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News Flash: Joy as the American Football Club is Promoted to Division One!!

Dec 12, 2010

#9 Okuda (Business Administration 3rd Year) Fights for Every Point
Players Celebrate the Victory

On Sunday, December 12 (Sunday) at Oji Stadium the Division 1/Division 2 Playoff was held. During this event the Ryukoku University American Football Team defeated Kinki University 23-20 to advance to Division 1.

Divisional advancement has been a topic of discussion at Ryukoku University. In the early portion of the game the fears of the team seemed to be founded with KU scoring first.
In the third quarter, Ryukoku struck back and took the lead with two touchdowns made by #9 Okuda (Business Administration 3rd Year).
However, just as it was thought that Ryukoku had found its rhythm KU again took the lead, leading to a tense back-and-forth between the teams. Another touchdown by Okuda put Ryukoku in the lead for the final time, and the team realized its long-cherished goal of promotion to Division One.
After the match Team Captain Matsuura (Law 4th Year) joyfully stated: "It's been a long road, but we won and it paid off. I'm glad to be able to let next year's team play in Division One."

(Comment from Manager Yoshida)
"I'm thrilled. I want to praise the players who made this happen. I will challenge myself next season proud in the knowledge that we get to play in Division One."

(Text: Ryukoku Spirit Editing Room Hiroki Hara/Photographs: Ryukoku Spirit Editing Room Kazuki Sato)


*The Path to Division One

(Division 2A Block)
*Ryukoku University vs. Okayama University
It is 2010 (Saturday) Expo Flash Field in 11 in September
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Total
Ryukoku 7 21 14 21 63
Okayama U. 0 0 0 0 0

*Ryukoku University vs. Osaka Kyoiku University
It is 2010 (Saturday) Takaragaike Sporting Grounds in 25 in September
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Total
Ryukoku 7 0 7 14 28
OKU 3 0 0 6 9

*Ryukoku University vs. Kobe Gakuin University
October 9, 2010 (Saturday) Expo Flash
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Total
Ryukoku 6 9 19 0 34
KGU 0 0 0 0 0

*St. Andrew's University vs. Ryukoku University
October 24, 2010 (Sunday) Oji Stadium
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Total
SAU 0 0 0 0 0
Ryukoku 0 6 0 3 9

*Ryukoku University vs. Osaka University
It is 2010 (Saturday) Expo Flash Field in 6 in November
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Total
Ryukoku 7 0 20 7 34
Osaka U. 14 0 0 0 14
*Ryukoku University, Division 2A Undefeated Champions

Playoff (Div.1-2) Decision Match
*Ryukoku University (Div. 2A-1 Rank) vs. Osaka Sangyo University (Div.2B-1 Rank)
It is 2010 (Sunday) Expo Flash Field in 28 in November
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Total
Ryukoku 0 0 0 14 14
SGU 10 0 0 0 10

Playoff (Div.1-2)
*Kinki University vs. Ryukoku University
December 12, 2010 (Sunday) Oji Stadium
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Total
KU 7 3 3 7 20
Ryukoku 0 0 14 9 23
Ryukoku University advances to Division One.

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