Kaiserslautern, Ramstein roll to football victories; Baumholder scores 68 in win

by Robert Baldwin
contributing writer

Kaiserslautern Quarterback Nelson Rivas hands it off to Tre Dotson in the Raiders victory at Vilseck. Dotson scored four touchdowns in the contest. The Raiders are in Wiesbaden tonight.
Photo courtesy of Tracy Thornburgh


Kaiserslautern’s Tre Dotson decided he would give football a try during his senior year. Apparently he made the right decision. Dotson grabbed three touchdown passes and scored on a 60 yard interception to lead the Raiders to a 53-15 victory over host Vilseck. Darius Camp added three touchdowns, sophomore quarterback Nelson Rivas threw five touchdown passes and the defense kept Vilseck bottled up all day long.
The Raiders, 2-1 on the season, are at Wiesbaden tonight.

Taylor Worley and Ramstein’s defense held Wiesbaden to just six points despite Austin Deckinga’s 144 yards on the ground. The Royals host Stuttgart tonight in an attempt to avenge their loss three weeks ago. Stuttgart is 3-0, Ramstein 2-1. Photo by Madeline Rayburn

At Ramstein, senior Jason Jones set the tempo by taking back the opening kickoff 90 yards for the first of three first quarter Royals touchdowns. Ramstein dominated on both sides of the ball and stopped Wiesbaden 45-6. Makani Stanger caught two touchdown passes from Carl Norman. Senior Logan Ridenbaugh caused all sorts of havoc with seven tackles and recovered three fumbles. Dom Arizpe contributed four tackles as Ramstein had a shut out until late in the fourth. JJ Little returned an interception 85 yards for a touchdown.
The Royals are hosting Stuttgart tonight looking to avenge an earlier season loss.

Baumholder’s Wilbur Turgeon is pursued by AFNorth as he looks downfield. The Bucs won 68-60 to go to 2-1 this season. Photo courtesy of Jeff Jones

In the Netherlands, the loneliest people in the stadium were the two punters as Baumholder and AFNorth combined for a dizzying 128 points with Baumholder surviving for its second victory of the year 68-60. Baumholder had 568 yards total offense, including three 100 yard rushers in Cameron McDonald (115 yards, two TDs), Michael Blue (113 yards, two TDs), Jahiem Sharpe (103 yards, one TD, 95 yard TD run and a TD pass). Anthony Willis broke off a 75 yard kickoff return. Wilbert Turgeon threw TD passes to Hiromi Maranga and Quadre Willis and Leon King.
Defensively, Baumholder recorded two interceptions and a game saving goal line stand.