Football: Osan-Perry game called off due to player shortage
For the want of one player, Osan’s football trip to Japan for Matthew C. Perry’s homecoming football game is no more.
With just 14 players available, one short of the 15 generally regarded by DODEA-Pacific as the minimum needed to travel, the Cougars found out Thursday that their journey to Japan was called off, athletic directors and coaches at both schools said.
“Safety factor,” DODEA-Pacific athletics coordinator Tom McKinney said. He added that the decision was made via discussion between DODEA’s Korea and Japan district leadership.
Kickoff was scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday. No makeup date has been announced; there’s no corresponding bye week for the two teams during the rest of the season.
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