The Homer Mariners lost 47-6 to Barrow in a nonconference meeting Saturday afternoon in Homer.
With the absence of quarterback Teddy Croft, who was taken out of last week’s season opener with concussion symptoms, Homer struggled to effectively move the ball. The Mariners racked up 110 total yards of offense while Barrow rolled with 399.
Homer trailed 35-0 at halftime thanks to three first-quarter touchdown run by Barrow’s Travis Adams, who scored from 14, 7 and 3 yards out. Adams finished with 74 grounds yards, picking up nearly 10 yards a carry, while Barrow teammate Benjamin Heather torched Homer with 134 yards and two touchdown runs.
Sean Love led Homer with 14 rushing yards.
Kagan Stockton went 6 for 21 with 89 passing yards and a touchdown from under center, while Homer quarterback Jaime Rios was 3 for 14 with 80 yards and a scoring strike. Rios accounted for Homer’s lone touchdown with a 65-yard bomb to Joe Ravin in the third quarter.
Monroe 49, Voznesenka 0
Saturday afternoon at Kiwanis Field in Fairbanks, the Monroe Catholic Rams forced eight turnovers they shut out the Cougars in a nonconference football game that was played in a consistent drizzle.
The Rams (2-0) recovered with four fumbles and intercepted Cougars quarterback Azure Reutov four times.
Along with forcing turnovers, the Rams also held the Cougars (0-1), who were playing with 13 players, to 125 yards of offense.
Reutov was 8 of 24 passing for 90 yards and added 32 yards on the ground. Kalinik Reutov caught four of those passes for 43 yards.
In the first half, the Rams recovered two fumbles and had two interceptions. They turned those four turnovers into three touchdowns, including a 20-yard fumble return from Rams sophomore Josh Gray with 1:19 left in the first quarter. Gray, who finished with 15 yards rushing on five carries, scored the Rams first touchdown on a 1-yard toss around the right side earlier in the opening 12 minutes.
Jordan Higbee, who caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Brantley in the first half, capped off the game with a 35-yard interception return with 4:04 left. Higbee caught four passes for 37 yards while Brantley went 9 of 12 through the air for 111 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
Caleb Thomas ran for 103 yards on 10 carries for the Rams, who had 160 yards rushing as a team. Thomas also scored twice.
Valdez 26, Seward 14
The Seahawks lost a nonconference clash between small-schools opponents Saturday in Valdez. Seward dropped to 0-2 overall with the loss.
Fairbanks News Miner reporter Tim O’Donnell contributed to this report
Whalers 47, Mariners 6
Barrow 19 16 6 6 —47
Homer 0 0 6 0 —6
Bar — Adams 14 run (Heather kick), 9:23
Bar — Adams 7 run (kick failed), 6:03
Bar — Adams 3 run (kick failed), 1:58
Bar — Heather 6 run (Stockton to Adams)
Bar — Team safety, 6:35
Bar — Tuifua 19 pass from Stockton (kick failed), 4:25
Hom — Ravin 65 pass from Rios (kick failed), 5:31
Bar — Heather 2 run (kick failed), 2:02
Bar — Stockton 15 run (kick failed), 7:39
First downs 20 3
Rushes-yds 41-290 19-25
Pass yds 109 85
Comp-att-int 7-22-2 5-20-1
Return yds 13 0
Punts 0 3
Fumbles 1-0 1-1
Penalties 6-50 5-40
Rushing — Hom: Love 8-14, Rios 6-10, Smith 1-(-7), Beck 2-3, Felde 2-5. Bar: Heather 18-134, Stockton 13-75, Adams 8-74, Mila 2-7.
Passing — Hom: Rios 3-14-1—80, Felde 2-5-0—5. Bar: Stockton 6-21-2—89, Adams 1-1-0—20.
Receiving — Hom: Heimbold 1-5, Love 2-16, Ravin 2-64. Bar: Fruean 2-26, Tuifua 2-35, Miller 1-19, Adams 2-29.