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Kadena High School cheerleaders embrace during a game dedicated to seniors at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Kadena High School cheerleaders embrace during a game dedicated to seniors at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

Kadena High School cheerleaders embrace during a game dedicated to seniors at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Kadena High School cheerleaders embrace during a game dedicated to seniors at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

A fan raises a sign during a matchup between the Kadena Panthers and the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

A fan raises a sign during a matchup between the Kadena Panthers and the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

Kadena Panthers players stand during the national anthem ahead of their game against the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa,  Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Kadena Panthers players stand during the national anthem ahead of their game against the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

The Kadena Panthers huddle on the home field before a matchup against the Nile C. Kinnick Devils, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

The Kadena Panthers huddle on the home field before a matchup against the Nile C. Kinnick Devils, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

Players from the Nile C. Kinnick Devils prepare to run onto Habu Field for a game against the Kadena Panthers at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Players from the Nile C. Kinnick Devils prepare to run onto Habu Field for a game against the Kadena Panthers at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

A coin is flipped on Habu Field ahead of a matchup between the Kadena Panthers and the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

A coin is flipped on Habu Field ahead of a matchup between the Kadena Panthers and the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

A senior from Kadena High School cheers during the Panther's matchup against the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at  Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

A senior from Kadena High School cheers during the Panther's matchup against the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

A trumpet player performs with the Kadena High School band during a football game between the Kadena Panthers and the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

A trumpet player performs with the Kadena High School band during a football game between the Kadena Panthers and the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

A fan cheers during a football game between the Kadena Panthers and the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

A fan cheers during a football game between the Kadena Panthers and the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

Oki Minis cheerleaders attend a game between the Kadena Panthers and Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Oki Minis cheerleaders attend a game between the Kadena Panthers and Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

Sergio Mendoza, a coach for the Kadena Panthers, speaks to player Markell Shelton after a game against the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Sergio Mendoza, a coach for the Kadena Panthers, speaks to player Markell Shelton after a game against the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

A coach from the Nile C. Kinnick Devils talks to players after a game against the Kadena Panthers at Habu Field on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

A coach from the Nile C. Kinnick Devils talks to players after a game against the Kadena Panthers at Habu Field on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

A player for the Kadena Panthers listens to a coach's speech after a game against the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

A player for the Kadena Panthers listens to a coach's speech after a game against the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

Kadena's panther mascot poses with a fan after a game against the Nile C. Kinnick Devils on Habu Field at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

Kadena's panther mascot poses with a fan after a game against the Nile C. Kinnick Devils on Habu Field at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

A pair of Kadena Panthers hug after a game against the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.

A pair of Kadena Panthers hug after a game against the Nile C. Kinnick Devils at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes)

The Friday-night lights were burning bright last week on Okinawa. See what it was like on and off the field during Kadena’s senior night victory over Nile C. Kinnick. And be sure to check out our game coverage.

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