Kinnick and Humphreys meet for first time on football field

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Christopher Mason, left, Kaine Roberts and Nile C. Kinnick's football team make a school-first visit Saturday to Humphreys. Eric McCarter and Kadena hope to rebound from a 34-33 defeat against the Red Devils when the Panthers host American School In Japan.  DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
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Christopher Mason, left, Kaine Roberts and Nile C. Kinnick's football team make a school-first visit Saturday to Humphreys. Eric McCarter and Kadena hope to rebound from a 34-33 defeat against the Red Devils when the Panthers host American School In Japan. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Kinnick and Humphreys meet for first time on football field

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 14, 2018

They gathered for the team’s traditional Thursday pasta feed, in the school cafeteria at Humphreys, something the Blackhawks have been doing since Steven Elliott took the team’s reins in the 2016 season.

That might be the only sense of normalcy about the whole weekend for the Blackhawks, as well their opponents from Nile C. Kinnick in Japan. Humphreys and the Red Devils square off at 6 p.m. Saturday in the first meeting between the schools.

It’s a key battle in the chase for Far East Division I title-game space. Kinnick has one game under its belt, having rallied from 33-6 down with 7 minutes, 34 seconds left to win 34-33 last Saturday at Kadena. Humphreys, meanwhile, takes the field for the first time this season.

“We’re planning to expect anything,” Kinnick coach Dan Joley said.

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