A Page -- July 11, 2011

Mount Union's Kmic Earns 

Game MVP Honors as Team

USA Defeats 

Germany, 48-7, at World 


Two games separate the United States from its second consecutive IFAF Senior World Championship.

The U.S. Men’s National Team in football defeated Germany, 48-7, in Innsbruck, Austria, to advance to 2-0 at the 2011 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Senior World Championship. The Americans will face Mexico (2-0) on Tuesday at 1:00p ET for the right to play for the world’s gold medal in American football on July 16.

The Americans, led by three-time NCAA national champion head coach Mel Tjeerdsma of Northwest Missouri State, scored touchdowns on a blocked field goal, a fake field goal, an interception return and a fumble recovery in addition to a pair of rushing TDs.

Team USA RB Nate Kmic (Delta, Ohio), the NCAA’s all-divisions career rushing leader, earned game MVP honors with eight receptions for 77 yards as well as a rushing touchdown on five carries for 22 yards, including an electrifying six-yard TD run on a critical second quarter third-and-5 play.


 Starting quarterback Cody Hawkins (Boise, Idaho) was 13-of-17 passing for 152 yards without an interception, bringing his two-game tournament totals against Australia and Germany to 26-of-32 for 356 yards and two TDs.

LB Osayi Osunde (Bloomsburg, Pa.) led Team USA with seven tackles while fellow LB Zach Watkins (Independence, Mo.) registered five tackles, three of them coming behind the line of scrimmage.

Team USA is tied with Mexico atop of the tournament’s Group A at 2-0 and needs a victory against the Mexicans Tuesday in order to advance to the gold medal game July 16. The U.S.-Mexico winner faces the winner of Group B, comprised of Austria (0-1), Canada (1-0), France (0-1) and Japan (1-0).

Team USA's IFAF Senior World Championship games can be followed in real time atwww.Facebook.com/IFAF.organd on Twitter @IFAFinsider. Video highlights of all games along with previews and features are available at the IFAF YouTube site, www.YouTube.com/IFAFinsider.

The U.S. opened on offense with possessions ending on a punt and a failed fourth down conversion on Germany’s 22-yard line. Germany then marched 50 yards to the U.S. 31-yard line for a field goal try, which was blocked by American LB Jordan Lake (Houston) and scooped up by DE Johnny Dingle (Miami) and returned for a 75-yard TD for a 7-0 U.S. lead and the only points of the first quarter.

Team USA’s defense, directed by defensive coordinator Lou Tepper, forced a three-and-out and took over on Germany’s 45 following a punt. The U.S. methodically marched 31 yards in seven plays, culminating in a 1-yard Kmic TD plunge to go up, 14-0.

Quickly forcing another German punt, Team USA returner Daniel Tromello (Newbury Park, Calif.) ran the ball 28 yards to Germany’s 13. Three plays later, on third-and-5, Kmic took a handoff to juke past and power over German defenders for this second score of the game and a 21-0 U.S. lead with 3:12 remaining in the half.

Germany responded quickly. QB Joachim Ullrich connected on a pair of long pass completions, aided by two penalties on the Americans to move the ball from Germany’s 19-yard line to the U.S. 23. The aerial strikes set up a 23-yard TD pass to 6-foot-6 WR Christian Bollman in the corner of the end zone to cut the Americans’ lead to 21-7. The German TD marked the first points scored against the United States in nearly six quarters of tournament play.

The U.S. furiously moved the ball downfield in the half’s closing seconds to set up what appeared to be a field goal attempt. Holder and QB Hawkins took the snap and fired a 14-yard TD strike to TE Richie Brockel (Phoenix, Ariz.) as time expired for a 28-7 U.S. lead at halftime.

Germany confidently started the second half’s opening drive, moving from its 19-yard line to the U.S. 36 before Maurice Banks (Brandywine, Md.) intercepted a third-and-7 pass and returned it 77 yards for a TD and a 34-7 lead after a missed extra point.

A bad German snap on a punt on its next possession was recovered by the Americans on the German 2 and promptly converted into a 2-yard TD run by RB Da’Shawn Thomas (Newport, Ark.) for a 41-7 lead with 4:19 left in the third quarter.

A 10-yard fumble recovery by U.S. LB Terrence Jackson (Media, PA.) at 4:06 remaining capped the game’s scoring at 48-7.

Photo: Team USA DE Johnny Dingle scoops up a blocked punt and rambles 75 yards for the opening score in a 48-7 win for a 2-0 record in the IFAF Senior World Championship in Austria. Photo courtesy IFAF.


