Football: Perry holds off Yokota to grab D-II Japan lead

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Yokota ball carrier Kishaun Kimble-Brooks is tackled by Matthew C. Perry's Mason Graydon as he dives for yardage. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Yokota ball carrier Kishaun Kimble-Brooks is tackled by Matthew C. Perry's Mason Graydon as he dives for yardage. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Football: Perry holds off Yokota to grab D-II Japan lead

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 30, 2017

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Dylan Ernst’s fleet feet carried Matthew C. Perry to the brink of a second straight Far East Division II football final berth.

The senior returned a punt 45 yards for a touchdown with 7 minutes, 15 seconds left Friday that proved to be the game-winner, and Yokota missed a 38-yard field goal as time ran out as the defending D-II champion Samurai held on to ruin Panther homecoming 30-28.

Ernst had 148 yards on six total returns, none bigger than when he fielded a punt near the Perry sideline, cut left toward open space, then shimmied past diving Yokota coverage man Kishaun Kimble-Brooks into the end zone.

“I had to get past him and score for the team, and I just made the move,” Ernst said.

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