X League title game set

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Quarterback Manabu Tatsumura completed a 35-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Ken Shimizu in the first quarter and made another to tight end Sumitaka Ando in the second period to power the Obic Seagulls to a 13-7 win over the Asahi Beer Silver Star at Yokohama Stadium in the X League Final 6 semifinals on Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Masahiro Ota made a 26-yard field goal in the second quarter and the Impulse defense preserved the lead as Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd. defeated the Kajima Deers 3-0 at Osaka’s Nagai Stadium.

The defending X League champion Impulse will take on the Seagulls at the Japan X Bowl at Tokyo Dome on Dec. 19.