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Cougars get their 3rd straight football win; Mustangs get their 1st

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: September 1, 2018
  • Published September 1, 2018

Chugiak’s Jeremiah Wilson (left) picks up yardage Friday in his team’s 17-14 win over Wasilla. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)

The Service Cougars won their third straight football game in impressive fashion and the Chugiak Mustangs won their first game in dramatic fashion on Friday night.

Facing a team that has played in the last five Division I state championship games, Service held the West Eagles scoreless in a 27-0 Cook Inlet Conference victory at West High.

It was the second straight shutout for the Cougars, who are 3-1 under new head coach Kahlil Boling and have matched their win total from last season's 3-6 campaign.

Jason Villanueva-Kaeo threw four touchdown passes to lead the Cougars, who were coming off a 37-0 win over Wasilla.

West, which has scored seven points in its last two games, dropped to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the CIC.

In Chugiak, Thomas Sitz kicked a 21-yard field goal with a little more than five minutes left to boost the Mustangs past Wasilla 17-14.

The win improved Chugiak to 1-3 overall and 1-0 in the Chugach Conference.

Chugiak took an early 14-0 lead on touchdown runs by Tyler Huffer (12 yards) and Jeremiah Wilson (71 yards).

With 22 seconds left in the half, Wasilla (1-3, 0-1) scored on Jordan Quenga's 2-yard run to make it 14-7 at the half.

The Warriors tied it 14-14 in the third quarter on Colton Lindquist's 3-yard run, setting the scene for the game-winning field goal by Sitz.

In other games Friday, Soldotna rolled past visiting West Valley 62-18 for its third straight win, Houston routed Homer 59-0 and Ketchikan remained undefeated in three games with a 54-24 win over Nikiski.

The game between Redington and Eielson was cancelled after Eielson's bus broke down on the Parks Highway near Talkeetna.

Saturday's games

Noon – Colony at Bartlett

1 p.m. – Monroe at Barrow

1 p.m. – Seward at Valdez

2 p.m. – South at East

2 p.m. – North Pole at Kenai

7 p.m. – Lathrop at Juneau

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