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The U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League suffered another forfeit Wednesday, leaving one game on the regular-season schedule.

In an e-mail to league coaches, Commissioner Joseph Howell announced that sixth-place Yokota will not travel to play third-place Misawa this weekend.

“Therefore, this game is a forfeit,” Howell wrote.

That brings the number of games postponed, canceled or forfeited this season because of military commitments or transportation problems to 11, including nine since Aug. 6.

Yokota finishes 2-6, while Misawa solidified its grip on third place at 6-2.

Where the Marauders finish in the standings will be decided in the final game, pitting first-place and three-time defending champion Yokosuka (5-1) at fourth-place Atsugi (3-3) on Saturday.

The Seahawks can clinch their fourth straight regular-season championship, a first-round playoff bye and the right to host the Sept. 20 league title game with a victory over the White Dolphins.

The playoffs would then begin Sept. 13 with Misawa visiting the second-place Kadena Dragons at Camp Courtney on Okinawa. Yokosuka would then host the winner.

If Atsugi upsets Yokosuka, a complicated scenario based on point differential would unfold.

The Seahawks would play at Misawa Sept. 13. The Dragons would host the title game Sept. 20, either at Camp Courtney or Kadena Air Base.

Kickoff for Saturday’s Yokosuka-Atsugi game is 1 p.m.


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