Seoul American FalconsSouth Post, Yongsan Garrison
2009—Overall, 2-6, .250, 71 points for, 133 points against. DODDS-Korea, 1-4, .200, 48 points for, 69 points against. Won DODDS-Pacific Far East Class AA semifinal 15-0 Nov. 10 over Guam High, lost Class AA championship game 44-0 Nov. 14 to Kadena at Kubasaki High School, Okinawa. NOTE—Season records vacated after Falcons were found to have used an ineligible player.Head coach—Billy Ratcliff, first season.Returning players—11.Returning starters—2.Base offense—Multiple.Base defense—3- and 5-man fronts.Key returners—Adrian Thomas, Sr., slot-FS; Cory Robinson, Jr., WR.Key newcomers—Luke Travis, Jr., OL-LB (transferred from Osan American in South Korea); Herald Martin, Jr., QB (transferred from AFNORTH); Chris Porter, So., OT-DE (transferred from Texas); Ty White, Jr., RB (transferred from Georgia); Tomiwa Akinbayo, Jr., WR.Strengths—No target on Falcons’ backs, unlike every season prior.Drawbacks—Youth, inexperience.Overview—Rebuilding. “Nowhere to go but up,” Ratcliff says, after the worst season in school history.
Osan American CougarsOsan Air Base
2009—Overall, 2-4, .333, 112 points for, 152 points against. DODDS Korea, 2-3, .400, 92 points for, 107 points against.Head coach—Aaron Mundy, first season.Returning players—15.Returning starters—6.Base offense—Multiple.Base defense—4-3.Key performers—Dominic Oliveiro, Sr., OL-LB; Avontae Jackson, Sr., OL-DL; Brian Morton, Sr., OL-DL; Christian Maxfield, Sr., OL; Paul Snead, Sr., RB-SS; Dominique Frazier, Jr, FB; Devin Turner, Jr., RB; Dominique Williams, Jr., WR; J.P. Horton, So., C; Brandon Morton, So., QB; Michael Benson, Fr., TE.Strengths—Good size, speed on all sides of ball.Drawbacks—Fourth head coach in four seasons could inhibit team’s development, another new philosophy, game plan.Overview—Reloading/contending. Cougars’ potential is “incredible,” Mundy says; just a question of how quickly everything develops.
Daegu American WarriorsCamp Walker
2009—Overall, 6-2, .750, 194 points for, 163 points against. DODDS Korea, 5-1, .833, 140 points for, 104 poings against. Won first DODDS Korea title in school history. Lost Far East Class A championship game 46-38 to Zama American on Nov. 7.Head coach—Ken Walter, fourth season. 11-10 overall record, one DODDS Korea title.Returning players—15.Returning starters—8.Base offense—Spread option.Base defense—Multiple.Key returners—Tre Griffin, Sr., QB-S; Jarel “Tank” Connie, Sr., OL-DL; Chris Hillman, Sr., OL-DL; Daniel Santil, Jr., OL-DL; Watson Wallace, Jr., OL-DE; Christian Dawes, Sr., WR-CB; Darius Wyche, Jr., slot-FS; Xavian Washburn, So., LB.Key newcomers—Ayrton Hilson, Jr., slot-LB; Jacoby Miles, Sr., RB-LB (transferred from Oklahoma); Jorge Algarin, Fr., C-DT; Alan Dick, Jr., OL-DL; Ryan Banzon, Jr., slot-DB.Strengths—Experience, size and speed on all sides of ball, veteran leadership.Drawbacks—Lack of depth, just 20 on varsity roster.Overview—Contending, as long as everybody stays healthy; Warriors are a key injury or three away from suffering a sub-par season.