Sunday, February 15, 2015

Wakamatsu Shoulders Load, Leafa Ground Air Force On Road

Wakamatsu Shoulders Load, Leafa Ground Air Force On Road

By Satsuki Ranjou
Spirit News
October 7, 2073

The intentional demise of the first family of Mitakihara affected Dan Harding's Leafa Spirit Gridiron team for a bit, but they recovered enough to ground the Air Force Falcons, 112-13. Halfback Ethan Wakamatsu ran for 373 yards and three touchdowns in a one-sided option chess match. Right outside linebacker David Hazuki had 15 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble to lead a defensive effort committed to stopping the run.

Quarterback Cooper Kanie ran for 180 yards and four touchdowns, halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 141 yards and three more scores, wide receiver Mitch Kihara ran for three more majors on jet sweeps, and wide receiver Connor Yasaka caught six passes for 79 yards and a score while recording a team-high 29 pancake blocks.

Right end Darren Kurokiba led a fierce pass rush with three sacks while defensive tackle Oscar Inui added two sacks. Cornerback Dane Nanase had the only interception of the game for the Spirit, while middle linebacker Roy Hanamura led the defense in tackles with 16 tackles and a sack.

Leafa improve to 6-0 and conclude their road trip next week against the UNLV Rebels.