High school football roundup

Anchorage Daily News
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August 11, 2012 

West Valley 35, Chugiak 12

Lorenzo Graham rushed for two of West Valley's four rushing touchdowns Saturday to lead the Wolfpack of the Railbelt Conference to a season-opening 35-12 nonconference football victory over Chugiak of the Cook Inlet Conference in Fairbanks.

Graham scored on runs of 33 yards and 4 yards.

J.C. Cummings scored on a 15-yard run for West Valley and Dominick Anderson added a 30-yard score. Tucker Plass also hit Elijah Connell with a 46-yard touchdown strike.

Joshua Capers scored both of Chugiak's touchdowns, racking a 9-yard run in the first quarter and a 2-yarder in the third quarter.

Palmer 27, Soldotna 7

James Nisbett ignited Palmer with an 80-yard touchdown run in the first quarter Saturday, sparking a 27-7 nonconference victory over host Soldotna.

Zeth Meritt added a pair of touchdowns, each coming on short runs, and helped the Moose build a 27-0 lead before allowing Soldotna to reach the end zone. Nisbett rushed for 114 yards on 16 carries and helped Palmer amass 388 offensive yards.

Colony 56, Skyview 7

Bryce Niver and Wyatt Peltier combined for more than 200 yards rushing and four touchdowns Saturday to spearhead Colony's 56-7 nonconference victory over host Skyview in Soldotna.

Niver rushed 14 times for 134 yards and scored on runs of 4 yards and 25 yards. Peltier parlayed 11 carries in 93 yards and touchdown runs of 18 yards and 36 yards.

The Knights accumulated 456 yards total offense.

Eielson 26, Homer 6

Two first-half rushing touchdowns by Anthony Griffith sparked Eielson to a 26-6 win over visiting Homer in a nonconference football game Saturday.

Eielson led 14-0 at halftime, but Sheldon Hutt made it 14-6 with a third-quarter rushing touchdown. Eielson's Jovante Kincade tacked on two touchdowns, including a 38-yard fumble recovery, to cement the win.

Homer's Austin McGregor led all rushers with 175 yards.

Houston 26, Valdez 0

Houston quarterback Nai Saecheo connected twice with River Ross on touchdown passes Saturday, as Houston cruised by visiting Valdez 26-0 in a nonconference football game

Waylon Soppick was Houston's top rusher, scoring two touchdowns.

Monroe 16, Barrow 0

Monroe's Tyler Wells found the end zone on a six-yard run and Alex Callahan kicked field goals of 25, 26, and 27 yards to lead host Monroe to a 16-0 win over Barrow in a Greatland Conference football game Saturday.

Sitka 30, Ketchikan 8

Sitka's Mitchell Boord did it all in the Wolves' 30-8 season-opening win Saturday over Ketchkian.

He rushed for two touchdowns, threw for one, caught a pass for another and twice intercepted Ketchkan passes.

Boord finished with 50 passing yards on 4 of 9 throwing, 162 rushing yards on 17 carries and 48 receiving yards on one catch.

Leilehua 23, Service 15

A sluggish second quarter was too much for defending large-school state champion Service to overcome late Friday in a season-opening 23-15 nonconference loss to Leilehua in Honolulu.

A big run and a big pass from quarterback C.J. Toomer advanced the Cougars across midfield and down to the Mules' 30-yard line with 10 seconds remaining, but Toomer fumbled on the game's final play.

Service quarterback Amu Aukusitino, Alaska's offensive player of the year last season, led the Cougars to a touchdown on the game's opening drive, hitting a wide-open Thavun Srisaneha from 34 yards out.

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