South, Eagle River claim flag football wins

AnchorageSeptember 21, 2013 

South 26, Service 0 

The South Wolverines scored three times on interception returns in the final two minutes of the first half Saturday in their 26-0 Cook Inlet Conference flag football shutout of Service at Anchorage Football Stadium.

Maddie Jungswirth started the scoring spree with a 30-yard interception return. Soon after that, Claire Lovering picked off a pass and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown. Then Jungswirth struck again for a 32-yard pick-six.

“We had some pretty big mistakes early on,” South coach Melanie Sugita said, “so it took a really negative atmosphere and made us all smile and say, 'Holy cow, we can’t believe we did that all in two minutes.’ ”

The defensive show of might lifted South (6-1) to a 20-0 halftime lead. In the second half, the Wolverines’ offense generated a third-quarter touchdown on Sabrina Ungara’s 35-yard dash, and the defense came up with another interception, this one by Grace Connelly, who was stopped immediately by Service (3-4).

“When Grace made her interception, we were all like, 'What, no pick six?’ ’’ Sugita said.

 

Eagle River 18, Chugiak 14

Eagle River’s Jazmin Mercado scored the game-winning touchdown with five minutes left in the game Saturday, delivering an 18-14 homecoming win over visiting Chugiak.

Mercado decided the Cook Inlet Conference flag football game with a 15-yard run. The Wolves defense sealed it by stopping Chugiak on fourth down at the Eagle River 5-yard line as time expired.

Lauren Frost, who rushed for 120 yards on nine carries, scored twice and had three interceptions for Eagle River (2-5). She opened the scoring with a 55-yard interception return and then added a 20-yard run on offense to lift the Wolves to a 12-0 halftime lead. 

Chugiak (2-5) came back with two third-quarter touchdowns to seize a 14-12 lead. Eagle River’s Jazmin Mercado scored the game-winning touchdown with five minutes left in the game Saturday, delivering an 18-14 homecoming win over visiting Chugiak.

Mercado decided the Cook Inlet Conference flag football game with a 15-yard run. The Wolves defense sealed it by stopping Chugiak on fourth down at the Eagle River 5-yard line as time expired.

Lauren Frost, who rushed for 120 yards on nine carries, scored twice and had three interceptions for Eagle River (2-5). She opened the scoring with a 45-yard interception return and then added a 19-yard run on offense to lift the Wolves to a 12-0 halftime lead. 

Chugiak (2-5) came back with two third-quarter touchdowns to seize a 14-12 lead.

Ashleigh Sitz threw a 31-yard TD pass to Holly Brehmer midway through the third quarter, and Brehmer rushed six yards for a score late in the quarter, setting the stage for Mercado’s game-winner.

 

 

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