Week 1 Fearless Forecast
By DAVE ORNAUER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 23, 2017
Friday, Aug. 25
Kubasaki at Nile C. Kinnick, 7 p.m. – This was the game that saw the visiting Dragons hurt the Red Devils’ chances at a D-I title-game berth. Kinnick should achieve vengeance here … Red Devils 21, Dragons 11.
Tiyan at Guam, 7 p.m. – This could end up being a lot closer than in years’ past; Titans are starting to grow. … Panthers 13, Titans 11.
Southern vs. Simon Sanchez at Dededo, 7 p.m. – See Tiyan vs. Guam; this could be close also. … Sharks 10, Dolphins 9.
Saturday, Aug. 26
Yokota at Kadena, 5 p.m. – A battle of very talented, speedy backfields. Give this one to the black-and-yellow Panthers, tuning up for a possible fifth straight D-I title-game berth. … Kadena 16, Yokota 9.
John F. Kennedy vs. Father Duenas at Mangilao, 10 a.m. – A rare game at the home of the Tritons; defending champion Friars will simply do what they’ve done with regularity the past few years. … Friars 21, Islanders 7.
George Washington at Okkodo, 7 p.m. – Although the Geckos should prevail, it’s gonna be a lot closer than most might think. … Geckos 15, Bulldogs 12.