Kadena rallies to top Kinnick and grab host rights

Anthony Santos, running back for the Nile C. Kinnick Devils, runs the ball during a game against the Kadena Panthers at Habu Field on Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (CARLOS M. VAZQUEZ II/STARS AND STRIPES)
Anthony Santos, running back for the Nile C. Kinnick Devils, runs the ball during a game against the Kadena Panthers at Habu Field on Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (CARLOS M. VAZQUEZ II/STARS AND STRIPES)

Kadena rallies to top Kinnick and grab host rights

by Stars and Stripes
Stars and Stripes

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – Kadena coach Sergio Mendoza would rather be winning by wider margins.

But as long as kicker Joey Puterbaugh remains as accurate as he’s been and keeps giving the Panthers chances to win - even by one point in two consecutive games - Mendoza says he’ll take it.

Puterbaugh, a freshman, kicked a 25-yard field goal with 7 seconds left, completing a Panthers rally from an 8-0 deficit to edge defending champion Nile C. Kinnick 9-8 on Friday, earning host rights to the Far East Division I title game on Nov. 9 in the process.

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