American School In Japan Mustangs2018 season record — 5-2 overall.Head coach — Tim Jacobsson, first season (ninth with the program; graduated from ASIJ Class of 2006).Returning players — 16.Returning starters — 6.Key performers — Nash Rasmussen, Sr., K-P-TE-OL-DE-OLB; Adam Knode, Jr., WR-WB-CB; Ben Magalei, Sr., OL-DL; Karsten Kropp, Sr., WR-DB; Eric Prindle, Sr., FB-MLB (transferred from Virginia); Jackson Davidson, Jr., CB-WB (transferred from Texas).Strengths — Rasmussen. Jacobsson calls him the most versatile performer on the roster. Aggressiveness, speed.Drawbacks — Youth. Lack of physical size. Losing the graduated Oliver Rogers, last season’s most versatile performer.Overview — Rebuilding. Plenty of potential, many young players who are showing plenty of ability, but a lot of big shoes to fill. Also — Knode’s father, Steven, played football and basketball under Jacobsson’s father, William, at ASIJ during the mid-1980s. “Family ties,” the younger Jacobsson said.

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