Yokota quarterback Chris Jones hands off to Kubasaki running back Haydn Peterson. The two schools combined to form one offense for this week's combine. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
Yokota quarterback Chris Jones hands off to Kubasaki running back Haydn Peterson. The two schools combined to form one offense for this week's combine. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Four schools team up to add a twist to football practices

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Two-a-day football practices have begun for most DODEA-Pacific schools and four teams decided to do something a bit different this season.

Guam High, Kubasaki of Okinawa and Nile C. Kinnick and host Yokota of Japan spent Tuesday through Thursday drilling players on conditioning, fundamentals and play execution. The camp finished with a 90-minute scrimmage.

“You start football camp six weeks before the season, and after awhile, you get sick of just hitting your teammates” in practice, said coach Dan Joley of defending Far East Division I champion Kinnick. “You want to see what else is going on out there.”

Each school brought at least 12 players to the combine, along with multiple members of the teams’ coaching staffs.

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