YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea – Ronald Dogan and Seoul American’s football team, eliminated early from the Far East Division I title chase, did the next-best thing: Run the DODDS Korea table for the second straight season.
Dogan rushed 12 times for 142 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown run, as the Falcons rolled up five first-half touchdowns en route to a 35-0 shutout of Osan American on Friday at Seoul American’s Sims Field. The second half was played with a running clock.
Having had much of its roster cleared last June by graduation and transfers, the fact that the Falcons went 4-4 overall and 4-0 in DODDS Korea was a pleasant surprise for first-year head coach Jim Davis.
“When you graduate 13 senior starters, you’re definitely in a rebuilding year,” Davis said. “But with our core of sophomores and juniors returning, we definitely look forward to next year and the year after that and contend for a D-I title.”
Among those returning will be quarterback Cameron Harris, 9-for-13 for 86 yards and 1-yard touchdown pass to Desmond Patton; Alex McDonald, who had three fumble recoveries; and freshman Myles Haynes, who had an interception. “He has a lot of upside,” Davis said of Haynes.
Devyn Williams rushed for his first touchdown of the season, a 2-yarder. Brandon Roseborough also rushed 3 yards for a touchdown and Christian Guevara added a 2-yard scoring run.
The Cougars finished 0-8 on the season.