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Yokota Panthers2017 season record — 4-4 overall, 230 points for, 190 points against. 3-1 Division II regular season.Head coach — Tim Pujol, 20th season, overall record 142-37, 14 DODEA-Japan and Kanto titles, five Rising Sun Bowl championships, two Far East Division I titles.Returning players — 8.Returning starters — 2.Key performers — Cameron Ewens, Sr., G-DL; Ethan Smith, Jr., RB-LB (transferred from Abilene-Cooper, Texas); Ethan Gaume, Sr., QB; Nick Yates, Fr., QB-RB-LB; Taylor Jenkins, Jr., OL-DL; Austin Fisher, Jr., LB-OT-TE (sidelined first six weeks of season with fractured thumb); Dwight Phillips, Jr., C; Eli Phillips, Sr., DB-TE-SE.Strengths — Experience at some positions; camaraderie, teamwork.Drawbacks — Lack of depth, lack of numbers; lowest number of players the team has ever fielded.Overview — Rebuilding. Second straight season the Panther program doesn’t have a junior varsity team. Plus, there’s the jump back to Division I, with its larger squads. It could be a long season in Panther Country.


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