Demetrius Campos racked up four touchdowns and rushed for 151 yards Friday to help Juneau claim a 33-24 nonconference win over Colony, which is still looking for its first win of the season.
The game was a nonconference meeting between a large-school division team and a medium-school division team -- with the medium-division team coming out on top, and while playing on the road.
Campos rushed for touchdowns of 11 and 44 yards to give the Crimson Bears a 13-0 halftime lead.
Colony's Bryce Niver dashed 25 yards to cut Juneau's lead to 13-6 in the third quarter, but Juneau had an immediate answer -- two of them, in fact.
Campos bolted 33 yards on Juneau's first play after Niver's touchdown and on the next play reached the end zone on a 12-yard scamper. A holding penalty called the touchdown back, however -- and so Juneau again called Campos' number, and this time Campos went into the end zone from 18 yards out.
Campos, who rushed for his 151 yards on 20 carries, showed his versatility by scoring his fourth touchdown on a 22-yard reception from Dorian Isaak.
That gave Juneau a 27-6 lead. Colony made things interesting in the fourth quarter, when Niver connected with Antonio Bush for three touchdowns. Niver finished with 249 passing yards and 91 rushing yards.
Lathrop 42, Wasilla 32
Four weeks into the season, Lathrop clinched a playoff spot by overpowering Wasilla 42-32 in a Railbelt Conference game Friday in Fairbanks.
Chris Seminario rushed for two touchdowns, and Darrick O'Neal rushed for one and caught a pass for another to lead the Malemutes, who are 4-0 for the first time since 2004.
Seminario's touichdowns came on runs of 5 and 6 yards. O'Neal got his by breaking loose for a 46-yard run and collecting a 55-yard pass from Robert Tanner.
Devin Otto sparked Wasilla by rushing for four touchdowns.
Only two of Lathrop's wins have come in conference play, but that's enough to secure Lathrop a spot in the large-school playoffs because the five-team Railbelt will send three teams to the postseason.
West Valley 41, Houston 12
Charles Sudduth scored four times Friday to power West Valley's 41-12 nonconference romp over Houston in Fairbanks.
Suddoth passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two touchdowns in the game between large-school West Valley and medium-school Houston. He hit Elijah Connell with a 54-yard pass play in the first quarter and connected with Dv'nn Cooks for a 33-yarder in the second quarter, and then added second-half touchdowns on runs of 23 and 9 yards.
Houston scored once in the first half and once in the second half. River Ross caught a 3-yard pass from Nia Sachoe in the second quarter, and Waylon Soptic ran one yard for a fourth-quarter score.
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