Sablan, Friars knock off Guam in football opener
Senior running back Steve Sablan proved to be too much for the Guam High Panthers to handle in Saturday’s Interscholastic Football League season opener at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
The Father Duenas Memorial back rushed 14 times for 142 yards and scored three times to power the Friars past the Panthers 29-6 in a game originally scheduled for Friday but pushed back a day because of wet grounds at Andersen.
Guam High played the Friars to a scoreless deadlock until just before halftime, when quarterback Jesse Garcia tossed a 21-yard touchdown pass for Sablan’s first touchdown.
Sablan then broke free from two tackles for a 44-yard touchdown run on the Friars’ second third-quarter possession.
The Panthers cut the gap to eight points when sophomore quarterback Cameron Yecki bulled over from 1 yard out.
Sablan answered with a 4-yard touchdown on Father Duenas’ next possession and Michael Cruz provided insurance with a 22-yard TD run.
Guam High next tangles with the two-time defending champion George Washington Geckos on Friday at Mangilao.
Guam high school football
W L Pct. PF PA
George Washington 1 0 1.000 46 0
John F. Kennedy 1 0 1.000 31 0
Father Duenas Mem. 1 0 .000 29 6
Guam High 0 1 .000 6 29
Simon Sanchez 0 1 .000 2 31
Southern 0 1 .000 0 46
Father Duenas Memorial vs. Guam High at Andersen Air Force Base, ppd., unplayable field due to Typhoon Nabi.
George Washington 46, Southern 0
John F. Kennedy 31, Simon Sanchez 2
Father Duenas Memorial 29, Guam High 6
Friday, Sept. 9
Guam High at George Washington, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10
John F. Kennedy at Southern, 10 a.m.
Simon Sanchez vs. Father Duenas Memorial at George Washington High School, Mangilao, 7 p.m.