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YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea – A heavy dose of rushing combined with a bend-but-don’t-break defense boosted Seoul American to its first victory over Daegu American in three seasons Friday.

Harold Martin and Ty White each rushed for touchdowns and the Falcons’ defense kept the Warriors out of the end zone on three goal-line stands as Seoul American blanked Daegu American, 16-0, at Sims Field.

“It feels OK, but we still have work to do,” coach Rydell Wilkins said of the Falcons’ passing game, team tackling and staying focused. “I don’t want the team getting complacent. We have to get back to the drawing board and fix our mistakes.”

Where the Falcons did well was on the ground, compiling 223 yards on 48 rushes, led by Ty White’s 123 yards on 23 attempts - including a 57-yard touchdown run.

Alex McDonald added 50 yards on 11 carries and recovered a fumble. Joshua Moon ran eight times for 37 yards and Martin six for 23, including a 1-yard touchdown run. Andy Weber had a fumble recovery and Sidney Mala’ulu four tackles for a loss for the Falcons.

“We did really well in rushing (and) overall, our defense played great,” Wilkins said.

The lone highlight for the Warriors was Xavian Washburn. Playing hurt, he recorded eight tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and two interceptions.

“Terrible,” said coach Ken Walter, whose Warriors last lost by shutout and last lost to the Falcons was 20-0 on Sept. 6, 2008. “Turnovers, penalties, high snaps; we kept shooting ourselves in the foot.”

The Warriors (0-3), who last had a losing season in 2008, host Osan American (0-1) at 6 p.m. Friday at Camp Walker’s Kelly Field. Seoul American (2-2) next travels to Nile C. Kinnick (2-3) for a DODDS Pacific Far East Division I play-in game Oct. 3.



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