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For Zama American of Japan and Guam High, scoring continues to be a struggle: Each fell to 0-3 in Pacific high school football on Saturday.

The Trojans scored their second touchdown of the season after the outcome was long decided in a 41-16 loss to American School In Japan. ASIJ is 2-0 for the first time since 2001.

Simon Sanchez got its first victory and scored its first two touchdowns of the Guam Interscholastic Football League season as the Sharks (1-2) shut out the Panthers 14-0.

American School In Japan 41, Zama American 6

At Tokyo, Senior Shawn Seevers ran for two touchdowns and passed for two, including a 65-yarder to Rafai Eddy after recovering a fumbled pitch-out. Seevers sneaked 3 yards and ran a bootleg 10 yards for his rushing TDs, and also threw a 53-yard scoring pass to Kent Gibson.

Joe Douglas ran 9 yards for a score and Ben Carr added a 1-yard TD dive for the Mustangs, who kept Zama off the scoreboard until halfway through the fourth quarter.

It was a former Mustang, junior quarterback Ben Bishop, who transferred to Zama last summer, who broke the shutout with a 2-yard sneak in his first game back at Mustang Valley.

The Zama defense that held Robert D. Edgren to seven points last week “was nowhere to be found,” Trojans coach Victor Rivera said. “The offense, we have some things to work on. We’re a little disappointed.”

Rivera indicated he was impressed with the performance of the Mustangs, who tied six-time defending Kanto champion Yokota for first place in the league.

“They [ASIJ] have a pretty good team,” Rivera said. “They surprised me. They aren’t very big but they did a bunch of things right.”

Among them was Peter Jacobsson’s interception, which halted Zama’s drive on the game’s final possession. Mickey Nagasawa added a fumble recovery and sacked Bishop.

“Life is like that,” Rivera said. “You can either quit or get up, dust yourself off and prepare for the next hurdle.”

Simon Sanchez 14, Guam High 0

At Upper Tumon, Guam, the Panthers managed only 11 yards and never got past their 20 at John F. Kennedy High School’s Ramsey Field. Coach Tom Hildreth said the play of the offensive line is mainly to blame for the Panthers’ woes.

“I don’t know what’s going on,” said Hildreth, in his second year at the Panthers’ helm. “We have the personnel. They’re just not getting the job done. We put in some new wrinkles, to help the line get the job done better, but it’s just not happening.”

The Guam defense did its part behind the play of Zach Tyminski, Josh Carpenter and Devon Jones, who each had eight tackles, and Ashton Adams, who recorded a sack and an interception.

Early in the fourth quarter, Simon Sanchez’s Frankie Fernandez scored on a 1-yard run. As the rain intensified and field conditions worsened, the Sharks sealed the outcome on Richard Ubaldo’s 16-yard TD run.

Guam hopes to break the slide in Friday’s homecoming contest, Hildreth said, when the Panthers host winless Southern at Naval Station.

“I hope things turn around there,” he said. “You have to stay positive.”

Pacific H.S. football

Japan Football League

W L Pct. PF PA

Yokota 2 0 1.000 101 0

Edgren 1 1 .500 13 20

Kinnick 1 1 .500 14 58

Zama 0 2 .000 6 56

Kanto Plain Association of Secondary Schools

W L Pct. PF PA

Yokota 2 0 1.000 101 0

ASIJ 2 0 1.000 51 6

Zama 0 2 .000 6 90

Kinnick 0 2 .000 0 62

Friday’s game

Yokota 52, Nile C. Kinnick 0

Saturday’s game

American School In Japan 41, Zama 6

Friday, Sept. 23

Zama American at Nile C. Kinnick, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 24

ASIJ at Edgren, 1 p.m.

Guam football

W L Pct. PF PA

Father Duenas 3 0 1.000 84 8

G. Washington 3 0 1.000 90 9

J.F. Kennedy 2 1 .667 48 15

Simon Sanchez 1 2 .333 18 52

Guam High 0 3 .000 12 78

Southern 0 3 .000 6 94

Friday’s game

Father Duenas Memorial 34, Southern 0

Saturday’s games

Simon Sanchez 14, Guam High 0

George Washington 9, John F. Kennedy 3

Friday, Sept. 23

Southern vs. Guam High at “Big Navy” Naval Station, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 24

George Washington vs. Simon Sanchez at Ramsey Field, John F. Kennedy High School, Upper Tumon, 3 p.m.

John F. Kennedy vs. Father Duenas Memorial at George Washington High School, Mangilao, 7 p.m.

DODDS-Korea League

Saturday, Sept. 24

Seoul American at Osan American, 2 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Osan American at Taegu American, 2 p.m.

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