TOKYO, Japan – Three years of futility at Mustang Valley came to an end Friday night for the Yokota Panthers, who stayed unbeaten on the young season with a 27-21 victory over American School in Japan.

The Panthers, who rallied from 14-7 and 21-13 deficits, scored the last 14 points.

A mostly senior group of Yokota players avenged three straight defeats at Mustang Valley and concluded some unfinished business from last year – ASIJ handed Yokota, which won its first Far East Division I title, its only defeat of the 2011 season.

Yokota improved to 3-0 with the victory. The game served as ASIJ's season opener.

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