Kinnick edges ASIJ to clinch title spot

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Nile C. Kinnick's Travion Morton gets dragged down by American School In Japan's Dean Hahne. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Nile C. Kinnick's Travion Morton gets dragged down by American School In Japan's Dean Hahne. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Kinnick edges ASIJ to clinch title spot

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: October 13, 2018

TOKYO – Thanks to Patrick Kelly’s right arm, and a huge block by Jacob Loffreda, Nile C. Kinnick finds itself in the Far East Division title game for the second straight year.

Kelly fired a 70-yard touchdown pass to Chris Watson with 47.2 seconds left, rallying the Red Devils to a 32-29 win Friday at American School In Japan, a game that behaved as a de facto semifinal in the chase for D-I championship-game space.

“Patrick is very quietly having one of the greatest years ever for a quarterback in the history of Kinnick and made one of the biggest plays in Kinnick history,” coach Dan Joley said of Kelly.

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