Flag football: Wins for Service, South, East, Dimond

sports@adn.comSeptember 7, 2013 

Kearira Caldarera's third-quarter touchdown pass lifted Service to a 12-6 come-from-behind win over Chugiak in a Cook Inlet Conference flag football game Saturday at Anchorage Football Stadium.

Chugiak grabbed a 6-0 lead when it intercepted a Caldarera pass in the end zone and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown.

Service struck back with a pick-six of its own when Hayleigh VanAllen returned an interception 75 yards to forge a 6-6 halftime lead.

Caldarera totaled 189 yards on 21 of 30 passing. Zoe Bailey caught eight of them for 80 yards and Mariah Williams caught six for 30 yards.



South 27, Eagle River 6

Hailey Hakala and Claire Lovering scored on long catch-and-run plays Saturday to help carry South past Eagle River 27-6 in CIC flag football action at Eagle River.

Different quarterbacks figured in the two plays. Hakala caught a 15-yard pass from Julia Karmack and dashed another 25 yards with the ball for a second-quarter touchdown, and Lovering caught a 20-yard pass from McKenzie Smith and added another 20 yards to the play on the ground for a third-quarter touchdown.

Smith opened the scoring for South (3-1) with a 10-yard run in the first quarter, and Sabrina Ungaro ended it with a 60-yard run in the fourth quarter. Hailey Hodgson and Kalli Albright each caught PAT passes for the Wolverines.

Eagle River scored on a hook-and-ladder play in the fourth quarter.



Dimond 27, Bartlett 0

The Dimond flag football team extended its winning streak to 21 games Saturday, taking down Bartlett 27-0 in a CIC game at AFS.

The defending CIC champion Lynx went 17-0 last season and are 4-0 this season, having outscored opponents 134-0. The Lynx almost surrendered their first points of the season Saturday on the final play of the first half, but Tara Thompson made a critical pull to down a Bartlett runner at the 1-yard line.

Dimond's Vanessa Tufaga scored three touchdowns Saturday, two rushing and one receiving. She finished with 128 rushing yards, scoring on runs of 12 and 59 yards. Tufaga's receiving touchdown was an eight-yarder from Thompson, who completed all seven of her pass attempts. Thompson also fired a 14-yard touchdown pass to Lauren Hines.

Tufaga and Hines led the defense with four pulls and three pulls, respectively, with Neno Martinez and Yuhwa Hu each adding interceptions.

Dimond, which will next face East on Wednesday, is chasing its fifth CIC title in seven seasons.



East 7, West 0

Sophomore Grace Wiggins scored the game's only touchdown and provided stellar defense Saturday to lift East to a 7-0 CIC flag football win over West.

Wiggins ran about 30 yards on an option play to score early in the second quarter at Anchorage Football Stadium.

She also intercepted two passes to give the young T-birds (1-3) their first victory of the season.

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