Kadena by the numbers
Kadena PanthersKadena Air Base, Okinawa2010 season record — 10-0 overall, 453 points for, 48 points against; 4-0 Okinawa Activities Council, 167 points for, 16 points against. Won fifth straight Okinawa Activities Council regular-season championship series by 2-0 count; won Far East Division I semifinal 54-0 over Seoul American on Nov. 6, won second straight Division I championship game 50-23 over Yokota on Nov. 11 at Kubasaki High School, Camp Foster, Okinawa.
Head coach — Sergio Mendoza, sixth season. Overall record 32-2, five straight Okinawa Activities Council regular-season titles (2006-10), three Class AA championships (2007, ’09, ’10).Returning players — 2.Returning starters — 2.Base offense — Multiple, spread option, power wishbone.Base defense — 4-3.Key returners — Gabriel Ahner, Sr., L; Josh Dyer, Jr., L.Key newcomers — Dominic Shea, So., QB; Maverick Giron, So., QB; Nick Perry, Jr., RB; Justin Sego, Fr., RB; Joey Dyer, Jr., RB; Gaugo Bongo, So.; Chris McQuillan, Jr., WR.Strengths — Attitude, work ethic.Drawbacks — Youth, inexperience.Overview — Rebuilding at first, hopefully contending later. Mendoza and the Panthers coaching staff have proven adept at taking stock of the players they lose, then building another contender with what they have. This should be no exception.