Nile C. Kinnick's Michael Lozano grabs the jersey of Robert D. Edgren's Evan Moreno.

Nile C. Kinnick's Michael Lozano grabs the jersey of Robert D. Edgren's Evan Moreno. (Jason Wysong/Special to Stripes)

For the second time this season, equipment issues have forced postponement of a Robert D. Edgren football game, DODEA-Pacific athletic officials announced Friday.

Edgren was scheduled to play against Matthew C. Perry at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Reid Memorial Stadium on Naval Air Facility Atsugi.

The equipment issues were such that Edgren could only take 10 players with them on the bus trip to Atsugi, DODEA-Pacific athletics coordinator Tom McKinney said.

He did not say which specific equipment was affected, but Edgren has been borrowing helmets from other DODEA schools for the games the Eagles have played thus far. They have lost two games, 54-0 to Nile C. Kinnick on Sept. 10 and 48-12 at Zama on the 17th.

Edgren’s first scheduled game this season, at Yokota on Aug. 28, was postponed to Nov. 5 due to the same equipment issue.

McKinney said Edgren would borrow some players from Perry to allow for a controlled scrimmage Friday afternoon at Reid.

It’s not immediately known whether the equipment problem will affect Edgren’s remaining games. McKinney said Edgren officials will re-evaluate their situation early next week.

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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.

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