Edgren rallies; Yokota sets record in opener
Zach Latimore and the Robert D. Edgren Eagles picked up right where they left off last season.
Latimore, a multipurpose senior, amassed 305 all-purpose yards and scored two second-half touchdowns as the Eagles rallied past the Nile C. Kinnick Red Devils 20-7 on Friday night in the DODDS-Japan Football League season opener at Eagles Field.
“Zach’s a special athlete, so I try to get the ball into his hands,” said Chris Waite, in his second year at the helm of Edgren, which won its first Far East title last November in the Class A football playoffs.
Edgren won for the fourth time in five games dating back to last season, its best stretch in 10 seasons.
Yokota broke its Pacific record for longest regular-season winning streak, taking its 40th straight dating to the 2000 season by routing Zama American 50-19 at Yokota’s Bonk Field.
It wasn’t such a good night for three-time Guam champion George Washington, which saw its Pacific-best 12-game winning streak end in a 13-6 overtime loss to Simon Sanchez.