YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Thanks to two interceptions by Frederick Guild and two touchdowns by Kevin Fortson, the Yokota Warriors are on a two-game roll in the U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League.

Fortson ran for TDs of 5 and 80 yards, and Guild continued his run of interceptions, now seven in two games, and the Warriors (2-3) withstood a late rally by Torii Station (0-5) for a 12-6 victory Saturday at Yokota High School’s Bonk Field.

"I should have had one more," said Guild, who dropped two potential interceptions.

Fortson, Yokota’s leading scorer and rusher this season, impressed at least one of the opposing team’s players.

"He’s formidable," Torii player-coach Darell Keith said. "He was a hard runner. He’s got heart. The harder I hit him, the harder he ran."

Since falling 41-12 on May 30 at Yokosuka, the Warriors have won twice and outscored their two foes 34-18, and appear to be a solid threat entering next month’s playoffs. But Guild said he and the Warriors aren’t thinking too far ahead.

"We take it game by game, practice by practice, show up on game day and give it all we’ve got," he said.

Just like in their 8-6 loss a week earlier at Kadena, the visiting Wolfpack launched a late-game drive from their 5-yard line, culminating in Harry Davis’ 20-yard scoring run. But with no timeouts left, Torii was forced to watch Yokota run out the clock.

"They’re solid," Guild said of Torii, which brought 27 players to Yokota. "I was impressed. A lot of bodies. They’re better than what they give themselves credit for."

Coming so close so often — the Wolfpack has lost their past three games by an average margin of just under six points — has Keith hopeful as the playoffs approach.

"I love these guys," said Keith, who led the Wolfpack with 13 tackles. "I believe in my heart that we’ll win one of our playoff games."

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