Football: Kadena topples Guam in a tune-up for Kinnick

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Kadena's Trent Fawler does his best to avoid being tackled by Guam High's Jalen Thach.  L.J. HOLLINGSWORTH/SPECIAL TO STRIPES
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Kadena's Trent Fawler does his best to avoid being tackled by Guam High's Jalen Thach. L.J. HOLLINGSWORTH/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Football: Kadena topples Guam in a tune-up for Kinnick

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: November 05, 2018

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – Wyatt Knopp finished the regular season Saturday the way he began it - under center for Kadena and helping lead the Panthers to their sixth win in seven regular season games, 14-0.

The junior filled in at quarterback when starter Eric McCarter was removed in the first quarter after a hard hit following an interception. Knopp returned to the lineup three weeks ago after missing four games with a chest injury suffered in Kadena’s lone loss, 34-33 to Nile C. Kinnick on Sept. 8.

“Wyatt stepped up and did a fantastic job,” coach Sergio Mendoza said.

Knopp entered the contest on Kadena’s second possession and immediately directed the Panthers to a score, Uriah Morris’ 14-yard run, capping a 12-play, 84-yard drive early in the second quarter.

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