MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan – P.J. Lorenzo helped Robert D. Edgren end its football season in the best of possible ways.
The sophomore running back rushed for two touchdowns and Jayse Ulechong and Braden Reyes each ran for one each as the Eagles got their first win of the season on the field. They blanked Matthew C. Perry 27-0 on homecoming Friday at Eagles Field.
“I was really proud of the guys for executing the game plan. We executed well,” coach Aaron Wells said of his Eagles (2-5), who got their other win via forfeit against Daegu.
Lorenzo put the Eagles on the board with a 12-yard run in the first quarter. The 7-0 lead held up at halftime. Reyes extended the lead with an 8-yard third-quarter run, then Ulechong added a 14-yard scoring run and Lorenzo a 7-yard TD run to close the scoring.
“Offensively, the pass and run games did well for us,” Wells said. “Great way for us to end the season.”
The Samurai fell to 1-4 in D-II and 2-4 overall with one game left next week against American School In Japan.
“We didn’t execute enough to win this game,” Samurai coach Daniel Burns said. “We couldn’t convert in the red zone and couldn’t get off the field on third down. Congratulations to Edgren. They played extremely well tonight.”
The Samurai lost key running back Kameron Ramos to injury in the first half. “Things went downhill once he got hurt,” Burns said.
The Eagles, meanwhile, look ahead to next season with a youngish squad hoping to be more competitive, Wells said. “There was a lot of excitement after the game,” he said.