Foster edges Kinser for first military football win
Carl Williams ran 62 yards for the touchdown that put Foster ahead for keeps, and the Bulldogs got in the win column by edging Kinser 20-19 on Saturday during Week 2 of the U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League season.
Defending champion Kadena (2-0) remained on top of the league with its second straight shutout win, 39-0 over last-place Hansen (0-2). Foster and Kinser are second at 1-1.
In addition to rushing for 112 yards, Williams had three catches for 33 yards plus a 60-yard kick return for a touchdown. Paul Shaver was 4-for-7 for 37 yards and ran three times for 20 yards plus a touchdown for the Bulldogs.
Defense helped keep the Bulldogs in it. Tyler Culp had 2½ sacks and two tackles for losses, Joshua Moore had an interception, Steven Jenkins three tackles for losses and Derek Williams two sacks.
Kinser lost despite a strong performance by quarterback Dallas Sargeant, 10-for-15 for 174 yards and a touchdown and 60 yards rushing.
Devante Tiller caught a 25-yard touchdown pass, then forced a fumble and recovered it for a touchdown on defense. DeQuan Clark had 57 receiving yards and 39 rushing yards.
Jathan Sales had two sacks plus 68 yards total offense. Abrian Favors returned a punt 20 yards for a touchdown and forced a fumble. Theo Bush had an interception and Cody Walker and Derek Webb each had two sacks, Walker also recovering a fumble.
For the defending champion Dragons, the big play was an 80-yard kick-return touchdown by Mack Nicholas. Kaleb Smith had six tackles and 35 yards total offense on 10 touches for the Wolfpack.