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