Kadena gives up TD, but still perfect in military football
KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – Brandon Avery scored two offensive touchdowns and one on special teams and Kadena’s defense also got a TD, boosting the Dragons to a 46-6 win over Hansen on Saturday to firm up their grip atop the U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League.
Kadena finally gave up an offensive touchdown after shutting out opponents for 13 straight quarters, but ran its record to 4-0, a game ahead of 3-1 Foster, which edged Kinser 18-12 in overtime. The Kings are 1-3 and the Wolf Pack last at 0-4.
Avery garnered 156 all-purpose yards, returning a punt 65 yards for a touchdown. He also caught a scoring pass and rushed for a TD. Kevin Cortez was 10-for-14 for 115 yards and two scores for the Dragons.
“The offensive line was key to opening up the running game” for multiple TDs by running backs, coach Jermaine Baker said.
Christopher Hall had three sacks, a fumble recovery for a touchdown, a punt block and seven tackles for Kadena.
Kaleb Smith led Hansen with 12 tackles and Andrew Moats tossed a 46-yard touchdown pass to Shane Geitgey in the second quarter to break the Dragons’ defense’s shutout streak. “My guys were not happy about it,” Baker said.
For Foster, Paul Shaver rushed for 45 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, while Carl Williams added 80 rushing yards and a score in a defensive struggle.
Joshua Moore had an interception, Eric Williams had seven tackles, one for a loss, and a fumble recovery, Derek Williams deflected two passes, Steven Jenkins had two tackles for a loss and a lost fumble and Tyler Culp also had two tackles for a loss.
Devante Tiller had two interceptions and a fumble recovery for a touchdown, while Derek Webb had 10 tackles, a sack and an interception that led to the Kings’ other touchdown, scored by quarterback Dallas Sargeant.