Big plays propel Kubasaki past Seoul American

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Seoul American quarterback David Messinger knifes his way to daylight through teammates and Kubasaki opponents.  Claire Ancheta/Special to Stars and Stripes
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Seoul American quarterback David Messinger knifes his way to daylight through teammates and Kubasaki opponents. Claire Ancheta/Special to Stars and Stripes

Big plays propel Kubasaki past Seoul American

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published: October 11, 2016

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea – Special teams helped Kubasaki remain perfect off of Okinawa and in the chase for their sixth straight berth in the Far East Division I title game.

Anthony Macaluso ran back a kick for a touchdown and Alex Ramos returned a punt for a score and the Dragons held off a fourth-quarter comeback for a 28-18 win Saturday at Sims Field.

“It was a big-play night,” coach Fred Bales said of a Kubasaki team (2-2) that “didn’t sustain much of anything on offense. We’re still chopping wood, trying to find some kind of rhythm. But it was a good win for us.”

Macaluso emerged as the Dragons’ “leading man” Saturday, Bales said. He ran 12 times for 84 yards, was 1-for-3 passing for 12 yards and scored what Bales called two crucial touchdowns at the right moments.

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