Jack Carey, quarterback for the Kadena Panthers, runs the ball during a game against the Kubasaki Dragons at Mike Petty Stadium on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. CARLOS M. VAZQUEZ II/STARS AND STRIPES
Jack Carey, quarterback for the Kadena Panthers, runs the ball during a game against the Kubasaki Dragons at Mike Petty Stadium on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. CARLOS M. VAZQUEZ II/STARS AND STRIPES

Football: Kadena throttles Kubasaki in Okinawa opener

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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Mike Petty Stadium was quite windy and wet in the aftermath of Typhoon Lingling. And Kadena missed several chances to put points on the board thanks to too many penalties, coach Sergio Mendoza said.

But the Panthers spread the wealth, with three running backs each scoring one touchdown, and Kadena otherwise got off to a good start after a 20-0 win Saturday at Kubasaki.

“It was a good start, but we could have done a lot better,” Mendoza said of the season-opening game in the 14th season of his tenure as Panthers coach.

Kadena scored all its points in the first half, with Alphonso Mendez, Trent Fowler and Xavier Peace each rushing for touchdowns and Isaac Yanez scoring a two-point conversion.

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