Yokota edges X-League opponent, 12-6
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Quarterback Henry Freeman ran 12 yards for a touchdown with eight minutes left, breaking a 6-6 tie and lifting the Yokota Raiders to a 12-6 victory over the Nagoya Isono Angels, a Japanese X-League Division II football team.
It was Yokota’s first victory of the season, and came three weeks after the Raiders (1-4) were pounded 90-12 by Japan’s national team, composed of X-League Division I players.
Yokota is in last place in the U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League.
Nagoya’s Kazuo Oda scored from the Yokota 2 following a pass interference penalty in the second quarter. The Raiders answered when defensive tackle Raun Collier caught a pass tipped by defensive end James Sandifer and took the interception 1 yard for a touchdown.
On fourth-and-2 from Nagoya’s 12, Freeman kept the ball on an option right and broke two tackles to get into the end zone.