Football: Dragons take on Blackhawks and come out on top

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Humphreys' Junior Gregory tries to hang onto a pass in the end zone as Kubasaki's Nick Cooper defends. Gregory was called out of bounds on the play.  DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
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Humphreys' Junior Gregory tries to hang onto a pass in the end zone as Kubasaki's Nick Cooper defends. Gregory was called out of bounds on the play. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Football: Dragons take on Blackhawks and come out on top

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: November 05, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Big plays on both sides of the ball Saturday led Kubasaki to its first win of the season.

Haydn Peterson’s 18-yard interception-return touchdown with 9 minutes, 2 seconds left proved to be the game-winning points as the Dragons outlasted a persistent Humphreys team 21-18. Kubasaki also got a 30-yard TD catch from Jeffrey Horton and an 82-yard scoring scamper by Jaylan Penney.

The Blackhawks remained in the hunt right to the end, when quarterback Miles Brice launched a pass toward Junior Gregory in the end zone. But Kubasaki’s Vincent Hill and Sam Gbatu broke up the pass with 52 seconds left and the Dragons ran out the clock.

“This was a heartfelt, hard-fought game between two determined teams that are both struggling a bit this season,” Dragons coach Fred Bales said. “But we’re very thankful for the win. They (Blackhawks) kept coming. They kept bringing it. It fell our way at the end.”

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