Down in numbers, Mustangs to count on experienced returners

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Roy Tomlinson, Mustangs offensive coordinator from 2005-15 and a 1986 West Point graduate, is in his second season as American School In Japan football coach. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Roy Tomlinson, Mustangs offensive coordinator from 2005-15 and a 1986 West Point graduate, is in his second season as American School In Japan football coach. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Down in numbers, Mustangs to count on experienced returners

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 07, 2018

TOKYO – A year ago, they had to replace their longtime coach John Seevers. Now, American School In Japan’s football team must fill the shoes of departed quarterback Jack Ambrosino, responsible for more than 5,000 yards and 60 touchdowns the last two seasons that included the 2016 Far East Division I title.

That’s the main challenge facing the Mustangs and second-year head coach Roy Tomlinson, after a 2017 season when they started slowly but closed with a rush, winning their last four games and outscoring those foes 184-23.

“They’re big shoes to fill,” said Oliver Rogers, a senior who served as Ambrosino’s top receiver the last two seasons but will now line up in the shotgun and under center for the Mustangs’ hybrid Wing-T/spread offense.

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