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Foster downs Hansen in military football action

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – Carl Williams scored on offense and special teams and William Lane tossed two touchdown passes to help Foster win its first game of the season 26-18 over Hansen on Saturday at Kadena’s McDonald Stadium.

The win leveled the Bulldogs’ record at 1-1, while sending the winless Wolf Pack (0-2) to last place in the U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League’s South Division. The game had been scheduled for April 19, but was postponed due to Foster equipment problems.

Williams returned a Hansen punt 65 yards for a first-quarter touchdown, then Lane found Kyle Brown from 40 yards out to up the Bulldogs’ lead to 12-0. It stayed that way through the rest of the first half.

The Wolf Pack sliced the lead in half when Dyezelle Hooper threw the first of his three TD passes, 36 yards to Carl Burton. But on Hansen’s next possession, Hooper was tackled in the end zone by Martel Jones for a safety, making it 14-6 Bulldogs.

Hansen tried to rally, but Patrick Pierson took an interception of Hooper 25 yards for a pick-six and a 20-6 Foster lead. Hansen answered with a 30-yard Hooper-to-Marquis Pough TD pass, but Foster then slammed the coffin shut on Lane’s 45-yard scoring pass to Williams.

Hooper followed with a 40-yard touchdown pass to Pough to cap the scoring. Hansen next visits Kadena and Foster travels to first-place Kinser on Saturday in the next round of games.

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