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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2006

Kenai Central received five touchdowns and 175 rushing yards from Bill Chimphalee on Saturday in defeating visiting Ketchikan 68-0 in the Northern Lights Conference opener for both teams.

Ketchikan got off to a rough start in the game. The Kings arrived with just 16 players, and two of them suffered game-ending injuries in the first three plays of the game.

The Kardinals scored on their first two offensive plays of the game, 57- and 18-yard runs by Chimphalee.

“This gave us a lot of confidence after getting beaten so badly last week,” Kenai Central coach Jim Beeson said, referring to a loss to Juneau. “We had a good day on offense.”

Dusty Ward had a pair of touchdown runs for Kenai, while Stuart Stretch, Jeremy Narlock and Billy Kiefer added scoring runs.

Beeson also said the win was nice to get under his team’s belt because the Kardinals had just 17 varsity players dress for the game. Three players swung up from junior varsity.

Beeson said the Kardinals continued to show their defense is ahead of their offense. Ketchikan had minus 56 yards of total offense.

Kardinals 68, Kings 0

Ketchikan 0 0 0 0 —0

Kenai Central 28 14 14 12 —68

1st Quarter

Ken — Chimphalee 57 run (Ward kick), 11:26

Ken — Chimphalee 18 run (Ward kick), 8:18

Ken — Ward 5 run (Ward kick), 6:42

Ken — Stretch 3 run (Ward kick), 4:18

2nd Quarter

Ken — Ward 30 run (Ward kick), 11:45

Ken — Chimphalee 7 run (Ward kick), 3:50

3rd Quarter

Ken — Chimphalee 9 run (Ward kick), 10:12

Ken — Narlock 8 run (Ward kick), 0:16

4th Quarter

Ken — Chimphalee 47 run (kick failed), 8:07

Ken — Kiefer 6 run (kick failed), 1:46

Ketchikan Kenai

First downs 1 12

Rushes-yards 18-(-75) 24-265

Passing yards 19 0

Return yards 30 23

Passing 3-10-1 0-0-0

Punts-avg 3-30 0-0

Fumbles-lost 8-5 3-1

Penalties-yards 1-5 4-45

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — Ketchikan: No. 12 3-(-6), No. 37 5-(-7), No. 11 3-(-19), No. 3 7-(-43); Kenai: Ward 4-52, Gustkey 3-8, Chimphalee 12-175, Stretch 1-3, Kiefer 2-15, Narlock 2-12.

Passing — Ketchikan: No. 3 3-10-1-19; Kenai: none.

Receiving — Ketchikan: No. 37 3-19; Kenai: none.

Eielson 47, Seward 6

The Seahawks fumbled 13 times, losing seven, in losing a Greatland Conference game to host Eielson on Friday.

“Fumbles killed us,” Seward head coach Kelly Cinereski told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. “I don’t know how you coach not to fumble but we’re going to work on it.”

Nick Rogers rushed for 145 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries for Eielson. Rogers also had an 80-yard punt return. Rogers was held to 46 yards in a season-opening loss to Homer.

Chance Renfro threw three touchdown passes for the Ravens, hooking up with Travis Pew twice and Tyrone Hamilton once.

Seward’s lone score in the game came when quarterback Mitch Harris hit Jacob Cinereski for a 54-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.

Ravens 47, Seahawks 6

Seward 0 6 0 0 —6

Eielson 27 13 7 0 —47

1st Quarter

Eie — Rogers 9 run (Renfro kick)

Eie — Pew 5 pass from Renfro (kick blocked)

Eie — Rogers 14 run (Renfro kick)

Eie — Hamilton 24 pass from Renfro (Renfro kick)

2nd Quarter

Sew — Cinereski 54 pass from Harris (run failed)

Eie — Rogers 80 punt return (kick failed)

Eie — Pew 46 pass from Renfro (Renfro kick)

3rd Quarter

Eie — Longfield 3 run (Renfro kick)

Seward Eielson

First downs 9 9

Rushes-yards 33-62 39-202

Passing yards 57 75

Return yards 107 149

Passing 2-2-0 3-5-0

Punts-avg 1-30.0 0-0

Fumbles-lost 13-7 4-3

Penalties-yards 6-35 15-145

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — Seward: Spur 9-29, Sandy 12-25, Romero 2-15, Cinereski 2-5, Harris 8-(-12); Eielson: Rogers 19-147, Renfro 7-18, Langfried 6-33, Nelson 3-10, Growden 4-(-6).

Passing — Seward: Harris 2-2-0-57; Eielson: Renfro 3-5-0-75.

Receiving — Seward: Cinereski 2-57; Eielson: Pew 2-51, Hamilton 1-24.

Homer 25, Nikiski 0

Homer ground out 232 rushing yards in its 25-0 nonconference win over Nikiski on Friday in Homer.

Noah McWilliams led the way for the Mariners, running for 90 yards on 15 carries. Ethan Parker added 87 yards, while Collin Hagen chipped in 74.

Parker and McWilliams each scored on first-quarter touchdown runs to help Homer jump out to a 19-0 halftime lead.

Homer quarterback Taylor Layland ran for a second-quarter touchdown and later added a 9-yard scoring pass to Justin Frink.

The Homer defense held Nikiski to just 118 yards of offense and forced the Bulldogs to turn the ball over four times.

Nikiski was led on offense by running back Beau Calderwood, who finished with 44 yards on 12 carries.

Nikiski quarterback Corey Smith completed five passes for 48 yards, including three to receiver Evan Holloway.

Homer (2-0 overall, 0-0 NLC) gets its Northern Lights Conference schedule under way next Friday at Ketchikan, while Nikiski (1-1 overall, 0-0 GLC) will host Greatland Conference foe Houston Friday at 6 p.m.

Mariners 25, Bulldogs 0

Homer 12 7 6 0 —25

Nikiski 0 0 0 0 —0

1st Quarter

Hom — E. Parker 5 run (kick failed)

Hom — McWilliams 3 run (kick failed)

2nd Quarter

Hom — Frink 9 pass from Layland (Hagen kick)

3rd Quarter

Hom — Layland 5 run (kick failed)

Homer Nikiski

First downs 17 5

Rushes-yards 50-270 27-70

Passing yards 38 48

Return yards 38 15

Passing 3-6-0 5-12-1

Punts-avg 2-23.0 4-20.0

Fumbles-lost 2-0 6-3

Penalties-yards 12-95 6-40

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — Homer: McWilliams 15-90, E. Parker 11-87, Hagen 12-74, Layland 11-17, G. Parker 1-2. Nikiski: Calderwood 12-44, Payment 7-16, Smith 7-10, Vance 1-0.

Passing — Homer: Layland 3-6-0-38. Nikiski: Smith 5-12-1-48.

Receiving — Homer: Hagen 1-20, Kinney 1-9, Frink 1-9. Nikiski: Holloway 3-39, Moore 1-6, Vance 1-3



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