Football at Kaiserslautern American High School
I don't know one end of a football from the other, but here are some recent posts about football at Kaiserslautern High School.
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Texas '01 (didn't give his name) at firstname.lastname@example.org on 10/4/99 at 1327 notes that
I am the starting center for the Raiders. I am proud to say that we beat Ramstein for the first time since 1991. For those in the area, come out and support our 3-0 team, on base, against Lakenheath on Saturday October 9th, at 13:00 as we march on to victory.
Deanna Laird-Connelly '95 who's email@example.com at 10/1/99 at 4:38:37 PM adds:
Just wanted to let all of you out there that the BIG game was tonight
and finally for the first time in about a thousand years K-town kicked
some Ramstein BUTT! Yea. It sure was a close game, but the guys playing
for K-town this year seemed to pull through. The score ended at 44-40,
and the game was 3 and 1/2 hours long. The next big game will be
Homecoming, and they are finally having a "homecoming" for the alumni.
So, if you are in the area, contact the school for info or be on the
look out in the KA for advertisements about the events. It's the weekend
of Oct 22. Once again...GO K-TOWN!!!
Here's some news from Dennis Chambers '63, the Webmaster:
Here's the very latest from the school football team ....
Jeff Jenkins picked off an interception and raced nearly untouched down
the left sideline for a 77 yard score, as the Kaiserslautern High School
Red Raiders defeated the Prague Lions in the Czech city, Sunday, 54-6.
Quarterback John Williams threw for two touchdowns and rushed for one to help the Raiders amass the highest number of points in recent school
history. Williams' first score, a 30 yard sweep around the left side,
came on the first play from scrimmage for Kaisersalutern. The Raiders
had just taken the ball away from Prague when safety Joe Stevens
intercepted quarterback Jan Hlavaty's pass. In total, Kaiserslautern
intercepted five Hlavaty passes during the game.
The game was the first to be played by an American high school in the
Czech Republic. Kaiserslautern coach, Clint Robinson, said that while
the win was a good feeling for all the players and helped set the tone
for the DoDDS' season ahead, the sharing of cultures and experiences
between the Czech and American students will last much longer.
On Saturday, after a workout on the grounds at a former Communist era
workers' cooperative, both teams met at the city's rugby team stadium
for a cook-out and socializing. As one might expect of football players,
the day ended with a round of touch football, Kaiserslautern and Prague
students playing side by side.
Kaiserslautern's next game is at Mannheim this coming Friday night.
One thing that was sort of a shock to me was the black uniforms for the
RAIDERS. The only red was the outline of the numbers. Must be a sign I'm
getting old or something????
Stay tuned for more news from RAIDERLAND!!!
A few days before the Ramstein game Buzz Chambers posted:
Hey there ... I finally made it back to the school last week. You'll be
happy to know that it really hasn't changed much since '63. A few more
buildings and the trees in front are a lot bigger now. Oh yeah, and
there's a fence around the entire school now too. I'll try to get my
hands on a digital camera and post some pic's here for all of you who
haven't been back in a while.
Buzz Chambers notes on October 23rd, 1999:
I just walked back in from the Homecoming game. The RAIDERS beat
Wuerzburg 13-0. Way to go RAIDERS!!! In addition to the victory, I was
privileged to ride in the lead car for the parade around the field at
half-time. Quite an honor for this old RAIDER. To top it all off, I'm
going to the Homecoming '99 dance tonight along with a couple of the
other "local" alumni. More details on that later. Going into the
playoffs, the RAIDERS are in a tie with Ramstein and Heidelberg
(depending on the outcome of Heidelberg's game today). Stay tuned for
more info. GO RAIDERS!!!
Buzz Chambers reports on October 30th, 1999:
Yep, it's true the RAIDERS beat Ramstein for the second time this season
this afternoon. The final score was 12-7. I got back from Heidelberg in time to catch the second half of the game.
K-Town is still alive in the play-offs. Next week should be for the
championship. Go RAIDERS! I'll keep you all posted!!
Buzz Chambers reports on November24th, 1999:
The football team lost a squeaker to Heidelberg, 8-7, in the championship game. That means they finished in second place among the big schools. Quite an accomplishment for a team that finished in the cellar of the league last year. We are all looking forward to bigger and better things next year. GO RAIDERS!!!
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November 25th, 1999