James McCullough showed Saturday he hasn’t lost a step despite being on leave for the past month.

The Yokosuka tailback rushed 15 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns and caught four passes for 56 yards to boost the Seahawks into sole possession of first place in the U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League with a 22-0 victory over the Courtney-Hansen Titans.

Meanwhile, at Atsugi Naval Air Facility, the Atsugi White Dolphins broke a two-game skid by blanking the first-year Futenma Falcons 30-0.

Yokosuka 22, Courtney-Hansen 0

CAMP COURTNEY, Okinawa — Yokosuka (4-1) edged a half-game in front of the Misawa Marauders (3-1), who were idle Saturday, even though the Seahawks brought just 20 players to Okinawa.

Yokosuka had just two of its regular linemen, forcing more players to play on both sides of the ball in blistering heat.

“It’s brutal down here,” Seahawks coach Isaac Lee said. “To come down here with 20 people, it’s tough. But we did it. That’s the heart of a champion right there.”

McCullough had a 40-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a 35-yard scoring run in the fourth.

Yokosuka’s other TD came on a 46-yard fourth-quarter pass from Chris Kempf to DeMarco Franklin. Kempf finished 10-for-16 for 175 yards.

On defense, Robert Trisby recorded three sacks and two-time league defensive player of the year Mike Favors had two sacks and a fumble recovery.

The first-year Titans fell to 2-3 with their second straight loss.

Atsugi 30, Futenma 0

ATSUGI NAVAL AIR FACILITY, Japan — The White Dolphins improved to 3-2, tied with the Kadena Dragons for the third and final playoff spot.

DeForest Pittman went 11-for-29 for 188 yards, including a 7-yard scoring pass to Kenneth Kaplan late in the first half.

L.B. Bynoe rushed 12 times for 69 yards, including a 1-yard scoring run. Zama American High senior Russ Casimire added 36 yards and a 6-yard TD run on six carries, and Ryan York added a 1-yard touchdown run.

While Atsugi rolled up 307 yards, its defense held Futenma (0-4) to 47 yards on 40 plays and forced two turnovers. The bright spot for the Falcons was Nick Lee, who caught three passes for 51 yards, picked off two Atsugi passes and recovered a fumble.

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