Daegu WarriorsCamp Walker, South Korea
2011 season record — 1-5 overall, 72 points for, 95 points against.Head coach — Ken Walter, fifth season. 17-17 overall record, two DODDS Korea titles, one Far East Division II title.Key performers — Daniel Santil, Sr., OL-DL; Christian Dawes, Sr., WR-CB; Darius Wyche, Sr., QB-slot-FS; Xavian Washburn, Jr., slot-LB. Jorge Algarin, Jr., C-DT; Allan Dick, Sr., OL-DL; Ryan Banzon, Sr., slot-DB; Caleb Gosserand, Jr., slot-CB; Monnie Mitchell, Jr., WR-LB; Ronald McLean, So., QB-DE; Lee Wright, Jr., WR-DB (392 yards, 5 touchdowns, 59 carries in last three games).Strengths — Experience, size and speed on all sides of ball, veteran leadership.Drawbacks — Lack of depth.Overview — Don’t be fooled by the win-loss record; Daegu played two Pacific powers from Okinawa and were outscored by an average of 10 points against Kubasaki and Kadena. Each coach talked about how much their record belies the Warriors’ strengths. Still, Wright is battling an ankle injury and if he can’t go, the Warriors will be in trouble.
Zama American TrojansCamp Zama/Atsugi Naval Air Facility, Japan
2011 season record — 3-6 overall, 209 points for, 308 points against.Coach — Steven Merrell, fifth season, overall record 19-23, one DODDS Japan title, one Far East Division II title.Key performers — Roland Cote, Sr., OL-DL; Mitchell Harrison, Jr., RB-LB (889 yards, 8 touchdowns, 107 carries); Richard Castillo, Sr., RB-DB; Andre Encarnacion, Jr., FB-LB (842 yards, Pacific-leading 14 touchdowns, 120 carries); Mason Moffatt, Sr., OL-DL; Gabriel Malate, Sr., OL-DL; Hiroshi Yo, Sr., RB-DB; James Liker, So., QB.Strengths — Senior leadership, solid backfield when healthy.Drawbacks — Scoring defense isn’t what it’s been the past two years.Overview — Again, don’t be fooled by the record. Trojans have lost four straight, but their backfield has been decimated by injuries. If Castillo can go, the backfield will be intact for the first time in six weeks; it’ll be up to the defense at that point.