ASIJ stays in hunt by downing Humphreys
TOKYO – Tyler Cross dropped the first pass thrown his way Saturday - a sure touchdown that slipped through his fingers at the 5-yard line with nothing between he and the goal line but turf made slick by day-long rain.
The American School In Japan senior wideout-defensive back made sure he didn’t drop anything else the rest of the game.
Cross caught a touchdown pass on the very next play and the very same pattern on the game’s first drive, then sealed the contest with two fourth-quarter interceptions, leading the Mustangs past Humphreys 28-12 on ASIJ’s Spirit Day.
Coach Roy Tomlinson “running the same play to me, I saw that as him giving me a second chance and I made sure not to drop it,” Cross said, adding that it “set the tone” for him Saturday. “I let that one go, let all my nerves out, dialed in my focus and made other plays.”
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