Kadena bounces back to blitz ASIJ

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Kadena's Eric McCarter started at quarterback for the injured Wyatt Knopp and responded with 185 yards total offense and four touchdowns. (L.J. HOLLINGSWORTH/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)
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Kadena's Eric McCarter started at quarterback for the injured Wyatt Knopp and responded with 185 yards total offense and four touchdowns. (L.J. HOLLINGSWORTH/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)

Kadena bounces back to blitz ASIJ

by: Stars and Stripes | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 15, 2018

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – Kadena’s football players refused to let the sting of letting a 27-point lead slip away a week earlier define who they were, Panthers coach Sergio Mendoza said.

Instead, the Panthers righted the ship. Eric McCarter, Uriah Morris and Alfonso Mendez combined for 472 yards and seven touchdowns as Kadena romped 57-13 over American School In Japan on Friday at Ryukyu Middle School. Kadena improved to 2-1, while the Mustangs fell to 1-1.

“We took a good, hard look at ourselves in practice and asked if we wanted to be defined by last week, or by our own decisions, direction and passion,” Mendoza said.

Kadena led 33-6 last weekend over Nile C. Kinnick with 7:34 left before the Red Devils came back to win 34-33.

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