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Clutch plays boost Dimond past East in flag football overtime thriller

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: September 9
  • Published September 9

A flag football face-off between a pair of undefeated teams was decided in overtime Saturday at East High.

Dimond's Angelline Nageak scored the deciding point on a three-yard conversion run to lift the Lynx to a 13-12 Cook Inlet Conference squeaker over East.

East (7-1) led for most of the game, thanks to Fua Filoialli's 10-yard touchdown pass to Jessica Titzel, which gave the T-birds a 6-0 halftime edge.

Dimond (8-0) tied the game with less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter when Sunshine Meraz tossed a one-yard TD pass to Haley Rogers.

In overtime, where each team gets four downs, both teams needed all four downs.

The T-birds, who had the ball first, cashed in on their final play with Filoialli's 1-yard run. The extra-point attempt failed, giving them a 12-6 lead.

On Dimond's fourth down, Nageak took the ball one yard into the end zone to knot the score 12-12. Her conversion run from three yards broke the tie.

Nageak finished with 118 yards on 18 carries. Powering the Dimond defense were D'Shaunna Schuster (10 pulls, four for losses) and Mahailey Sullivan (eight pulls, four for losses).

South 25, Service 0

The South Wolverines picked off five passes Saturday on their way to a 25-0 CIC shutout of Service.

Maris Soland intercepted three passes and Hailey Smith and Leila Bond each snatched one. Bond returned hers 25 yards for a touchdown.

Also contributing on defense was Willow Oswald, who pulled seven flags.

Offensively, South quarterback Shelby Ottum completed 11 of 13 passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Bond caught a 25-yard TD and Carmen Carlson caught a five-yarder.

The Wolverines got another passing touchdown from Rhylee Reed, who connected with Emily Hazelbaker for a 29-yard scoring play.

On Friday, Service took a 19-0 nonconference win over Lathrop. Autumn Blair threw touchdowns passes to Stephanie Fontaine and Sherlyn Crutcher, and Maya Brubaker supplied a 30-yard pick-six.

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