Score by Quarters  1    2      3    4    Score


Team USA............    7   21   20    0  -  48

Team Germany........ 0    7     0    0   -  7


Scoring Summary:


1:19 USA - Johnny Dingle 75 yd blocked FG return (Gregg Berkshire kick), USA 7 - GER 0


8:43 USA - Nate Kmic 1 yd run (Gregg Berkshire kick)

    7 plays, 45 yards, TOP 3:26, USA 14 - GER 0

3:12 USA - Nate Kmic 6 yd run (Gregg Berkshire kick)

    3 plays, 11 yards, TOP 0:56, USA 21 - GER 0

1:15 GER - Christian Bollmann 24 yd pass from Joachim Ullrich (Dennis Wiehberg kick)

    7 plays, 81 yards, TOP 1:53, USA 21 - GER 7

0:00 USA - Richie Brockel 12 yd pass from Cody Hawkins (Gregg Berkshire kick)

    6 plays, 36 yards, TOP 1:09, USA 28 - GER 7


5:26 USA - Maurice Banks 77 yd interception return (Cody Hawkins rush failed), USA 34 - GER 7

4:19 USA - DaShawn Thomas 2 yd run (Gregg Berkshire kick)

    1 play, 2 yards, TOP 0:02, USA 41 - GER 7

4:06 USA - Terrence Jackson 10 yd fumble recovery (Gregg Berkshire kick),     USA 48 - GER 7

                                         USA          GER

FIRST DOWNS...................  14           11

Rushing.....................          6            0

Passing.....................          7            8

Penalty.....................          1            3

NET YARDS RUSHING..........  79         -13

Rushing Attempts............     21          23

Average Per Rush............    3.8        -0.6

Rushing Touchdowns..........   3            0

Yards Gained Rushing........    98          41

Yards Lost Rushing..........     19          54

NET YARDS PASSING..........  206       164

Completions-Attempts-Int..  20-25-0   13-26-2

Average Per Attempt.........   8.2        6.3

Average Per Completion......  10.3     12.6

Passing Touchdowns..........    1          1

TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS......  285       151

Total offense plays.........     46         52

Average Gain Per Play.......    6.2       2.9

Fumbles: Number-Lost.......... 3-1      2-1

Penalties: Number-Yards....... 7-78    6-45

PUNTS-YARDS................... 4-141   6-239

Average Yards Per Punt......    35.2     39.8

Net Yards Per Punt..........      28.0     32.5

Inside 20...................            1          2

RUSHING: Team USA-Matt Bassuener 4-28; Nate Kmic 5-22; Henry Harris 3-18; Da’Shawn Thomas 5-9; Tylor Malm 4-2. Team Germany-Jerome Morris 7-11; Danny Washington 5-9; Felix Brenner 1-3; Gary Lautenschlager 1-0; Waldemar Schander 8-0; Pascal Maier 1-minus 36.

PASSING: Team USA-Cody Hawkins 13-17-0-152; Ben McLaughlin 5-6-0-43; Matt Bassuener 2-2-0-11. Team Germany-Joachim Ullrich 13-25-2-189; Gary Lautenschlager 0-1-0-0; Team Germany 0-0-0-minus 25.

RECEIVING: Team USA-Nate Kmic 8-77; Jason Haller 4-29; DaShawn Thomas 3-29; Richie Brockel 2-24; Henry Harris 1-34; Ricardo Lenhart 1-8; Micah Brown 1-5. Team Germany-Niklas Roemer 4-62; Jerome Morris 3-8; Dominic Hanselmann

2-40; Julian Dohrendorf 2-40; Christian Bollmann 1-24; Georg Bechtold 1-15.


Three Spartans Named to 2010-11 

NABC Honors Court for Highly 

Successful Parlay of 


July 11, 2011 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three members of the Case Western Reserve University men's basketball team were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which recognizes collegiate Student/-Athletes who excelled in academics during the 2010-11 season.

Representing CWRU was recently graduated center Eric Duerr (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland), forward Alex Hildebrandt (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent St. Mary) and guard Ryan Bokan (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly).

(L-R): Ryan Bokan, Alex Hildebrandt and Eric Duerr

Duerr, a biology major, averaged 7.0 points and 5.2 rebounds while totaling a team-high 29 blocked shots. His 60 offensive rebounds were also the best in the University Athletic Association during the regular season.

 During the spring, Duerr was named a Capital One Academic All-American for the second straight season.

Hildebrandt, a management major, lettered all four seasons at CWRU and averaged 3.3 points and 3.1 rebounds as a senior. Bokan, a two-year letterwinner and biomedical engineering major, played in 15 games as a senior after missing his junior campaign due to injury.

To qualify for the NABC Honors Court, players must be a junior or senior academically, possess a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20, and have matriculated at least one year at their NCAA Division I, II, or III, or NAIA institution

Gilmour has several coaching openings

Gilmour Academy has the following coaching positions open: boys varsity lacrosse, girls varsity lacrosse and middle school coed soccer. 

Interested applicants should contact Athletic Director Tom Bryan atbryant@gilmour.org or 440-473-8074..