Mustangs hand Panthers first loss

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American School In Japan running back Andrew Howe gets sandwiched by Kadena defenders Ahmad Carter and Uriah Morris.  Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes
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American School In Japan running back Andrew Howe gets sandwiched by Kadena defenders Ahmad Carter and Uriah Morris. Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes

Mustangs hand Panthers first loss

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: October 17, 2016

TOKYO – Kadena’s bid for a third straight Far East Division I football title got delayed, if not derailed, by a pair of American School In Japan seniors.

Mike Taylor caught a touchdown pass and had two interceptions, a sack and a fumble recovery, and Sho Hatakeyama had 70 yards on seven catches and a TD as the Mustangs stunned the two-time defending D-I champion Panthers 34-20 on Saturday at Mustang Valley.

Coupled with Nile C. Kinnick’s 63-0 rout of Seoul American on Saturday, four teams remain in the chase for the D-I title – ASIJ, Kadena, Kubasaki and Kinnick, each with the equivalent of two wins and a loss.

“It’s wide open,” said John Seevers, in his 40th year of coaching at ASIJ, which is in its second season of being D-I title-eligible.

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