Senior Joey Chop scored four touchdowns Saturday as Guam High came back from a season-opening shutout loss with a 56-0 victory over Guam International Christian Academy at Eagle Field.

“Our team has improved immensely,” Guam coach Tom Hildreth said Saturday, a week after the Panthers fell 34-0 to Father Duenas Memorial.

The Panthers adjusted by changing personnel and stressing quickness and aggressiveness on the lines and corners.

“It really made a difference,” Hildreth said. “Each week, these guys seem to get better.”

In addition to his two interception-return touchdowns, Chop also ran 18 and 55 yards for scores. David Gogue returned a punt 10 yards for a score, Doug Bloom tossed a 25-yard TD pass to Justin Hughes and Dustin Lawson scored from 1 yard out.

The Panthers amassed 248 rushing yards and 116 passing, after behind held to 21 yards the previous week. They face the George Washington Geckos on Saturday at Geckos Field in Mangilao; kickoff is 10 a.m.

Eagles soar, even record during historic ASIJ visit

Senior back Jeff Fotakis ran 23 times for 163 yards and a touchdown, and Terry Ashton scored a touchdown each on offense and defense as Robert D. Edgren improved to 1-1 at Misawa Air Base, Japan.

American School In Japan’s season-opening loss came in the Mustangs’ first-ever game outside the Kanto Plain. They traveled to Misawa by train Saturday morning and spent the weekend.

“It was great having them,” Eagles coach Jim Burgeson said. “We had a great experience down there last year. It's a quality school, great people, great coaches. I hope this isn’t the last time they come up here.”

“This is great,” ASIJ coach John Hohenthaner said. “They picked us up, took us around the base, put on a barbecue for us. This is definitely something we'd like to do again.”

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