KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – Donovin Beasley scored twice offensively for Kadena, the defense continued to shut down its opponents and Kadena widened its lead Saturday in the U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League standings.
Beasley, a wide receiver, took a handoff 31 yards for a rushing touchdown and caught a pass from Dallas Sargeant for a 43-yard score. Marvin Anthony McKenzie capped the scoring with a 70-yard interception-return touchdown as Kadena shut out Kinser 22-0.
The Dragons have outscored opponents 54-6 over the first three weeks with two on-field wins and one by forfeit, which puts Kadena at 3-0. Kinser falls to 1-2, while Hansen (2-1) benefitted from a forfeit win over Foster, which has yet to take the field this season due to duty commitments and most likely will forfeit the entire season.
It could have been worse for the Kings, as the Dragons had two offensive touchdowns and one on special teams called back due to penalties, “but we will fix it,” coach Jermaine Baker said.
“Our defense again held strong and were on the field longer than I prefer, but they never broke down and continued to give our offense chances to score,” Baker said, crediting his defensive coordinators Luis Moret and Jamaal Green. “Kinser kept pushing, but we kept adjusting.”
Kinser next plays Hansen at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kadena High School’s upper field. Kadena is scheduled to play Foster four hours later at McDonald Stadium.