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Stripes Pacific prep football forecast, Week 2

Week 2 outlook

Thursday, Aug. 29

Okinawa
Kubasaki vs. Kadena at Ryukyu Middle School, Kadena Air Base, 6 p.m. – Two teams strikingly similar in that they have quality backfields but are breaking in a few new linemen. Kubasaki is the league champion until somebody knocks them off. … Dragons 21, Panthers 18.

Friday, Aug. 30

Japan
Yokota vs. Zama at Reid Memorial Stadium, Naval Air Facility Atsugi, 7 p.m. – Panthers will be outsized by the Trojans; question of whether Yokota’s veer and power attack can outlast the Zama Wing T, something which the youthful Panthers have not seen yet. … Panthers 17, Trojans 14.

Robert D. Edgren vs. Nile C. Kinnick at Berkey Field, Yokosuka Naval Base, 7 p.m. – No question, Red Devils have the weapons to overcome the Eagles, but Kinnick better have worked on special-teams coverage this week in practice. And better not kick it to No. 4. … Red Devils 24, Eagles 10.

Guam
Guam High at George Washington
, 7 p.m. – Panthers had hoped to have one game under their belt, but got their first win without having to take the field last week. … Panthers 20, Geckos 13.

Simon Sanchez at Okkodo, 7 p.m. – Hopefully, the Sharks can take the field this week; Bulldogs looking to rebound after opening defeat. … Sharks 16, Bulldogs 9.

Saturday, Aug. 31

Guam
John F. Kennedy vs. Father Duenas Memorial
at George Washington High School, Mangilao, 7 p.m. – Islanders surprised with their opening win last week; can they keep it up against the Friars? … Islanders 14, Friars 13.

Last week – 4-1, .800.
Season – 4-1, .800.

Week 1 grid honors

Edgren – Tyrone Bacalso 249 all-purpose yards, touchdown (52 yards, 11 carries; 197 yards, touchdown, 5 returns).
Yokota – J.J. Henderson 245 all-purpose yards, 3 touchdowns (195 yards, 3 touchdowns, 15 carries: 50 yards, 2 returns). Nick Peterson 171 yards, 2 touchdowns, 11 carries. Marcus Henagan 2 touchdown runs.
Kinnick – Dustin Wilson 156 yards total offense, 3 touchdowns (8-for-14, 121 yards, touchdown; 35 yards, 2 touchdowns, 5 carries). Dre Paylor 193 yards, touchdown, 21 carries (172 yards first half).
Zama  – Raymond Bestor 147 all-purpose yards, touchdown (17-yard touchdown catch, 43-yard interception return, 87 yards, 2 kick returns).
John F. Kennedy – Quintin Iriarte two touchdown passes to Jared Hernden.

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Ornauer on AFN

 

Stars and Stripes reporter Dave Ornauer talks about the Pacific sports scene on AFN Radio. (Click on right arrow to play file.)

 

March 31: Dave Ornauer highlights Far East soccer between Nile C. Kinnick and Matthew C. Perry and talks a little about track, baseball and softball.

March 21: Dave Ornauer talks about last weekends track meet, where a Yokota runner almost beat a Pacific record and highlights a couple Far East baseball and soccer games.

March 14: Spring has sprung and Dave Ornauer is in full bloom over DODDS Pacific baseball, softball, soccer and track teams.