Kinser downs Kadena 26-12, takes one-game lead in USFJ-AFL South Division
KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – Sanford James accounted for all three touchdowns, throwing for two and rushing for another, leading the Kinser Kings to a 26-12 win over Kadena’s Dragons in U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League action on Saturday at Kadena’s McDonald Stadium.
With the win, the Kings (3-0) took a one-game lead over second-place Foster (2-1) in the USFJ-AFL’s South Division. Kadena (2-2) fell to third place, 1½ games behind with three regular-season weekends of games left before the playoffs.
James tossed both of his touchdown passes to Jason Jarmond, and also ran 20 yards for a score. The Kings’ defense racked up a third-quarter safety.
Kadena got its points via a 10-yard touchdown run by Manny Griffin and a blocked punt re-turned 35 yards for a score by Reggie Mebane. Salem Morris intercepted two Kinser passes and Colt Kehlenbeck also picked off a pass.