Hansen's Caine Collins leads a pack of Hansen Outlaws defenders, bringing down an Okinawa Dragons ballcarrier in the driving rain of the second quarter of the Torii Bowl. RADHIKA HANZLEY/SPECIAL TO STRIPES
Hansen's Caine Collins leads a pack of Hansen Outlaws defenders, bringing down an Okinawa Dragons ballcarrier in the driving rain of the second quarter of the Torii Bowl. RADHIKA HANZLEY/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Hansen beats back rain, Okinawa to retain Torii title

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – It had been 12 years since a U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League team repeated as Torii Bowl champion.

Jeromy Rodriguez and Jayson Scott helped the Hansen Outlaws put a rainy end to that lengthy drought.

Rodriguez caught five passes for 120 yards and a touchdown and Scott, named the game’s Most Valuable Player, had 10 tackles, four sacks and the game-sealing sack and fumble recovery as Hansen won its second straight Torii Bowl, beating the Okinawa Dragons 14-6.

The Outlaws became the first team to win back-to-back Torii Bowls since Yokosuka in 2006-07, when the majority of USFJ-AFL teams were based in mainland Japan and the Dragons were the lone entity on Okinawa.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.578812

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