Nikiski’s Mayaac Schmit blocks for Truit McCaughey on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Redington High School in Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Nikiski’s Mayaac Schmit blocks for Truit McCaughey on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Redington High School in Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Redington football tops Nikiski, stays perfect

Redington continued its outstanding start to the 2021 football season, advancing to 5-0 with a 62-12 nonconference win over Nikiski (1-4 overall) on Friday night at Redington Jr./Sr. High School.

Despite the lopsided loss, the Bulldogs are one of the few teams that can lay claim to having taken a lead on the Huskies this year. Dwyght Mullins took the opening kickoff 75 yards down the sideline to the Redington 11-yard line.

Just six plays later, the Bulldogs struck first against the Huskies, who are averaging nearly 50 points per game this season. Junior quarterback Brady Bostic rolled out to his right and found an opening in the Redington defense, scampering untouched into the end zone to give Nikiski the 6-0 lead early.

Mullins was later injured early in the first half, leaving the Bulldogs down a man on offense and defense.

The Redington offense would rattle off 46 straight points following Bostic’s early touchdown. The Huskies led Nikiski 46-6 at halftime.

Simon Grenier was the second Bulldog to reach the end zone, capping a lengthy drive that chewed up most of the third quarter and proved that the Bulldogs were not ready to quit playing hard. After converting a pair of tough third downs, Grenier bullied his way into the end zone from 5 yards out to cut the deficit to 34 points, just one point shy of the high school football equivalent of the mercy rule where a 35-point lead in the fourth quarter will allow the clock to run.

Redington needed just 1:32 to re-establish its mercy-rule-inducing lead when Jaden Spaulding scored from 20 yards out late in the third quarter.

The Huskies would intercept Bostic to start the fourth quarter, which allowed Redington quarterback Wayde Bowman to fling a pass deep into the night which landed in the hands of Bryce Murdock for a 58-yard touchdown. Spaulding tacked on the two-point conversion to give the Huskies a 50-point lead.

The Huskies will travel to Homer to play the Mariners next week and the Bulldogs will take on Valdez.

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