West flag football team stops South late

Shiccia Harris-Grant's fourth-quarter touchdown run lifted West to a 19-18 win over South in a Cook Inlet Conference flag football game Friday at Anchorage Football Stadium.

Harris-Grant, who also threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Annie Rush in the first quarter, scored the game-winner when she sprinted into the right corner of the end zone from five yards out with less than five minutes remaining.

West trailed 18-7 early in the third quarter, but Anna Sophia-Roberts put the Eagles on the comeback trail with a 25-yard scoring run to make it 18-13 before the third period ended.

South scored all three of its touchdowns on passes from Sierra Mains, who connected with Sarah Lundgren, Sabrina Ungaro and Julia Carmack on the scores. The Wolverines had a chance to win in the game's closing seconds, but the West defense stood strong on two consecutive downs inside its own 10-yard line to close the win.

"We had a great defensive game," West coach Travis Cantrell said. "Our defense won this game for us."

Dimond 34, Service 14

Vanessa Tufaga rushed for three touchdowns and Tara Thompson threw two touchdown passes to Kalie Suellentrop to propel Dimond past Service 34-14 Friday in a CIC flag football game at Dimond.

Tufaga rushed for 97 yards on 17 carries, including scoring runs of five, six and nine yards. Suellentrop caught four passes for 36 yards, including scoring strikes of 12 and five yards. Thompson contributed 99 yards on 7 of 10 passing and added 51 rushing yards on 10 carries.

Thompson and Gabby Coleman each came up with an interception and four pulls, one each for a loss, to spark a defense that also featured seven pulls from Tufaga and five pulls and an interception from Lauren Heinz.

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