Trojans, Eagles prepare to battle for D-II football host rights

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Robert D. Edgren quarterback Raphael Lykins has accounted for seven touchdowns in the Eagles' first two games.  JOHN E. HIGBEE/SPECIAL TO STARS AND STRIPES
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Robert D. Edgren quarterback Raphael Lykins has accounted for seven touchdowns in the Eagles' first two games. JOHN E. HIGBEE/SPECIAL TO STARS AND STRIPES

Trojans, Eagles prepare to battle for D-II football host rights

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: October 19, 2018

It’s a battle of football teams that have not competed for a Far East championship in quite some time.

The winner of Friday’s Division II showdown between visiting Zama and host Edgren at Misawa Air Base will host the Far East title game on Nov. 10. Thus, Friday’s game amounts to a semifinal, with the winner playing Korea D-II champion Osan.

“We want to be masters of our fate,” said Scott Bolin, coach of a Trojans team that went 6-33 the past five years and hasn’t had a winning season since 2012, when Zama won the second of its D-II titles.

So far this season, the Trojans are 3-2 overall, but 3-0 against Japan D-II foes and have outscored them 136-27.

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