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Kenai's Chimphalee has 8 touchdowns in rout of Kings

Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2007

Eddie Buffington's 7-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was all visiting Skyview needed as they limited Valdez to a total of 23 yards in defeating the Buccaneers, 6-0, on Saturday.

One week after rushing for 294 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Panthers to a lopsided victory over Nikiski, Buffington ran for 101 yards on 21 carries while Conrad Cobb added 19 yards on six carries.

"Their defense was tough. Our defense was tough. We were just hammering it at each other," said first-year Skyview coach Jerry Byrne. "I think we just had a little bit more power with Eddie and Conrad and just kept punching away, doing dives and runs up the middle and lead blocking. We just had to grind it out."

The Panthers, once again, relied heavily on their ground attack as quarterback Michael Thornton completed only 1-of-5 passes for seven yards with no interceptions.

Brad Lapp added an interception for Skyview's defense, which held Valdez to minus-2 yards rushing.

Kenai 61, Ketchikan 0

Senior Bill Chimphalee rushed for 233 yards and eight touchdowns in leading visiting Kenai to a route of Ketchikan in the Northern Lights Conference opener for both teams.

While he didn't surpass his 312 yards from Week 1, Chimphalee made his runs count Saturday, scoring on jaunts of 52, 14, 8, 16, 7, 26, 31 and 27 yards and even added a two-point conversion.

Quarterback Daniel Gustkey passed for 10 yards his lone completion to Cody Booth added 31 more on the ground and was 3-of-6 on extra-point attempts.

Billy Kiefer also found the end zone once from 9 yards out while running for 37 yards.

Jumping in front 47-0 at halftime, a running clock was used throughout the second half as the Kardinals defense limited the Kings to minus-97 yards of total offense.

Kodiak 40, Homer 12

The Bears jumped in front 20-0 in the first quarter and never looked back in topping the Mariners in a key showdown between Northern Lights Conference foes.

Kodiak QB Jimmy Eggemeyer who was 7-for-10 with one INT tossed two early touchdowns, the first a 30-yarder to Jon Bryant and the second a 63-yard bomb to Andy Dittman, giving the Bears a 13-0 edge with 5:13 still to play in the opening frame.

A Dittman 23-yard TD scamper about four minutes later extended the cushion before Homer's Matt Tyrell cut the deficit to 20-6 when he returned the second-half kickoff 90 yards to the house.

But Michael O'Dell made it 26-6 when he ran in from 10 yards out and Eric Schwances opened the fourth quarter with a 20-yard TD jaunt for a commanding 33-6 advantage.

Mariners' QB Corey Sutherland who was 6-of-16 for 102 yards with two interceptions hooked up with Dean Devaney for a 73-yard scoring strike with 2:06 to play, but Kodiak quickly answered and capped the scoring when O'Dell added a 15-yard TD run in the final minute.

O'Dell rushed for a game-high 130 yards on 14 carries and Schwances carried the ball nine times for 98 yards.

Sutherland was the Mariners' leading rusher, totaling 40 yards on 21 carries while Tyrrell added 12 carries for 30 yards.

BEARS 40, MARINERS 12

Kodiak 20 0 6 14 40

Homer 0 0 6 6 12

1st Quarter

Kod Bryant 30 pass from Eggemeyer, 9:03

Kod Dittman 63 pass from Eggemeyer (Cratty kick), 5:12

Kod Dittman 23 run (Cratty kick), 1:07

3rd Quarter

Hom Tyrrell 90 kick return (Bennett kick), 11:48

Kod O'Dell 10 run, 7:31

4th Quarter

Kod Schwances 20 run (Cratty kick), 11:55

Hom Devaney 73 pass from Sutherland, 2:06

Kod O'Dell 15 run (Cratty kick), 0:43

Kodiak Homer

First downs 18 11

Rushes-yards 30-259 43-87

Passing yards 161 102

Return yards 71 167

Passing 7-11-2 6-16-2

Punts-avg 2-31 3-33.3

Fumbles-lost 2-1 3-3

Penalties-yards 8-49 5-55

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing Kodiak: O'Dell 14-130, Schwances 9-98, Dittman 2-38, Eggemeyer 5-(-7). Homer: Sutherland 21-40, Tyrrell 12-30, Craig 9-13, Parker 1-4.

Passing Kodiak: Eggemeyer 7-10-1-161, O'Dell 0-1-1-0. Homer: Sutherland 6-16-2-102.

Receiving Kodiak: Bryant 3-68, O'Dell 2-26, Dittman 1-63, Gonzales 1-4. Homer: Devaney 2-77, Frink 2-13, Bouman 2-12.



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