Mustangs trample Zama to improve to 2-0

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American School In Japan running back Coe Laughlin looks for running room against Zama. Devon Venturina/Special to Stars and Stripes
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American School In Japan running back Coe Laughlin looks for running room against Zama. Devon Venturina/Special to Stars and Stripes

Mustangs trample Zama to improve to 2-0

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published: September 19, 2016
 CAMP ZAMA, Japan – Jack Ambrosino spent much of the days leading up to Friday’s game laid up with strep throat. He didn’t show it when it came time for American School In Japan to lace it up against Zama.
 
The junior quarterback rushed for two touchdowns, passed for another and accounted for 146 yards total offense as the Mustangs stayed perfect at 2-0 by blanking the Trojans 40-0. Zama fell to 0-3, suffering its first shutout of the season.
 
“True grit, for sure,” coach John Seevers said of Ambrosino, who has won five of six starts dating back to last season since he went under center for ASIJ. “He’s done a nice job for us.”
 
Ambrosino was 9-for-13 for 125 yards, including a touchdown pass to Jo Tsusaka. Jake Noddin rushed 24 times for 109 yards and a touchdown, Tsusaka also ran for a touchdown and Yoshiki Takahashi added a 7-yard scoring run. The Mustangs had 180 total rushing yards.
 
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