Kadena Panthers2013 season record — 6-2 overall, 4-2 vs. Division I opponents, lost Far East Division I title game 34-31 vs. Kubasaki.Head coach — Sergio Mendoza, ninth season. Overall record 45-10.Returning players — 18.Returning starters — 10.Key performers — Justin Sego, Sr., RB-DB-KR; Barry Mitchell, Sr., RB; Jamario Harris, Jr., QB; Dominic Santanelli, Jr., FB.Strengths — Best line that the Panthers have had since the Speed, Inc. days of Shariff Coleman and Thomas McDonald. Great summer conditioning sessions. Maturity and experience. Players coming in from other sports who’ve not played football before but are expected to help.Drawbacks — Must replace stalwart linebackers D.J. Padilla, Gage Bongo; Mendoza says he has four he can trust, just a question of how well they play.Overview — Contending. Panthers have unfinished business, making things right after losing Division I title game 34-31 in overtime to Kubasaki. Must demonstrate the ability to close things out.

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