Varsity Football Touches Down in Seoul

Timothy Jacobsson (Varsity Football Assistant Coach) details the varsity Football team’s first ever trip to Seoul, South Korea to play against Seoul American High School. 


On the weekend of September 24, our varsity football team made its first ever trip to South Korea to play against Seoul American High School, located just outside of downtown Seoul on Yongsan Army Base. This trip signaled the start of the Division I football season for our Mustangs after going 2 – 0 against Division II opponents.

Quarterback Jack Ambrosino (Grade 11) went 12/18, 196 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns and added another rushing touchdown. Senior Coe Laughlin, Jo Tsusaka (Grade 11) and Andrew Howe (Grade 10) all added rushing touchdowns to help lead our Mustangs to another shutout victory of 35 – 0. Receiver Sho Hatakeyama (Grade 12) led the team with 116 total receiving yards and a touchdown. So far our Mustangs have outscored their opponents 126 – 0.

During their trip, our team also visited the Korean War Museum and took a short walking tour of the surrounding area before heading to the game on Saturday. Our Mustangs football team will continue their quest for a Division I title when they host Kinnick High School this Saturday, October 1 at ASIJ. The junior varsity kickoff is at 3:30 and varsity follows at 5:15. Fight On!, a student group focused on the support of cancer-related organizations, will be hosting a pink-out during this weekend’s game for breast cancer awareness month, so be sure to wear all the pink you’ve got!