CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Senior running backs Keith Loving and David McCowan and junior fullback Ted Awana headline 22 players selected to the Okinawa Activities Council’s All-District football team for the 2004 season.

The three backs helped the Islanders to the best finish in team history — 8-0 during the regular season — and a berth in Rising Sun Bowl VI, the DODDS All-Japan championship last Saturday at Yokota Air Base, where the Islanders lost 50-6 to five-time champion Yokota.

Loving ran 171 times for 1,084 yards and 13 touchdowns, had two catches for 24 yards and 326 yards and one score on 20 returns. McCowan added 508 yards and three TDs on 91 carries and 106 yards and a TD on six returns.

Awana chipped in with 283 yards and two TDs on 69 carries, 42 yards on four receptions and 25 yards on two returns. The threesome combined for four interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

Loving and Awana are two-time All-District selectees, along with junior wideout Arnold Tillman and senior lineman Grady Pennell. First-time Islanders selections are McCowan and senior quarterback Stcyr Madayag (13-for-44, 9 interceptions, 236 yards, 4 touchdowns; league-high five interceptions; 100 yards, 5 returns).

Two-time selections from the Kadena Buccaneers (4-4) are senior quarterback Tyler Schmidt (470 yards, 2 TDs, 87 carries; 38-for-108, 514 yards, 9 TDs), senior lineman Chris Nelson and senior fullback Jeremy Galvez.

They’re joined by three first-time picks: junior tailback Darnell Womach (741 yards, 4 TDs, 116 carries), sophomore wideout Gary Wright and junior lineman David Van Hoorik.

Junior quarterback Justin Daugherty (33-for-95, 428 yards, 4 TDs) is the lone two-time selection from the Kubasaki Samurai (3-4). He’s joined by running back Ricky Jones, receiver Stephen Thompson and linemen David Miller, Jake Bilyew and Jorge Cristobal.

Senior tight end Ronnie Stephens was a two-time selection from the Kubasaki Shogun (0-7), and is joined by junior quarterback Rafael Mew, senior lineman Joe King and sophomore wideout Daniel Ritter.

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