Two fourth-quarter interceptions by Bartlett's Abby Wilson helped the Golden Bears seal a 19-6 flag football win over Service in their Cook Inlet Conference season opener at Anchorage Football Stadium on Saturday.
"It was a defensive battle for three quarters," said Bartlett coach Steve Stansbury. "The two interceptions in the last four minutes is what gave us the win."
Wilson usually starts at receiver for Bartlett, but filled in for an injured teammate on defense. Bartlett led 13-6 with less than a minute remaining, when Wilson reeled in her second interception and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown.
Myna Lincoln, who caught three balls for 52 yards, put the Golden Bears on the board first when she caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Justice McCool in the first quarter.
Service tied it at 6-6 just before halftime, but Bartlett retook the lead on Sharione Hudson's 36-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown run. Wilson ran for an extra point to put Bartlett up by seven.
Amber Andrews led Bartlett rushers with 56 yards on 12 carries. Janae Walker led the Bartlett defense with 10 pulls, five of which were for a loss.
West 8, Eagle River 0
Shiccia Harris-Grant's 10-yard touchdown pass to Mekayla Winchester was enough to give West an 8-0 win against host Eagle River in a CIC flag football showdown Saturday.
Harris-Grant tacked on a two-point conversion to put the Eagles up by eight in what was primarily a defensive struggle.
"It was a physical game," West coach Travis Cantrell said.
Gracen Hanley led the West defense with six pulls and Winchester secured West's only interception.
Dimond 20, Chugiak 0
Tara Thompson threw three touchdown passes to lead Dimond past Chugiak 20-0 Saturday in a CIC flag football game at Dimond Alumni Field.
Rachel Brady, Kalie Suellentrop and Vanessa Tufaga all collected TD passes and Tufaga added 58 rushing yards on nine carries. Whitney Jackson sparked the Dimond defense with nine pulls and an interception.