by head coach Jason Nowlin
Kaiserslautern Pikes football

The Kaiserslautern Pikes continued their dominating run through the Regionalliga Center League with a 54-12 win over the Ravensburg Razorbacks June 4 at Pike Stadion.

The Pikes again used a strong running game and a complementary passing game to amass 505 yards of total offense. Running back Eric Walton led the offensive onslaught with 243 yards on the ground to go with four touchdowns, while wide receiver Pascal Koch contributed two touchdowns and 81 yards receiving. 

The defense was led by linebacker Willi Grunwald, who had two interceptions to go with a sack, and defensive tackle Timo Cerny with two sacks.  Overall, the Pikes’ defense limited Ravensburg to 150 yards total offense and only 6 yards rushing.  
The win pushed Kaiserslautern’s record to 6-0, helping them remain in first place in the Regionalliga Center League.

The Pikes are hitting the road for their next two games but will return home July 30 for their game against Montabaur at 3:30 p.m. 

The week before, the Pikes improved to 5-0 with a 45-24 win over the Albershausen Crusaders. The Pikes came back from a 24-14 halftime deficit thanks to the defense that was lead by defensive end Brian Watkins, linebacker Myron Austin and defensive back Markus Menyfield. The trio kept the Crusaders scoreless in the second half, which allowed the Pikes’ offense to regain the lead and thus gain the win. Austin and Watkins both contributed to the Pikes causing five turnovers, with Austin gathering in his first interception of the year and Watkins recovering a key fumble in the fourth quarter. Menyfield was part of a Pike secondary that shut down the league top receiver in the second half by holding Crusaders Matthias Scheuring without a catch. The offense was again led by running back Walton who had five touchdowns and over 200 yards rushing.