Football: Kadena airs it out to roll over Yokota
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – A Kadena football team known more for its prowess on the ground took to the air frequently on Saturday for its latest victory, a 54-8 romp at Yokota.
Eric McCarter went 17-for-19 for team records of 411 yards and five passing touchdowns, throwing to five different receivers, three for TDs, as Kadena improved to 5-1 with one regular-season game to go. Yokota fell to 1-5 with one game left.
“We are not the same team as we were at the beginning of the season,” Kadena coach Sergio Mendoza said, adding that while his Panthers gear up for every opponent each week, they’re also playing with one eye toward their Far East Division I title game Nov. 10 at Nile C. Kinnick.
“We keep to our game plan, but we have to work with the championship in the forefront of our minds,” Mendoza said. In addition to Yokota on Saturday, the Panthers also have a non-divisional game next Saturday at home against Guam High.
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