Harrison helps Yokota top Zama in opener

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Zama running back Ziaire Johnson stiff arms his way through the Yokota defense in the first game of the 2016 DODEA-Japan season Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at Yokota Air Base, Japan's Bonk Field. Yokota defeated Zama 22-6. James Kimber/Stars and Stripes
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Zama running back Ziaire Johnson stiff arms his way through the Yokota defense in the first game of the 2016 DODEA-Japan season Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at Yokota Air Base, Japan's Bonk Field. Yokota defeated Zama 22-6. James Kimber/Stars and Stripes

Harrison helps Yokota top Zama in opener

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published: September 06, 2016

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Jalen Harrison proved Friday to be up to the task of handling some of the offensive firepower Yokota lost to graduation.

The junior scored on touchdown runs of 5 yards in the second quarter and 6 yards to seal it as the Panthers pulled away late for a 22-6 season-opening win over Zama at Yokota’s Bonk Field.

Harrison played defensive end and offensive tackle the last two seasons for Yokota, but was moved to middle linebacker and fullback for this season, replacing Jamarvin Harvey, who graduated last June.

“He’s a different kind of player than Jamarvin, but that’s the role he’s taken on,” coach Tim Pujol said of Harrison.

Yokota got the victory despite losing starters Shomari Tindal and Kishaun Kimble-Brooks to first-half injuries.

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