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Japan downs Ashland, 20-0

OSAKA, Japan — Ashland struggled to finish off drives in a 20-0 loss to the Japan All-Stars in Pacific Rim Bowl XI Sunday.

The win gives Japan, which has won the last five Pacific Rim games, a 6-5 lead in the series, which dates back to 1988.

The Grizzlies couldn't cash in on several scoring opportunities, including a second-and-goal from the 1-yard line and a first-and-10 from the 10.

Japan led 7-0 at the half and 14-0 after completing a 55-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.