Seoul American - from D-I to no football in a season

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Reggie Meno, addressing his abbreviated Seoul American football squad last week, would have entered his second season as Falcons coach.  DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
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Reggie Meno, addressing his abbreviated Seoul American football squad last week, would have entered his second season as Falcons coach. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Seoul American - from D-I to no football in a season

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 04, 2018

Seoul American won’t have a football team for the first time in school history. Robert D. Edgren will, but the Eagles won’t take the field until Oct. 6. And after only a week back at Division I, Yokota returns to the small-schools pool where it played the last three seasons.

That’s the outcome for three programs after a week of discussion between directors and administrators DODEA’s Japan and Korea districts, as confirmed by DODEA-Pacific officials on Okinawa late Friday.

The Falcons and Eagles entered last week well short of their respective districts’ set minimum of players needed to field a team, 18, and while Edgren was successful in recruiting, Seoul American fell well short, with just six players by week’s end.

“I’m a bit disappointed,” said Reggie Meno, who was entering his second year as Falcons coach. “In all my years of playing and coaching, I’ve never been to a school that didn’t have a program.”

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