Braves Humiliate Sembach Gridironers; Davis, Moore, Defense Pace 49-0 Win

The Berlin Braves, again behind the passing of Mike Davis, scored their second Germany Sports Conference victory last Saturday on the Sports Center Field, as they shutout the Sembach Tigers 49-0 in a one sided game. Berlin started the rout on their first series of downs. After they took the opening kick-off, the Braves marched 49 yards before Davis hit end Jim Sollami for a 14-yard scoring toss. On the first play after the score, John Holt recovered a Tiger fumble on the Sembach 31 and the Tigers had their backs to the wall again. The defense held the Braves on the 15 and Holloway Moore came in for Berlin and booted a 25 yard field goal to end the scoring for the quarter. The Braves scored once again in the second period to hold a 16-0 halftime lead. The Braves scored their second touchdown on a 60 yard punt return by Moore. He took the ball on his own 40 and after two key blocks raced down the right sideline for the score. Moore added the point after kick. The Braves kept to the ground in the third quarter with Davis and big fullback Dave Otten doing most of the Lugging. Davis carried for the initial third period score, as he went into the end zone from ten yards out, carrying defensive man James Jenkins with him for the last five. Moore kicked the conversion to complete the play.

The Braves came up with the ball again on the kick-off following the score. Jim Krovonak recovered a Tiger fumble on the 42 yard line and the Braves were off and running again. On the first play from scrimmage, Otten went up the middle for the score for the 42 yard run. The Braves kept pounding on the Sembach defense and in the third quarter, Davis found his end Sollami in the end zone for a 10 yard touchdown pass. Moore once again added the extra point. The Berlin ground attack kept going and the Tiger defense was caught again as Davis hit speedy halfback George Henderson on a swing pass and he fought his way 30 yards for the score. Moore added the conversion. The Braves added their last score with only 35 seconds remaining on the scoreboard clock as Nate Wood went into the end zone from four yards out.

The Braves will travel to Bitburg this weekend to take on the Barons. Bitburg (1-2) lost last weekend to Wiesbaden. The Braves showed they could move the football both on the ground and in the air in last Saturday’s game. Berlin picked up 280 yards rushing and 151 yards in the air, while the defense was limiting the Sembach Tigers to a total of 73 yards. At times the field looked like a flag day, as Berlin was penalized 140 yards to 100 yards for the Tigers. Otten was the big ball carrier for the Braves as he picked 116 yards on the ground while quarterback Davis carried for 90 yards. In the air Henderson, who saw only limited action, combined with Davis for 74 yards, Ned Duncan picked up 42 yards on four completed passes and Sollami added 35 yards and two touchdowns while catching four passes.

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