Prep football roundup

  • By Staff Report
  • Saturday, August 22, 2015 11:42pm
  • Sports

The Nikiski football team improved to 1-1 overall with a 42-12 victory in Barrow on Saturday.

Both the Bulldogs and the Whalers (0-2 overall) play in the small-schools division, with Nikiski in the Peninsula Conference and Barrow in the Aurora Conference.

The Bulldogs had a 14-6 lead after one quarter and a 14-12 lead at halftime before dominating in the second half to the tune of 28-0.

Eielson 61, Homer 18

The defending small-schools state champion Ravens used a punishing rushing attack to turn back the host Mariners on Saturday.

The Ravens, of the Aurora Conference, had 386 rushing yards against the Mariners of the small-schools Peninsula Conference.

Kalib Dunlap led the way on the ground for Eielson with 13 rushes for 164 yards and three touchdowns, while Caleb Velez had seven carries for 89 yards and two scores. Antonio Griffith and Andrew North added rushing scores for the Ravens, who had a 33-0 lead after the first quarter.

For Homer, Teddy Croft finished 10 of 18 for 152 yards and two TDS and two interceptions.

Homer’s first score came in the second quarter, when Croft found Michael Swoboda for a 31-yard score. Croft also had a 13-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter. In the third quarter, Croft had a 6-yard touchdown to Josh Fisk.

Houston 45, Seward 12

Seward quarterback Rhett Sieverts tried to rally the Seahawks, but the Houston Hawks ran away with the victory.

Sieverts tossed a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes to pull Seward within a touchdown, but Houston scored four times during the final six minutes of the third quarter to spark a 45-12 small-schools win over Seward at Houston High on Saturday night.

Senior Noah Griffeth provided a quick answer to Seward’s second touchdown pass, returning the ensuing kickoff 68 yards for a score. Griffeth followed with a 29-yard touchdown run, his fourth score of the game, less than four minutes later. Later Ben Pelesasa broke free for a 43-yard touchdown run late in the quarter, and Isaak Jirik capped Houston’s big third quarter with a 6-yard touchdown run.

Both Griffeth (130) and Pelesasa (125) eclipsed 100 yards rushing to help Houston, of the Aurora Conference, improve to 2-0. Seward, of the Peninsula Conference, fell to 0-2.

Sieverts led the Seahawks with 99 yards passing and two touchdowns. Nik Pahno and Nick Woodard each caught a touchdown pass for the Seahawks.

Monroe Catholic 52,
Voznesenka 0

Sparked by a pair of fumble recoveries for touchdowns in the first quarter, the visiting Rams rolled past the Cougars in Homer.

Both are small schools, with Voznesenka in the Peninsula Conference and Monroe in the Aurora Conference.

Caleb Thomas rushed 14 times for 206 yards and three touchdowns for Monroe. Brian Meyer, Grant Olson and Josh Gray added rushing touchdowns. Isaac Allen and Thomas had the fumble recoveries for scores.

David Sanarov led the Cougars on the ground with 19 rushes for 62 yards. Nikit Anufriev hit 6 of 15 passes for 74 yards for Voznesenka.

Ravens 61, Mariners 18

Eielson 33 21 7 0 —61

Homer 0 12 6 0 —18

1st Quarter

Eie — Dunlap 5 run (Paul kick), 10:57.

Eie — Dunlap 23 run (Paul kick), 6:46.

Eie — Brown 14 pass from Griffith (kick failed), 5:55.

Eie — Gustafson 42 fumble recovery (kick failed), 3:49.

Eie — North 34 run (Paul kick), 0:34.

2nd Quarter

Eie — Velez 29 run (Paul kick), 11:00.

Hom — Swoboda 31 pass from Croft, 8:31.

Eie — Griffith 43 run (Paul kick), 7:58.

Eie — Velez 3 run (Paul kick), 4:42.

Hom — Croft 13 run, 1:59.

3rd Quarter

Eie — Dunlap 16 run (Paul kick), 6:00.

Hom — Fisk 6 pass from Croft, 4:59.

Eie Hom

First downs 18 13

Rushes-yards 39-386 24-98

Passing yards 14 152

Comp-att-int 1-3-0 10-19-2

Punts 0-0 2-28.0

Fumbles 0-0 2-0

Penalties 5-46 10-89

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — Eielson: Griffith 6-49, Dunlap 13-164, Velez 7-89, Brown 2-15, North 5-53, Manibusan 4-4, Scarboro 1-9, Benjamin 1-3. Homer: Croft 8-31, Stephens 6-24, Fisk 10-43.

Passing — Eielson: Griffith 1-3-0—14. Homer: Croft 10-18-2—152, Swoboda 0-1-0—0.

Receiving — Eielson: Brown 1-14. Homer: Felde 4-34, Sumption 1-27, Fisk 2-24, Swoboda 3-67.

Rams 52, Cougars 0

Monroe 12 14 20 6 —52

Voznesenka 0 0 0 0 —0

1st Quarter

Mon — Allen 1 fumble return, 4:56.

Mon — Thomas 15 fumble return, 1:03.

2nd Quarter

Mon — Thomas 50 run, 8:00.

Mon — Olson 10 run (Meyer run), 1:35.

3rd Quarter

Mon — Meyer 52 run, 11:00.

Mon — Thomas 73 run (Olson kick), 6:56.

Mon — Thomas 24 run (Olson), 3:57.

4th Quarter

Mon — Gray 4 run, 12:00.

Mon Voz

First downs 14 6

Rushes-yards 31-396 41-72

Passing yards -77 74

Comp-att-int 1-4-1 6-15-1

Punts 0-0 2-(-22)

Fumbles 5-5 3-3

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — Monroe: Meyer 4-84, Thomas 14-206, Olson 8-75, Gray 1-4, Maines 4-27. Voznesenka: Martishev 1-(-8), Sanarov 19-62, N. Anufriev 20-18, D. Anufriev 1-0.

Passing — Monroe: Meyer 1-4-1—(-77); Voznesenka: N. Anufriev 6-15-1—74.

Receiving — Eielson: Olson 1-(-77). Voznesenka: Konev 1-24, Martishev 2-41, K. Reutov 1-10, D. Anufriev 2-(-1).

Hawks 45, Seahawks 12

First quarter

Houston — Griffeth 41 run (Ruth kick) 2:23.

Second quarter

Houston — Griffeth 5 run (kick blocked) 8:05.

Houston — Pelesasa 18 run (kick failed) 4:35.

Third quarter

Seward — Pahno 21 pass from Sieverts (run failed) 11:41.

Seward — Woodard 19 pass from Sieverts (pass failed) 6:24.

Houston — Griffeth 68 kickoff return (kick blocked) 6:13.

Houston — Griffeth 29 run (Ruth kick) 2:34.

Houston — Pelesasa 43 run (pass failed) 2:04.

Houston — Jirik 6 run (Ruth kick) 0:54.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Seward: Wilps 8-6, Sieverts 8-(-39), Pahno 3-3, Olesuik 3-0, Osbourne 2-(-1), Osborn 1-(-5); Houston: Pelesasa 15-125, Griffeth 11-130, Jirik 8-50, Ritter 5-(-32), Barrett 3-16, Seims 1-1, Van Tyler 1-0, Ruta 1-(-1)

PASSING — Seward: Sieverts 5-13-1—99, Pahno 0-1-1—0; Houston: Ritter 1-2-0—14.

RECEIVING — Seward: Wilps 3-59, Pahno 1-21, Woddard 1-19; Houston: Watson 1-14.

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