The Koshien Bowl, which decides the number one American football university in Japan, was held in the West Japan National Team, and Kwansei Gakuin University defeated Ritsumeikan University 34 to 24 to decide to participate for the sixth consecutive year.

On the other hand, in the deciding match of the East Japan national team, Hosei University beat Tohoku University 56 to 13 and decided to participate for the 18th time in 9 years.

The representative of Western Japan is the 55th time in a row for 6 years at Kwansei Gakuin University.

The West Japan National Team deciding match for the "Koshien Bowl" was held at Yodoko Sakura Stadium in Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, where Kwansei Gakuin University, which ranked first in the Kansai Student League, and Ritsumeikan University, which ranked second in the Kansai Student League, played against each other.



Kwansei Gakuin University led 17-3 in the first half by taking two touchdowns with a rampley that took advantage of the powerful offense line.



In the second half, both teams showed their strengths and competed for points alternately, and while Ritsumeikan University decided three touchdowns with a pass that it was good at, Kwansei Gakuin University also took two touchdowns with Lampley. , Kwansei Gakuin University's 7-point lead reached the final 4th quarter.



Then, in the 4th quarter, Kwansei Gakuin University blocked the pass attack of Ritsumeikan University and did not give a score, but escaped 34 to 24 and decided to participate in the 55th Koshien Bowl for 6 consecutive years.



Kimiaki Maeda, a fourth-year student who decided on two touchdowns including the first move, said, "I'm glad that my seniors were able to finish the run because the juniors did their best. The Koshien Bowl is the last match regardless of whether they win or lose. So I want to fight with the feelings of a challenger so that I have no regrets. "

East Japan representative participated in Hosei University for the first time in 9 years for the 18th time

On the other hand, in the deciding match of the East Japan National Team held in Chofu City, Tokyo, Hosei University beat Tohoku University 56 to 13 and decided to participate for the 18th time in 9 years.



As a result, Hosei University and Kwansei Gakuin University will play against each other at the Koshien Bowl, which will be held at Koshien Stadium on the 19th of this month.

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