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Leafa Spirit Upend New Mexico On the Road

Leafa Spirit Upend New Mexico On the Road

By Eruna Ichinomiya
Spirit News
October 21, 2074

Dan Harding's Leafa College Spirit Gridiron pummeled the New Mexico Lobos, 153-17, at University Stadium in Albuquerque, N,M. Quarterback Cooper Kanie passed for 237 yards, rushed for 525 yards and scored 12 total touchdowns on offence. Left end Sam Touzokuyama led the defence with 10 tackles and four sacks. To be fair, the score could have been 160-17 but a clipping penalty by wide receiver Connor Yasaka nullified a long touchdown run from Kanie late in the contest.

Halfback Ethan Wakamatsu ran for 207 yards and four touchdowns, halfback Jackson Tatara ran for 207 yards and four scores, and wide receiver Xavier Kim caught six passes for 75 yards while co-leading in team blocks with Mitch Kihara with 17 pancakes. Four other players on offence had at least 10 blocks, all on the offencive line.

Middle linebacker Roy Hanamura had 10 tackles and a 21-yard interceptions for a touchdown. Defensive tackle Levi Iori had nine tackles and a sack, while linebacker Leo Tatsumi and right end Lewis Sakishima ranc had two sacks. Cornerback Vic Tsuchimikado had two picks to go with five tackles.

Leafa improve to 7-0 and return home next week to face the Colorado State Rams.