Yokota dumps Perry to even up record
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan – It was just a two-point play.
But for Yokota, the safety that Joey DeGrella recorded to open the second half of Friday night’s 24-6 win over Matthew C. Perry was worth its weight in gold, Panthers coach Tim Pujol said.
The junior coverage man chased down Matthew C. Perry kick returner Robert Rogers at the Samurai 3-yard line and dragged him into the end zone for a safety that increased Yokota’s lead to 16-6 and stanched the momentum Perry had created with a touchdown late in the first half.
“He really came through,” Pujol said of DeGrella. “That let us seize the momentum back in our favor. I’m really proud of him.”
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