Devon JacobsFootballGuam High
Last week — Made two clutch plays that helped pace the Panthers to their school-first Interscholastic Football League championship. Guam High edged defending champion George Washington 7-6 on a clear, warm Saturday afternoon at Panthers Field in Agana Heights.
Jacobs, a senior named the IFL’s offensive co-Most Valuable Player in balloting on Oct. 18 by league coaches, caught the Panthers’ lone touchdown pass, a 21-yard strike from Paul Floyd which Jacobs caught diving into the end zone. With 11 seconds left, Jacobs intercepted Derek Santos’ last-ditch pass in the end zone, sealing the victory and Guam High’s first unbeaten season in 13 years in the league.
It was Guam High’s first time playing in the IFL championship; the Panthers had never fared any better than third place (three times) in the IFL playoffs, and finished second in the regular-season standings twice.
“Devon Jacobs is a true champion,” coach Billy Henry said. “I called on him and he delivered.”
Vicky HollingsheadVolleyballNile C. Kinnick, Japan
Last week — Contributed 22 hitting winners as the Red Devils, the defending DODDS Japan and Kanto Plain Association of Secondary Schools champions, improved to 23-1 with three victories. That gives Kinnick a 50-1 record over the last two regular seasons.
Hollingshead, a senior, had five spike kills in Kinnick’s 22-25, 25-22, 25-14, 25-10 win over defending Far East Division I tournament champion Christian Academy Japan on Tuesday. She added 10 more as the Red Devils beat American School In Japan 23-25, 25-17, 25-14, 25-23 on Thursday. Then on Saturday, Hollingshead turned in eight kills in a 25-17, 25-16, 25-9 sweep of International School of the Sacred Heart.
“She has become the all-everything for the team,” coach Al Garrido said. “It doesn’t matter what we may need at the moment; she will provide it – attacking the ball, blocking, digging tough spikes, serving aggressive, perfect passing – she can do them all.”