Top TenThe Top Ten teams in the Stars and Stripes' Pacific high school football ratings, with records through Sept. 21, points and last season’s final rating. Ratings are based on teams' win-loss records, quality of wins, strength of roster, schedule and leagues, point differential and team and individual statistics. Maximum rating is 500 points: Record Pts Pvs 1, Kadena 3-0 460 3 2, Father Duenas, Guam 4-0 452 2 3, Nile C. Kinnick 1-1 444 1 4, Matthew C. Perry 3-0 432 -- 5, George Washington, Guam 4-1 424 4 6, Osan 2-0 416 8 7, Zama 2-0 412 10 8, Humphreys 0-1 404 7 9, Guam High 4-2 400 6 10, Simon Sanchez, Guam 3-2 392 --

Week 6 Fearless ForecastFriday

Division IKubasaki at Humphreys, 6 p.m. – Blackhawks hoping to turn things around from heartbreaking loss at Kadena; Dragons are better than their record shows. … Blackhawks 17, Dragons 14.

Division IIYokota at Robert D. Edgren, 6 p.m. – Whoever wins this one retains a tenuous hold on hope to secure one of the D-II playoff berths, but they each need a lot of help. … Panthers 15, Eagles 13.

GuamTiyan at George Washington, 7 p.m. – Geckos can take a huge step in securing No. 2 playoff seed. … Geckos 18, Titans 10.John F. Kennedy vs. Simon Sanchezat Dededo, 7 p.m. – Sharks also remain in the hunt for the second seed and could probably feast on the fading Islanders. … Sharks 19, Islanders 11.


Division IKadena at American School In Japan, 1:05 p.m. – Incredibly, due to last weekend’s postponement of their game at Kubasaki, this is the Mustangs’ season debut. A win for the Panthers puts them in the D-I host driver’s seat. … Panthers 20, Mustangs 12.

Division IIOsan vs Zama at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, 6 p.m. – Rematch of the D-II title game last Nov. 10. One would think the Trojans have vengeance in mind against a Cougars team that now bears the bull’s-eye. … Trojans 17, Cougars 15. Daegu at Perry, 11 a.m. – Samurai are the other team still unbeaten atop the D-II ladder. But how will they handle the transition to nine-man format? ... Samurai 15, Warriors 7.

GuamSouthern vs. Father Duenas at Mangilao, 7 p.m. – Will the Friars face any tough games prior to the playoff semifinals next month? … Friars 22, Dolphins 8.

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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.

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