No upsets in Pearl Bowl openers
(May 1, 2013) - The first round of this year's Pear Bowl, the X League's spring competition, ended without any major surprises - although the Asahi Beer Silver Star needed a fourth quarter comeback to avoid an upset by the All Mitsubishi Lions. The Lions took a 12-10 lead into the final quarter before QB Minoru Tono lead his team to a 23-12 win with two touchdown passes, the second one a 5-yard pass to RB Naoki Harikawa with two minutes and 20 seconds left to play.
Read more at www.xleague.com:
First round wrapup, part 1
First round wrapup, part 2
Asahi Beer Silver Star needed two fourth quarter touchowns
to beat the All Mitsubishi Lions.
(Photo: Asahi Beer Silver Star)
Kajima Deers future uncertain
(April 30, 2013) - The Kajima Deers, one of the X League's most succesful teams, face an uncertain future after the 2013 X League season. Earlier in April the team announced that the Kajima Corporation will end its financial support at the conclusion of the 2013 season. The Deers, who played in the X League's first division since 1992, won the X League and national championships in the 1997 and 2009 seasons and advanced to the X League's championship game, the Japan X Bowl, an additional three times (1999, 2008 and 2012).
Read more at The Japan Times Online.
(Photo: Kajima Deers)