Green makes big plays on defense as Kubasaki knocks off Singapore All-Stars
October 21, 2014
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — On a night filled with takeaways, Kubasaki’s Jacob Green made the most of his.
The junior cornerback returned an interception and a fumble for touchdowns as the Dragons beat the Singapore All-Star Falcons 34-14 on Monday at Kubasaki’s Mike Petty Stadium.
“Jacob Green was all over the field on defense,” coach Fred Bales said after his Dragons won their fifth straight to improve to 5-1. “Certainly, the defense came up strong.”
Green had three of the Dragons’ nine takeaways, including two interceptions, while Johann Wright picked off two passes and Preston Snyder recorded his third fumble recovery in two games
“Definitely too many mistakes,” Falcons coach Brandon Harris said. “It’s kind of hard to come back from six turnovers in the first half.”
But the Dragons suffered some miscues of their own, throwing three interceptions and losing two fumbles, one of which set up a touchdown.
“It was a little sloppy coming off a weekend without practicing,” Bales said of his opting for the team to rest instead of work out on Saturday. “You never know how decisions like that are going to play out. I thought we played hard and at times well.”
The victory came against a collection of players from the three senior football teams sponsored by the Singapore American Community Action Council, an equivalent of military youth services. Most players attend Singapore American School.
Offensively, DeCurtis Davis led the way again for the Dragons, going 8-for-17 for 142 yards and a touchdown and rushing for two scores.
The win offset the all-around performance of Singapore’s William DiBiagio, who scored both Falcons touchdowns, one on a run, the other on a pass, and had 144 yards of total. Robert Mortiz two interceptions.
“Singapore gave us a tough game,” Bales said. “They played with a lot of spirit and determination, very physical. It was what we needed. It was a good test tonight.”
Kubasaki’s next test comes at 6 p.m. Friday in its regular-season finale against American School In Japan. Singapore concludes its two-game road trip to Okinawa at Kadena at 3 p.m. Friday.