Thursday, June 5, 2014

Mitakihara hit ground running with 101-28 victory over West Virginia

Mitakihara hit ground running with 101-28 victory over West Virginia

By Enju Aihara
The Daily Magi
August 29, 2071

Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi opened their season with the first of three straight matches in primetime on the road. The Magi traveled to Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium and rolled past the West Virginia Mountaineers, 101-28. Senior quarterback Russ Opare passed for 221 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 270 yards and three scores.

Halfback Drew Childs ran for 256 yards and six touchdowns, fullback Corey Addy ran for 157 yards two scores, and halfback Shannon Wright rushed for 134 yards and a major. Wide receiver Will Atsu caught three passes for 50 yards and a touchdown, wideout Larry Igiebor caught two passes for 57 yards and wideout Marcus Mba, caught two passes for 45 yards. Igiebor had 29 pancakesa and Atsu had 28 pancakes to lead the blockers.

Free safety Jack Arashi led the defense with 13 tackles while strong safety Daniel Manatsu had 12 tackles. Freshman left end Kazuki S. Biyik had seven tackles and six sacks to anchor an aggressive pass rush. Left end Steven Evans had six sacks while cornerback Marlon Boakye had seven tackles and an interception.

Mitakihara improve to 1-0 and continue their road trip next week to face the Michigan State Spartans.


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