, the Royals traveled to Wiesbaden and beat the Warriors 23-12 on Saturday.
With the win the Royals remained unbeaten on the season to stay atop the divsion I rankings.
Royals running back Cyril Borden got Ramstein on the board early as he
took an option pitch 60 yards to the house in the first quarter.
After Ramstein’s quarterback picked up a botched field goal attempt and
ran it 40 yards to the endzone, the Royals led 14-0 at the half.
Wiesbaden wouldn’t go quietly and they made a solid run in the second half.
Two touchdown runs by Warrior’s running back Shannon McCray reduced Ramstein’s lead to 17-12 in the fourth quarter.
With the game in the balance later in the fourth, Ramstein was facing a big fourth-and-inches play.
Everyone in the stadium was thinking run but York dropped back and
lobbed a pass to Adam Despres who took the ball 35 more yards and gave
Ramstein the lead for good.
The Royals were led on defense by Adam Thibodeau with 12 tackles and
cornerback Scott Jardine, who recorded to interceptions for the second
week in a row.
Ramstein (boys) 16, SHAPE 100, ISB 108
The Ramstein boys cross country team put on another dominating performance at SHAPE Saturday.
The Royals placed first through fourth in the race, while also placing 6 in the top seven, and seven in the top 10.
It was a memorable race for the boys who missed a perfect score of 15 by one point.
Danny Edwards placed first for the third consecutive race, while notching a course record with a time of 15 minutes, 25 seconds.
Noah Sheppard, Kyle Southard and Kevin Edwards followed behind finishing second, third and fourth respectively.
Ramstein’s Vince Jovene and Mike Parsons rounded out the top seven by taking sixth and seventh in the race.
Ramstein (girls) 28, SHAPE 48. ISB 67
The Ramstein girl’s team also went on the road and put up a
strong showing to defeat a previously unbeaten SHAPE team.
The Lady Royals placed four runners in the top 10, including three of the top four.
Ramstein’s Lorraine Tucker finished first overall in the meet and Steph
Polzer and Luz Hammlett rounded out the top four by taking third and
Ramstein def. Patch 3-0
Ramstein def. K-Town 3-0
K-Town def. Patch 3-0
The Ramstein Lady Royals were clearly the best team on the court during
a three-way competition between Ramstein, Kaiserslautern and Patch.
Ramstein started by beating Patch with with scores of 25-14, 25-15 and 25-10.
Ramstein’s Regina Fleming led the way in this match by recording five kills and 12 digs.
Next, Ramstein defeated Kaiserslautern by counts of 25-14, 25-7 and 25-19.
Regina Fleming led the way again with seven kills and 11 digs while Dallas Norman tallied 12 setting assists for Ramstein.
The Kaiserslautern Lady Raiders salvaged their day as they defeated Patch by counts of 26-24, 25-19 and 25-22
Royals football is at home against Lakenheath.
Royals tennis is home against Lakenheath.
Royals volleyball is home against Lakenheath and K-Town.
Raiders football is at Heidelberg.
Raiders tennis is home against Würzburg