Medium and small school football: Oct. 12


Monroe 40, Barrow 0

Tyler Wells connected with Alex Callahan for 129 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, powering Monroe to a 40-0 shutout of Barrow in a small-school semifinal football game in Fairbanks.

Callahan caught five passes and took two of them in for touchdown, including a 54-yard play that opened the scoring.

Callahan also booted two field goals and four PATs. Wells, who completed 10 of 13 passes for 160 yards, rushed 17 yards for a touchdown.

Monroe's defense got on the scoreboard in the second quarter when linebacker Grand Olson rumbled 90 yards with a fumble, lifting the Rams to a 27-0 halftime lead.

Monroe faces Nikiski in Saturday's state championship game at Anchorage Football Stadium. Kickoff is at noon.

Kenai 47, Kodiak 7

Jace Daniels, who opened the season with a state-record single-game rushing performance, turned in another big performance Saturday to carry Kenai to a 47-7 rout of Kodiak in a medium-school quarterfinal game in Kenai.

Daniels rushed for six touchdowns, including five in the first half as the Kardinals rolled to a 41-6 lead.

He finished with 170 yards on 20 carries -- far short of the single-game state rushing record he set on the first week of the season, when he racked up 488 yards and scored seven touchdowns.

The win sends the Kards into a Saturday semifinal against Juneau at Dimond Alumni Field. Juneau received a first-round bye.

North Pole 55, Ketchikan 6

Garrett Sommer and Lance Wright teamed up to give North Pole an early lead Saturday in a 55-6 rout of Ketchikan in a medium-school football quarterfinal game in Fairbanks.

Sommer connected with Wright for three straight touchdowns in the first quarter. Wright scored on plays of 13, 35 and 47 yards.

Soldotna 69, Houston 13

Soldotna remained undefeated Saturday in impressive fashion, steamrolling Houston 69-13 in a medium-school quarterfinal game in Soldotna.

The Stars, who led 47-0 at the half, face North Pole in a semifinal game Saturday at Anchorage's Dimond Alumni Field.