Carlos Albaladejo and Osan American completed the most grueling stretch of football in the South Korean school’s history, spoiling Taegu American’s homecoming 35-6 on Saturday at Camp Walker’s Kelly Field in their final tuneup for Saturday’s Class A title game.

It was the third game in eight days for the Cougars, starting Oct. 21 when Osan beat the Singapore Bulldogs 35-6 and continuing with Wednesday’s 34-20 loss to Seoul American, the four-time Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Korea champion.

With second place locked up as well as the trip to Misawa Air Base in northern Japan for Saturday’s Class A championship at Robert D. Edgren, the defending Class A champion Cougars (5-2) rested their regulars.

“I tried to work in as many people as I could,” coach Tony Alvarado said. “We rested starters, we worked different people into the line, different backs. A lot of people got plenty of playing time. It was good preparation for Edgren.”

Albaladejo rushed five times for 65 yards in limited playing time, scoring from 40 yards and returning a kickoff 95 yards for a score. He goes into the Edgren game with 915 yards and 12 touchdowns on 71 carries.

Abel May ran 74 yards for a TD and finished with 74 yards on seven tries. Backups Jesse Crockett and Eddie DeChristopher combined for 60 yards on 16 carries.

Quarterback Patrick Thompson was 2-for-4 for 17 yards and backup Scott Caine completed one of three passes for 30 yards. A.J. Pratt caught all three passes, two for touchdowns.

Angel Hickman’s 40-yard touchdown catch from Randall Daniel accounted for the only points for the Warriors (0-5). Andrew Davenport registered 15 tackles.

Osan emerged from the eight-day, three-game grind with one injury to a starter but it was a key one: Sophomore tailback Will Rapoza, with 576 yards on 56 carries, suffered a torn right knee ligament against Seoul American and will miss the Class A final.

“That’s one major ding in the puzzle but we’ll be OK, no doubt,” Alvarado said of a Cougars team preparing for an Edgren squad that’s “much stronger” than the one Osan came from behind to beat 16-14 in the 2005 Class A championship Nov. 5. “We don’t know that much about them but we know they’ll be ready. It’s championship week for us now.”

Scores, schedules and standings

South Korea

W L Pct. PF PA

y-Seoul American 4 1 .800 174 113

x-Osan American 4 2 .667 196 121

Taegu American 0 5 .000 32 168

y-clinched DODDS-Korea title.

x-clinched DODDS-Korea berth in Far East Class A championship game Nov. 4 at Robert D. Edgren, Japan.

Saturday, Oct. 28

Osan American 35, Taegu American 6

End regular season




Friday, Oct. 13

Game 1-Guam High 26, John F. Kennedy 0

Saturday, Oct. 14

Game 2-Simon Sanchez 22, Southern 6


Friday, Oct. 20

Game 3-Geo. Washington 42, Guam 12

Saturday, Oct. 21

Game 4-Father Duenas Memorial 30, Simon Sanchez 22, OT

Third-place game

Friday, Oct. 27

Game 5-Simon Sanchez 22, Guam High 20

Bamboo Bowl

Saturday, Oct. 28

Game 6-Father Duenas at George Washington, 7 p.m.

Far East playoffs

Class A


Saturday, Nov. 4

Osan American at Robert D. Edgren, 7 p.m.

Class AA


Saturday, Nov. 4

Seoul American at Guam, 7 p.m.

Kadena at Yokota, 7 p.m.


Saturday, Nov. 11

Kadena/Yokota at Seoul American, noon, or at Guam, 7 p.m.

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