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April 25, 2017

Debut of the 2017 Flock

The 2017 season got off to a great start with perfect spring weather and a steady stream of Seagull touchdowns. Behind a near perfect outing by rookie quarterback #12 Ikaika Woolsey, the offense amassed 381 total yards in route to a 65-0 victory over the Meiji-Yasuda Penta-Ocean Pirates. Ikaika impressed with both his big arm and his ability to get outside of the pocket and run. In total, he would account for 5 touchdowns. Four through the air and one 11 yard run. Back up quarterback #6 Shun Sugawara would add to the score in the second half with a touchdown toss, followed by a touchdown run by rookie running back # 41 Keita Naruse, and a kickoff return touchdown by #18 Noriaki Kinoshita. The Seagulls defense added to the dominant performance by holding the Pirates offense to 99 total yards and racking up 5 sacks, 4 batted balls, and 1 interception. 

It's always good to start off the season on a high note. We're taking it one game at a time. The plan is to continue to build and grow. We believe that the culmination of these efforts will lead to a championship. That's what we're working toward, and that's our goal. 

We are feeling great and can't wait to get back out there and do it all over again. None may be feeling better than defensive end #23 B.J. Beatty who not only had a standout defensive performance, but also successfully proposed to longtime girlfriend in a postgame gala that attracted just as much if not more attention than the game itself. 

We are all looking forward to seeing everyone again on May 21st for our second game against the Asahi Beer Silver Star! Seagulls nation was out in force this past game, and we are hoping to see the stands packed again for the next go around. 

Thank You!

We Are Seagulls !
 
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(DL#11Kevin Jackson)

April 17, 2017

New member of the Flock

It is my pleasure to introduce to you the latest international edition to the Obic Seagulls organization. This season we will be joined by a fresh, young, and very talented quarterback from the University of Hawaii. 

Ikaika Woolsey has joined our team, and is looking forward to the challenge of leading the Obic Seagulls offense to greatness in 2017. Originally from northern California, Ikaika was a standout at the University of Hawaii where he played for three seasons against some of the best defenses in the country. Ikaika is a well rounded quarterback. He has a cannon for an arm, is physically strong, and is mobile when he needs to get out of trouble. The addition of Ikaika has greatly improved our offense. He is definitely a threat both with his arm and his legs. 

We are all anxiously looking forward to home showcasing what he can do out there once the whistle blows for kickoff this Sunday. 

Remember the name Ikaika Woolsey!
 
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(DL#11Kevin Jackson)
 

We Are Seagulls !

This coming Sunday will be the first opportunity for us, the 2017 Obic Seagulls to showcase what we've been working on for several weeks. The team is full of optimism and everyone is looking forward to finally getting out on the field and letting loose. We believe that last season under new head coach Kosho marked the beginning of a new chapter in the story of the Obic Seagulls organization. Although that chapter begun on a high note, we were unable to achieve the ultimate goal of winning a championship. This season we are focused on finishing the job and achieving that ultimate goal. The American Seagulls will be an integral part of the effort to reach the top. Coach Dan along with #11KJ, #23BJ, #51Kai, and #12Ikaika will continue to carry the torch and lead by example.

The team slogan this year again is "We are Seagulls". There are many meanings that can be derived from this phrase, but I want to focus on one particular interpretation here. The term "We are Seagulls" carries a sense of depth and pride. Our team's history speaks for itself, and our organization's DNA has propelled us to be on the cutting edge of many developments in the world of football in Japan. "We are Seagulls" means excellence, and we are proud of that excellence. 

We are hoping for a 2017 season full of excellence. We want  all of our fans and supporters to expect no less, and continue to push us to improve. It all starts this week. We look forward to seeing you all at our game cheering us on. I promise an exciting game, full of a lot of big plays and action. For those of you who are unable to watch live, we plan to have a post game write up published on this site sometime following the game.

Thank you.

We Are Seagulls!
 
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(DL#11Kevin Jackson)