High school football roundup

Anchorage Daily News
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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