FootballSeoul American (1-1) at Kadena (2-0)When — 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.Where — Kadena Air Base, Okinawa.What — Crucial battle for position in the race for space in the Far East Division I title game scheduled for Nov. 8. Host Panthers (1-0 D-I) can take early command of the chase with a victory. Visiting Falcons (0-1 D-I) need a victory to remain alive in the race.Players to watch — Seoul American’s Myles Haynes (48 carries, 326 yards) and Kadena’s Justin Sego (34 carries, 430 yards, four touchdowns) are the unquestioned featured backs for each team. But other players have helped do the heavy lifting for each, such as Joab Ramos and Kyle Ellison for the Falcons and Kortez Hixon, Barry Mitchell and Jamario Harris for the Panthers.Also — The two teams have combined for five Far East D-I titles, two for Seoul American and each at Kadena’s expense. The Panthers exacted payback in 2010, and have also won titles in 2007 and 2009.

Other games of note:

Yokota (1-1) at Kubasaki (0-1), 6 p.m. Saturday, each team needing a victory to keep their D-I title game hopes alive. Battle of running backs in the Dragons’ Winston Maxwell and the Panthers’ Shota Sprunger.Matthew C. Perry (1-0) at Zama (0-1), 7 p.m. Friday. Samurai’s second game in as many weeks at Trojans Field, after their 40-18 win over Robert D. Edgren last Saturday. Trojans looking to win their first Division II game this season.

Cross countryDODDS schools at Matthew C. Perry, 10 a.m. Saturday, a race being held on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni this year, after flooding and landslides wiped out the course they usually use off base. First 3.1-mile race for Yokota’s Daniel Galvin and Zama’s Kai Cordrey.

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