Soldotna’s Zac Buckbee rushes against Wasilla on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

Soldotna’s Zac Buckbee rushes against Wasilla on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

Soldotna football rolls past Wasilla, stays perfect

Another trip to the Mat-Su, and another big win for the Soldotna Stars.

Soldotna ran to a 48-14 win over the Wasilla Warriors on Friday night at Wasilla High. Last week, the Stars pounded Palmer 55-7 in Palmer.

Friday, Soldotna used six rushing touchdowns to improve to 7-0 overall. The Stars also clinched one of the two postseason berths in the Division II Northern Lights Conference by improving to 3-0 in the league.

The Warriors fall to 1-2 in the league and 3-4 overall and are eliminated from postseason contention.

Gehret Medcoff rushed for three touchdowns in the win on scores of 9, 18 and 8 yards. Zac Buckbee dove in for a pair of 1-yard scores. Wyatt Faircloth added a 1-yard run.

Medcoff also returned a fumble 15 yards for a score in the opening minute of the game.

Wasilla spoiled the shutout bid with Jimmy Lackey’s 71-yard touchdown run. Max Lason added a 1-yard touchdown catch during the final moments of the game.

Wasilla did become the first team this season to force Soldotna to punt. That came with 6:53 left in the first quarter.

Soldotna 48, Wasilla 14

Friday, Wasilla High

First quarter

Soldotna — Medcoff 15 fumble return (O’Reagan kick) 11:01

Soldotna — Medcoff 9 run (Buckbee run) 2:25

Second quarter

Soldotna — Faircloth 1 run (O’Reagan kick) 11:55

Soldotna — Buckbee 1 run (O’Reagan kick) 6:01

Soldotna — Buckbee 1 run (kick failed) 00:06

Third quarter

Soldotna — Medcoff 19 run (O’Reagan kick) 9:19

Soldotna — Medcoff 8 run (O’Reagan kick) 0:24

Wasilla — Lackey 71 run (Litvinchuck kick) 00:02

Fourth quarter

Wasilla — Larson 1 pass from Huffman (Litvinchuck kick) 4:58

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Soldotna: Medcoff 15-117, Faircloth 10-132, Peck 6-51, Buckbee 6-18, Wong 3-11, Hinds 3-6, Huff 1-3, O’Reagan 1-2; Wasilla: Huffman 17-28, Lackey 4-76, Grisso 4-13, Creech 1-5, Feezel 1-(-15)

PASSING — Soldotna: Buckbee 4-7-0–65, Ohneamus 0-1-0–0; Wasilla: Huffman 12-23-2–142

RECEIVING — Soldotna: Medcoff 2-21, Gavalis 1-23, Miller 1-19; Wasilla: Grisso 5-95, Larson 3-24, Butcher 1-12, Lackey 1-6, Freezel 1-3, Smith 1-2

Soldotna’s Wyatt Faircloth rushes against Wasilla on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

Soldotna’s Wyatt Faircloth rushes against Wasilla on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

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