Japan American Football Association | X-League 2017-2019

X-League Logo [Reference: 11]

JAFA X-League 2017

Super 9
*Panasonic Impulse66006
*Fujitsu Frontiers65105
*Nojima Sagamihara Rise64204
*Lixil Deers64204
IBM Big Blue64204
Orbic Seagulls63303
Elecom Kobe Phi Needs63303
Asahi Beer Silver Star62402
Asahi Drink Club Challengers62404
Battle 9
*All Mitsubishi Lions64204
*As One Black Eagles63303
Meiji Yasuda Penta Ocean Pirates63303
Nagoya Cyclones63303
Fuji Xerox Minerva63303
Tokyo Gas Creators62402
Metropolitan Police Deprtment62402
Club Hawkeye61501
Bulls FC60600
Japan X-League 2017 Final Standings [Reference: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Wild Card Playoffs
05.11.2017Asahi Beer Silver Star17All Mitsubishi Lions20
05.11.2017Elecom Kobe Fines47As One Black Eagles13
11.11.2017Nojima Sagamihara Rise22Obic Seagulls41
11.11.2017Fujitsu Frontiers34Elecom Kibe Phinees7
11.11.2017LIXIL Deers31IBM BigBlue51
12.11.2017Panasonic Impulse20All Mitsubishi Lions3
26.11.2017Fujitsu Frontiers7Obic Seagulls0
26.11.2017Panasonic Impulse24IBM BigBlue31
Japan X BowlTokyo Dome
18.12.2017Fujitsu Frontiers63IBM BigBlue23
Rice BowlX-League v College
03.01.2018Fujotsu Frontiers37Nihon Phoenix9
Japan X-League Playoffs 2017 [Reference: 4-5]

JAFA X-League 2018

Super 9
*Fujitsu Frontiers66006
*Panasonic Impulse65105
*IBM Big Blue65105
*Nojima Sagamihara Rise64204
*Orbic Seagulls64204
*Elecom Kobe Phi Needs63303
*Lixil Deers62402
*Asahi Beer Silver Star62402
Asahi Drink Club Challengers62402
Battle 9
*Tokyo Gas Creators65105
*All Mitsubishi Lions63303
As One Black Eagles63303
Meiji Yasuda Penta Ocean Pirates62402
Fuji Xerox Minerva AFC62402
Dentsu Caterpillars62402
Nagoya Cyclones62402
Bullseyes Tokyo61502
Japan X-League 2018 Final Standings [Reference: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Wild-Card Playoff
04.11.2018Asahi Beer Silver Star6All Mitsubishi Lions17
04.11.2018LIXIL Deers7Tokyo Gas Creators14
Quarter Final
10.11.2018Nojima Sagamihara Rise25OBIC Seagulls42
10.11.2018Fujitsu Frontiers35All Mitsubishi Lions7
10.11.2018IBM BigBlue34Elecom Kobe Finies23
10.11.2018Panasonic Impulse45Tokyo Gas Creators0
25.11.2018Fujitsu Frontiers13OBIC Seagulls10
25.11.2018Panasonic Impulse17IBM Big Blue24
Japan X BowlTokyo Dome
17.12.2018Fujitsu Frontiers35IBM Big Blue18
Rice BowlX-League v College
03.01.2018Fujitsu Frontiers52Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters17
Japan X-League Playoffs 2018 [Reference: 3]

Japan X-League 2019

X1 Super
*Fujitsu Frontiers77007
*Orbic Seagulls76106
*Panasonic Impulse75205
Elecom Kobe Phi Needs73403
IBM BigBlue73403
Tokyo Gas Creators73403
All Mitsubishi Lions71601
Nojima Sagamihara Rise71601
X1 Area
Asahi Drink Club Challengers66006
Asahi Beer Silver Stars64204
LIXIL Deers64204
Meiji Yasuda Penta Ocean Pirates64204
Dentsu Caterpillars64204
Fuji Xerox Minerva AFC64204
Miraifu Fukuoka 64204
Nagoya Cyclones63303
Metropolitan Police Department61501
As One Black Eagles60600
AFC Cranes60600
Japan X-League Standings 2019 [Reference: 6]
DateHome TeamAway Team
30.11.2019Elecom Kobe13Fujitsu Frontiers31
30.11.2019Panasonic Impulse24Orbic Seagulls14
Japan X BowlTokyo Dome
16.12.2019Panasonic Impulse26Fujitsu Frontiers28
Rice BowlX-League v College
03.01.2020Fujitsu Frontiers38Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters14
Japan X-League 2019 Playoffs [Reference: 8-10]

Note: WS = Winning Stars


The Fujitsu Frontiers won their 4th consecutive Rice Bowl on 3rd January 2020, overwhelming the Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters for the second year in a row, deafeating them by a score of 38-14 in early 2020, after winning 52-17 at the end of the 2018 in early January 2019.

They had a similar resounding victory at the end of the 2017 season, when they won 37-9 against Nihon Phoenix.


The X-League is the Professional American Football League Section of the Japan American Football Association. The X-League itself is divided into three Divisions (X1, X2, X3) based on ability, with the X1 League split into a Super 9 and Battle 9 (Top and Bottom) with playoffs to follow. The teams are known as “Social Teams” as opposed to the College Teams, and are made up of Big Businesses.

The winners of the X Bowl meet the College Champions in the Rice Bowl, the Ultimate Game in Japanese American Football.

Action from the 73rd Rice Bowl – January 2020 [Reference: 12]



[1] X-League (2018) Score [2017] [Internet] Available from: http://www.xleague.com/score/ [Accessed 20 January 2018]

[2] X-League (2018) Score [2018] [Internet] Available from: http://www.xleague.com/score/ [Accessed 21 February 2019]

[3] X-League (2018) 2018 X League Game Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://www.xleague.com/english/schedule.php [Accessed 21 February 2019]

[6] X-League (2018) Standings [2019] [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.jp/standing [Accessed 7 January 2020]

[7] X-League (2018) 2019 X League Game Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://www.xleague.com/english/schedule.php [Accessed 7 January 2020]

[8] X-League (2018) 2019 Schedule / Results [Final] [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.jp/section/final [Accessed 7 January 2020]

[9] X-League (2018) 2019 Schedule / Results [Semifinals] [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.jp/section/sf [Accessed 7 January 2020]

[10] X-League (2018) [73rd Rice Bowl] Overwhelming student champion in offense and defense, Fujitsu achieves 4th consecutive victory in Thailand [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.jp/news/7464 [Accessed 7 January 2020]

Internet Archive

[4] X-League | Wayback Machine (2018) 2017 X League Game Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20180104221119/http://www.xleague.com/schedule [Accessed 8 January 2020]

[5] X-League | Wayback Machine (2018) 2017 X League Match Result [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20190701111404/http://www.xleague.com/kiroku/archive/result_list.php?url_id=Y2017/L1 [Accessed 8 January 2020]


[11] X-League (2020) X-Logo [Internet] Available from: https://s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/xleague/images/xlogo.png [Accessed 7 January 2020]

[12] X-League (2020) 73rd Rice Bowl Photo [Internet] Available from: https://s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/xleague/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/001_m5_01801.jpg [Accessed 7 January 2020]


Thanks to Caoilfhion Nic Fhearai & Grant Farrell.

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