Backup quarterback Tsubasa Takagi threw four touchdown passes and running back Samajie Grant rushed for 171 yards on nine carries to lead the defending X League champion Fujitsu Frontiers to a 31-13 victory over the Elecom Kobe Finies on Saturday in the X League playoff semifinals at Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki.

The Frontiers advanced to the Japan X Bowl for the seventh straight season. They will face the Panasonic Impulse on Dec. 16 at Tokyo Dome for the league title.

The Impulse beat the Obic Seagulls 24-14 at Expo Memorial Stadium in the day's other semifinal to advance to the X League championship game for the first time since 2015.