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Nikiski starts strong

Holloway ties school record with 3 picks

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2006

The Nikiski football team opened its season with a 38-0 victory over the East junior varsity squad Saturday at Nikiski.

Sophomore Evan Holloway tied his brother, David, for the school record for interceptions with three, returning one for a touchdown, and also had another touchdown reception.

Tyler Payment also ran for two touchdowns for Nikiski, while Corey Smith had a pair of touchdown passes.

“We had some guys step up with Payment and Holloway,” Nikiski coach Ned Clooten said. “As a sophomore, we needed Evan to step up and he did that.”

Sophomore Beau Calderwood paced the Nikiski rushing attack with 81 yards on 16 carries. Also for the Bulldogs, Payment had 66 yards on seven carries and Josh Vance had 35 yards on eight carries.

The East JV was the third opening-day opponent for the Bulldogs. Ketchikan and Barrow both had to bow out of potential games on Saturday.

“We were definitely happy to get a game in,” Clooten said. “Our guys were ready to play.”

Clooten said his squad had just two reserves for the JV game and had three reserves for the varsity game that hadn’t played in the JV game.

Bulldogs 38, Thunderbirds JV 0

East JV 0 0 0 0 —0

Nikiski 24 8 6 0 —38

1st Quarter

Nik — Moore 4 pass from Smith (Moore pass from Smith), 5:24

Nik — E. Holloway 72 interception return (Smith run), 2:36

Nik — E. Holloway 37 pass from Smith (Calderwood run), 0:19

2nd Quarter

Nik — Payment 2 run (Moore pass from Smith), 8:01

3rd Quarter

Nik — Payment 24 run (kick failed), 5:48

East Nikiski

First downs 6 17

Rushes-yards 36-101 36-163

Passing yards 27 54

Return yards 0 89

Passing 2-9-3 3-5-0

Punts-avg 1-8 1-30

Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-2

Penalties-yards 10-71 5-35

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — East: Quenton 12-45, Kris 9-57, Ivan 9-24, Shaquell 5-(-21); Nikiski: Calderwood 16-81, Payment 7-66, Vance 8-35, Wik 1-3, Smith 2-(-12), Harrison 1-(-3), Thompson 1-(-7).

Passing — East: Shaquell 1-6-11-2, Robert 1-1-16-0, Matt 0-1-0-1, Quenton 0-1-0-0; Nikiski: Smith 3-5-54-0.

Receptions — East: Quenton 1-8, Kris 1-8; Nikiski: Holloway 1-37, Moore 2-17.

Skyview 36, Seward 13

Greg Bosick had three touchdowns to lead the Panthers to a nonconference victory over the Seahawks on Friday in Seward.

Mitch Harris hooked up with Dylan Beck for a pair of touchdowns to give the Seahawks a 13-0 lead.

Bosick scored late in the first half on a 5-yard run to put the Panthers on the board.

“We were missing two or three secondary players because of the soccer tournament, so we kind of got picked on right off the bat and lost a lot of momentum,” Skyview coach Phil Sheridan said. “Before the half, we started to assert our strength.”

Brad Mallette started the second half with an 84-yard kickoff return. Sheridan said his offensive line then took over in the second half. Bosick had a 29-yard touchdown in the third quarter and a 4-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Bosick finished with 197 yards, while Conrad Cobb had eight yards, Mallette had 26 yards and Eddie Buffington had 32 yards.

Panthers 36, Seahawks 13

Skyview 0 8 20 8 —36

Seward 7 6 0 0 —13

1st Quarter

Sew — Beck 23 pass from Harris (kick good)

2nd Quarter

Sew — Beck 46 pass from Harris (kick blocked)

Sky — Bosick 5 run (Cobb run)

3rd Quarter

Sky — Mallette 84 kickoff return (Bosick run)

Sky — Bosick 29 run (run failed)

4th Quarter

Sky — Bosick 4 run (Singleton pass from Buffington)

Skyview Seward

First downs 11 12

Fumbles-lost 3-3 4-4

Penalties-yards 7-70 8-74

Colony 41, Soldotna 6

The Stars opened up their season with a nonconference loss at Colony.

Chebon Jimenez had three touchdowns and 188 yards rushing for Colony, while Teddy Babcock passed for a touchdown and ran for another.

Mike Reed got Soldotna on the board with a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Reed led the Stars with 67 yards on the ground.

KNIGHTS 41, STARS 6

Soldotna 0 0 0 6 —6

Colony 13 14 14 0 —41

1st Quarter

Col — Jimenez 12 run (Percak-Dennett kick), 7:27

Col — Babcock 19 run (kick failed), 1:43

2nd Quarter

Col — Jimenez 3 run (run failed), 6:10

Col — Truax 15 pass from Babcock (Babcock run), 0:27

3rd Quarter

Col — Price 45 pass from Babcock (Percak-Dennett kick), 11:04

Col — Jimenez 18 run (kick failed), 6:00

4th Quarter

Sol — Reed 1 run (pass failed), 10:39

Sol Col

First downs 12 18

Rushes-yards 45-149 26 232

Passing yards 13 99

Return yards 175 130

Passes 2-8-1 6-7-0

Punts 4-31.3 0-0

Fumbles-lost 2-1 5-3

Penalties-yards 9-60 5-50

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — Soldotna: Reed 16-67, Tate 11-40, Griglione 7-27, Gardner 6-26, Hatt 1-1, Ciufo 1-(-4), Tachick 3-(-8); Colony: Jimenez 19-188, Coffman 4-41, Babcock 3-3.

Passing — Soldotna: Tachick 2-7-1-13, Griglione 0-1-0-0; Colony: Babcock 6-7-0-99.

Receiving — Soldotna: Seggerman 2-13; Colony: Percak-Dennett 4-39, Price 1-45, Truax 1-15.

Homer 12, Eielson 7

The Mariners defeated the host Ravens to avenge a one-point playoff defeat to Eielson last year.

Ethan Parker had a pair of touchdowns in the second half for Homer.

Neither team was able to do much in the first half due to a downpour. Homer had 10 fumbles in the game while Eielson had four.

Mariners 12, Ravens 7

Homer 0 0 6 6 —12

Eielson 0 0 0 6 —6

3rd Quarter

Hom — Parker 4 run (kick blocked), 10:51

4th Quarter

Eie — Rogers 6 run (Renfro kick), 6:41

Hom — Parker 1 run (run failed), 1:48

Hom Eie

First downs 9 4

Rushes-yards 51-176 34-83

Passing yards 32 3

Return yards 64 32

Passes 4-9-0 1-9-1

Punts 4-28.0 4-39.3

Fumbles-lost 10-4 5-2

Penalties-yards 9-60 7-45

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — Homer: McWilliams 12-63, Parker 16-57, Hagan 9-54, Layland 13-2, Frink 1-0; Eielson — Rogers 16-47, Renfro 12-34, Horn 1-3, Pew 1-3, Urbi 2-(-2).

Passing — Homer: Layland 4-9-0-32; Eielson: Renfro 1-9-1-3.

Receiving — Homer: Kenny 2-21, McWilliams 1-13, Parker 2-(-2); Eielson: Pew 1-3.



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