Kardinals run down Wolfpack

Posted: Sunday, September 05, 2010

The third time was a charm in the Kenai Central football team's quest to defeat a big-schools team this season.

The host Kardinals defeated West Valley 47-20 on Saturday at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai in nonconference action.

Kenai is now 3-2 overall. The Kardinals' two losses are to big schools Service and Palmer.

"It's nice to knock off a big school," said Kenai coach Jeff Baker. "The kids played really well. One of our goals this year was to beat one of the big schools and I'm glad we finally did."

Baker also said the Kardinals got through three games with big schools without any significant injuries.

"To have three games like this is great for the kids," Baker said. "They're learning at a much faster pace than they would have."

After West Valley took a 6-0 lead, AJ Hull ran the ensuing kickoff back 92 yards for a touchdown. Hull and Tyler Glidden closed the half with touchdown runs as Kenai's lead went to 20-7. In the third quarter, Kai Risung scored on a run and Colton Hayes caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Hull.

In the fourth quarter, Daniel Carlson and Levi Hanson had touchdown runs for the Kardinals. West Valley also had a pair of touchdown runs in the final quarter.

West Valley's biggest problem on the rainy day was fumbles and interceptions. Although a few of the turnovers were due to the rain, Baker credited his defense with strips and hits that caused the turnovers.

"Our line play also was big, strong and solid," Baker said.

Nikiski 51, Monroe 12

The visiting Bulldogs received 141 rushing yards and three touchdowns from Kaden Spurgeon in cruising to a Greatland Conference victory on Saturday.

"Our running backs hit the holes pretty hard," Nikiski coach Ted Riddall said after his team rushed for 320 yards. "Our line did a good job blocking."

Spurgeon had two of his scores in the first quarter as the Bulldogs raced to a 27-6 lead.

Colton Anderson would also throw for two touchdowns and 82 yards in the game. On defense, Anderson had two interceptions, which he returned for 60 yards.

The Bulldogs had five sacks of Monroe, including two from Logan Harrison.

Nikiski improves to 3-0 in the league and 3-2 overall, while Monroe drops to 1-4 and 1-4.

Homer 28, Kodiak 6

The visiting Mariners kept their postseason hopes alive on Saturday with a dominant defensive performance against the Bears.

Homer improved to 1-2 in the Northern Lights Conference and 2-3 overall, while Kodiak dropped to 0-2 and 2-3.

Fullback Tayler Downes had 175 yards on the ground and three touchdowns, while Homer's defense had five interceptions, five sacks and a safety. The Bears had just 1 yard rushing in the game, while Homer amassed 226 yards on the ground.

Barrow 22, Seward 8

The host Whalers notched a Greatland Conference victory on Saturday over the Seahawks.

Barrow moves to 2-1 in the league and 3-2 overall, while Seward falls to 1-3 and 1-4.

Kardinals 47, Wolfpack 20

West Valley 6 0 0 14 --20

Kenai 7 13 13 14 --47

1st Quarter

WV -- W. Vealy 42 pass from Plass (kick failed), 9:39.

Ken -- Hull 92 kickoff return (Hayes kick), 9:24.

2nd Quarter

Ken -- Hull 1 run (Hayes kick), 11:53.

Ken -- Glidden 1 run (kick failed), 4:27.

3rd Quarter

Ken -- Risung 5 run (Hayes kick), 7:21.

Ken -- Hayes 45 pass from Hull (kick failed), 1:00.

4th Quarter

Ken -- Carlson 17 run (Hayes kick), 8:35.

WV -- Graham 7 run (A. Vealy pass from Plass), 8:05.

Ken -- Hanson 2 run (Hayes kick), 3:07.

WV -- Graham 2 run (run failed), 0:51.

Bulldogs 51, Rams 12

Nikiski 27 10 7 7 -- 51

Monroe 6 0 0 6 -- 12

First Quarter

NIK--Krogseng 51 run (Taylor kick), 11:02.

NIK--Spurgeon 1 run (kick failed), 9:09.

MC--Weeks 1 run (kick failed), 7:38.

NIK--Spurgeon 2 run (Spurgeon pass from Anderson), 3:26.

NIK--Green 13 pass from Anderson (kick failed), 2:09.

Second Quarter

NIK--Taylor 34 FG, 10:25.

NIK--Green 23 pass from Anderson (Taylor kick), 6:48.

Third Quarter

NIK--Spurgeon 10 run (Taylor kick), 8:48.

Fourth Quarter

NIK--Stangel 9 run (Taylor kick), 10:26.

MC--Bynum 32 pass from J. Pace (kick blocked), 6:33.

N MC

First Downs 18 2

Rushes-Yards 41-320 26-54

Comp-Att-Int 7-13-0 3-9-3

Passing yards 82 56

Return yards 124 90

Punts-Avg 1-21.0 3-30.7

Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-2

Penalties-Yards 13-90 3-20

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING-- Nikiski: Spurgeon 18-141, Krogseng 8-89, Hartley 6-51, Harris 3-22, Stangel 3-14, Moore 1-11, Parrish 1-2, Anderson 1-(-10). Monroe Catholic: Holmes 9-21, Bynum 8-20, Weeks 6-13, Gavora 2-10, J. Pace 1-(-10).

PASSING--Nikiski: Anderson 7-13-0-82, Moore 0-0-0-0, Sauve 0-0-0-0, Peek 0-0-0-0. Monroe Catholic: J. Pace 1-3-1-32, Weeks 2-2-0-24, Gavora 0-1-0-0, Bynum 0-3-1-0, Connell 0-0-1-0.

RECEIVING--Nikiski: Green 2-36, Harris 2-21, Parrish 1-29, Spurgeon 1-4, Moore 1-0. Monroe Catholic: Bynum 2-45, Martolano 1-11.

Mariners 28, Bears 6

Homer 6 6 6 10 -- 28

Kodiak 0 6 0 0 -- 6

First quarter

Homer -- Downes 15 run (run failed), :33.

Second quarter

Kodiak -- Sweeney 10 fumble return (kick blocked), 11:05.

Homer -- Downes 1 run (pass fail), :21.

Third quarter

Homer -- Downes 51 run (pass fail), 1:58.

Fourth quarter

Homer -- Resetarits 9 pass from Cotney (Cotney pass to Resetarits), 7:34.

Homer -- Safety, 3:55.

Homer Kodiak

First down 12 7

Rushes-yards 59-226 21-1

Passing yards 50 90

Passes 4-6 4-19-5

Fumbles-lost 6-3 0-0

Penalties 7-32 3-20

Rushing -- Homer: Cotney 19-23, Frank 12-32, Downes 25-175, Resetarits 2-(-4), Smith 1-0. Kodiak: McFarlin 10-18, Parsons 1-(-8), Canete 2-11, Chavarria 5-(-35), Johnson 3-15.

Passing -- Homer: Cotney 4-6-0-50. Kodiak: Chavarria 4-17-5-90, Canete 0-2.

Receiving -- Homer: Glosser 1-20, Kennelty 2-21, Resetarits 1-9. Kodiak: Lepola 2-50, Sorto 1-8, Canete 1-32.



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