By Published: October 26, 2017
Division I Kadena Panthers
2017 season record — 5-2, 262 points for, 114 points against. 4-2 Division I, 218 points for, 114 points against.
Head coach — Sergio Mendoza, 12th season, 68-18 overall, Pacific-record five Division I titles (2007, 2009-10, 2014-15).
Key performers — Cody Sego, Sr., QB-FS (17-for-42, 292 yards, four TDs; 484 yards, seven TDs, 56 carries); Uriah Morris, Jr., RB-LB (450 yards, four TDs, 52 carries); Eric McCarter, Jr., RB-CB (915 yards, 14 TDs, 68 carries); Brayden Frederick, So., FB-LB; Owen Sinning, Sr., RB-FL-DB.
Also — Fifth straight appearance in the Far East D-I title game, holds the Pacific record with 10 total appearances.
Nile C. Kinnick Red Devils
2017 season record — 8-0 overall, 348 points for, 61 points against. 5-0 Division I, 197 points for, 55 points against.
Head coach — Dan Joley, eighth season. Overall record 36-33.
Key performers — Kacey Walker, Sr., QB (27-for-52, 742 yards, nine TDs; 378 yards, five TDs, 54 carries); Harry Cheng, Sr., FB (684 yards, nine TDs, 76 carries); Darius Swenson, Sr., LB; Devoney Stanley, Sr., WR; Cameron Joley, Jr., C; Connor Joley, Jr., G; Jacob Castro, Sr., LB; Kameron Leon Guerrero, Sr., G-DE; Mason Smith, Sr., LB; Chris Watson, Fr., WR; Bryan Hunt, Sr., WR-DB; Aaron Peterson, Sr., RB-slot; Vincent Boyer, Sr., WR-DE.
Also — Making first appearance in D-I final in school history.
2017 season record — 5-1 overall, 185 points for, 67 points against. 2-0 Division II, 75 points for, 8 points against.
Head coach — Steve Elliott, second season.
Key performers — Miles Brice, Jr., QB (49-for-120, 1,031 yards, 13 TDs; 270 yards, two TDs, 31 carries); David Key, So., RB-LB (622 yards, five TDs, 62 carries; 42 tackles, six for loss, four sacks, two fumble recoveries); Joshua Weaver, Jr., RB (301 yards, four TDs, 48 carries; 83 yards, nine catches; 30 tackles, seven passes defended, six interceptions; 306 yards, 11 kick returns); Owen Williams, Sr., WR-LB (270 yards, five TDs, 19 catches; 84 tackles, 10 for loss, two sacks, three fumble recoveries); Kedarian Key, Fr., WR (327 yards, three TDs, 10 catches); Sh’voda Gregory Jr., So., WR-KR (283 yards, four TDs, eight catches; 52 tackles, 12 passes defended, two interceptions, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries; 372 yards, one TD, eight kick returns); Carlos Criss, Sr., DL-LB (77 tackles, 11 for loss, five sacks); Erich Gries, Sr., DE (56 tackles, 10 for loss, three sacks); Elayna Snyder, Sr., PK (9-for-11 PATs, one FG).
Matthew C. Perry Samurai
2017 season record — 6-1 overall, 218 points for, 79 points against. 4-0 Division II, 155 points for, 28 points against.
Head coach — Frank Macias, fourth season.
Key performers — Garrett Macias, Sr., QB; Andrew Borrero, Sr., RB-LB (551 yards, 10 TDs, 100 carries; 35 tackles, two fumble recoveries); Ethan Peterson, Jr., RB (275 yards, seven TDs, 62 carries); Dylan Ernst, Sr., RB (158 yards, three TDs, 13 carries; 430 yards, three TDs, 16 returns; two interceptions); Mason Graydon, Sr., LB (43 tackles, 18 for loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles); John Keith, Sr., L-LB (31 tackles); Elijah LeBron, Jr., CB (35 tackles); Ethan Cecil, Sr., L-LB (29 tackles, six for loss, two sacks).