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Jackson Tatara Makes Heisman Case Known On Spirit Senior Day

Jackson Tatara Makes Heisman Case Known On Spirit Senior Day

By Satsuki Ranjou
Spirit News
November 12, 2073

Leafa Spirit halfback Jackson Tatara could be in the driver's seat to win Leafa College its second Heisman Trophy. The pride of Sunshine Coast, Oueensland ran for 443 yards and scored a record 11 touchdowns as the second string of Dan Harding's Spirit Gridiron ran rings around the now 1-10 San Jose State Spartans by a score of 168-7 at Yunupingu Field in Canberra, ACT. Right outside linebacker Mark Matsuoka recorded 12 tackles and four sacks to lead the Spirit defence.

Tight end Tom Arashi caught five passes for 100 yards and three scores; quarterback Jack Mikoshiba threw for 251 yards, ran for 421 more yards and scored nine touchdowns on offence; halfback Hunter Aoshima ran for 70 yards and a major; and wideout Mitch Kihara led the blockers with 30 pancakes. Left outside linebacker Leo Tatsume recorded three sacks while middle linebacker Blake Tsunetsugu had two interceptions.

"Coach just tells me to keep running, keep running, keep running," said Tatara, known as 'The Tartar' for his tough-guy running style full of speed and power. "I don't think about winning the Heisman Trophy this year, I just want to help set up a dynasty with my mates here at Leafa. We're having a great season and we look to make our road trip a fun one."

Leafa improve to 10-0 and return to action on the road next week against the San Diego State Aztecs. The first team is expected to get the start for the next two matches.