Top TenThe Top Ten teams in the Stars and Stripes' Pacific high school football ratings, with records through Oct. 15, points and last week’s rating, as compiled by Dave Ornauer. 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, Father Duenas 8-0 468 2 2, Kadena 4-1 456 1 3, Humphreys 5-0 452 3 4, Guam High 6-1 440 4 5, Nile C. Kinnick 4-1 432 6 6, American School In Japan 4-1 428 9 7, Matthew C. Perry 5-1 424 8 8, George Washington 6-1 416 7 9, Yokota 5-1 412 10 10, Kubasaki 2-3 408 5

Week 9 Fearless ForecastFriday

Division IASIJ at Kubasaki, 6 p.m. – De facto semifinal No. 1. Can the Mustangs keep building on the momentum and make it a clean sweep of their Okinawa foes? A school-first championship berth lies at the end of that rainbow. … Mustangs 20, Dragons 16.

Korea inter-divisionSeoul American at Humphreys, 6 p.m. – A school-first victory for the Blackhawks over the Falcons would make for a happy homecoming, indeed. … Blackhawks 17, Falcons 10.

Division IIZama at Robert D. Edgren, 7 p.m. – One of these teams will get better before the evening is over. … Trojans 15, Eagles 14.

Guam playoffsJohn F. Kennedy vs. Father Duenas at Mangilao, 7 p.m. – Doesn’t appear to be any stopping the Friars at least until the championship game. … Friars 21, Islanders 7.


Division IKinnick at Kadena, 10 a.m. – De facto semifinal No. 2. Each team with a chance at a title-game berth and host rights, depending on how ASIJ-Kubasaki goes. … Red Devils 19, Panthers 18.

KoreaDaegu vs. Songdo at Camp Humphreys, 1 p.m. – Warriors with a chance to bounce back from being dethroned as D-II champs, looking for sweep of its Korean foes this season. … Warriors 16, Songdo 7.

Division IIYokota at Perry, 2 p.m. – De facto semifinal No. 3. Whoever wins punches its ticket to the D-II final and as host to boot. Perry has been running the ball big, but the Panthers are Japan D-II champs until somebody knocks them off. … Panthers 18, Samurai 17.

Guam playoffsGuam at George Washington, 7 p.m. – At last, the two teams get to meet up on the field after their regular-season game never came off. … Geckos 21, Panthers 20.

Week 8 Grid HonorsPerry – Caeleb Ricafrente 144 yards, two touchdowns, 26 carries. Andrew Borrero 139 yards, 21 carries.Zama – Nick Canada 4-for-16, 132 yards, one touchdown.Humphreys – Brice Bulotovich 5-for-13, 107 yards, one touchdown; 49 yards, four carries. David Key 35 yards, one touchdown, seven carries; seven tackles, one sack. Owen “Thor” williams 47 yards, two catches; 16 tackles, one forced fumble. Marcus Childs 20 tackles, one fumble recovery. Criss Carlos 10 tackles, one sack. Trey Schreurs game-winning field goal in overtime.Yokota – Shomari Tindal 95 yards, three touchdowns, 11 carries. Cameron Joseph 21 yards, one touchdown, two catches; six tackles, two interceptions. Marquis Smith-Brown 130 all-purpose yards, 60-yard pick six.Guam – Avery Fernandez 120 yards total offense, two touchdowns; 17 tackles. Solomon White 16-for-26, 180 yards; 75 yards, two touchdowns, seven carries. Juan King Jr. 206 yards, three touchdowns, 13 carries.Kadena – Cody Sego 141 yards total offense, 1 touchdown. Jericho Williams 135 all-purpose yards, one touchdown.ASIJ – Jack Ambrosino 14-for-20, 171 yards, two touchdowns. Andrew Howe 116 yards, 17 carries. Jo Tsusaka 51 yards, one touchdown, 12 carries. Coe Laughlin two touchdown runs. Sho Hatakeyama 70 yards, two touchdowns, seven catches. Mike Taylor one touchdown catch, two interceptions, one sack, one fumble recovery.Kinnick – Kacey Walker 66 yards, three touchdowns, seven carries; 3-for-5, 59 yards. Andrew Urette 118 yards, two touchdowns, eight carries. Devoney Stanley 30 yards, one catch; two interceptions, one fumble recovery. Jamar Hargress five sacks, two passes defended.

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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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