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For the second straight Saturday, an inter-area interservice football game pitting Atsugi at Kadena has been postponed, this time due to transportation problems.

The Atsugi Falcons of the U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League initially were to play the Kadena Dragons, the two-time Okinawa Football League champions, on July 8. But that game was called off because of Typhoon Ewiniar.

Atsugi coach Danny Estrada said the team’s flight to Okinawa was canceled at 5 p.m. Friday, too late to make alternate arrangements.

The question now is whether the game will be made up at all. Estrada indicated the Falcons would try to reschedule for this Saturday; however, the USFJ-AFL’s Yokota Warriors are slated to visit Kadena that day.

Outgoing Yokota coach Jonathon Pitts said whether the Warriors would make the journey is up in the air because the team is undergoing a full coaching-staff transition. Jay McNulty and Chris Bell are taking the reins after Pitts and offensive coordinator Jacob Dowdell leave Yokota this week.

Kadena, which belonged to the USFJ-AFL until 2003, is scheduled for six games against USFJ-AFL opponents this season. The Dragons already beat Yokota and Atsugi in late June by a combined 80-0. In July and August, the Kadena team is to host all four USFJ-AFL teams, including a July 29 matchup with defending USFL-AFL champion Misawa.



W L Pct. PF PA

Yokosuka Seahawks 3 0 1.000 44 28

x-Kadena Dragons 2 0 1.000 80 0

Misawa Marauders 2 2 .500 56 29

Yokota Warriors 2 3. 400 43 72

Atsugi Falcons 0 4 .000 17 111

x-scheduled for six games vs. USFJ-AFL teams as non-league entry.

Saturday, July 15

x-Atsugi at Kadena

Saturday, July 22

Yokosuka at Misawa, 2 p.m.

x-Yokota or Atsugi at Kadena, 6 p.m.

x-non-league game

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