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FootballKadena (3-0) at Kubasaki (1-1)When — 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.Where — Mike Petty Stadium, Camp Foster, Okinawa.What — First of two regular-season meetings between teams that have combined since the start of the Far East playoff era for five Division I titles and 10 total D-I finals appearances. Last year’s D-I runner-up and Okinawa champion Panthers currently lead the D-I standings at 2-0, while the reigning D-I champion Dragons sit a game back at 1-1, with Nile C. Kinnick sandwiched in second spot at 1-0. The top two teams in the regular season meet on Nov. 8 for the D-I title at the site of the team with the best record.Players to watch — The Dragons get much of their offensive fuel from senior running back Winston Maxwell (36 carries, 256 yards) and junior quarterback DeCurtis Davis (20-for-33, 284 yards, four touchdowns, plus two rushing touchdowns). Doing the bulk of the Panthers’ heavy offense lifting is senior running back Justin Sego (577 yards, six touchdowns, 45 carries).Also — A Panthers victory would put them in command of the D-I race, with the Red Devils close behind should they take care of business Saturday at home against Seoul American. But Kinnick could also take the D-I lead should the Dragons prevail over Kadena.Seoul American at Nile C. Kinnick, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, a game featuring an interesting crossing of paths: Red Devils assistant coach Tyler Hall and Falcons assistant Todd Thom were teammates at Naples for two seasons under Jim Hall. Prior to Thom arriving at Naples, he played two seasons at Kinnick, when current Falcons coach Jim Davis was an assistant. Thom and the younger Hall will likely be on opposite sidelines on Saturday, something Thom calls “exciting but bittersweet.”Sotoku at Matthew C. Perry, 1 p.m. Saturday. Varsity high school football returns to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni for the first time since the Samurai last fielded at varsity team in the 2003 season. This is Perry’s first home game since it became a varsity program for the 2014 season.

Cross countryKorean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference meet at Seoul American, Group A which contains undefeated Seoul Foreign facing off against Group B, featuring the also unbeaten and meet host Falcons, with their lead boys runner Collyn Lindley who won last week’s race at Camp Humphreys.

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