Football: Edgren can't stop Perry's ground game in rout
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan – After a rare down season for Matthew C. Perry’s football team a year ago, Marshall China and the Samurai on Friday looked like their old contending selves.
China, a burly senior running back, torched Robert D. Edgren’s defense for three touchdown runs, the last one a 60-yarder with three minutes left, and the Samurai defense forced three takeaways as Perry opened the Division II season by routing the Eagles 33-0.
All five touchdowns scored by Perry came on the ground, which has been customary for Frank Macias-coached teams over the years since he helped revive the program six years ago: a potent double-wing attack in which nearly all the yards come via rushing.
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