Panthers club Kings as homecoming party starts early

Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2000

The Skyview High School football team gave its fans just what they were looking for in a homecoming game a decisive victory, leaving plenty of time for celebration in the stands.

Its real nice to win on homecoming, said Panthers lineman Carey Johnson. It makes the dance a lot nicer.

More importantly for the Panthers on the field, though, Skyviews 42-0 victory over the visiting Ketchikan Kings Friday keeps the Panthers in the hunt for one of two Northern Lights Conference playoff berths.

Ian Leach scored four touchdowns for the Panthers on runs of 12, 10, 5 and 30 yards. Stryder Reilly notched six points on a 2-yard plunge, the Skyview defense put points on the board with a safety, and, in addition to converting four of six extra-point attempts, Johnathon Dalebout scored a touchdown on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter.

PANTHERS 42, KINGS 0

Ketchikan 0 0 0 0 0

Skyview 13 14 0 15 42

1st Quarter

Sky Leach 12 run (kick failed), 7:31

Sky Leach 10 run (Dalebout kick), 1:05

2nd Quarter

Sky Reilly 2 run (Dalebout kick), 8:32

Sky Leach 5 run (Dalebout kick), 3:33

4th Quarter

Sky Leach 30 run (Dalebout kick), 10:07

Sky Safety, 6:17

Sky Dalebout 3 run (kick failed), 1:14

Ketchikan Skyview

First downs 4 24

Rushes-yards 28-(-5) 53-327

Passing yards 8 52

Return yards 0 10

Passing 3-9-2 5-9-0

Punts-avg 4-19.3 1-38.0

Fumbles-lost 3-1 2-1

Penalties-yards 6-32 13-105

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing Ketchikan: Nordlund 9-37, Holmberg 4-8, Eide 3-(-4), No. 42 1-(-7), Fulk 7-(-16), Larson 4-(-23). Skyview: Leach 15-156, Martin 15-76, Dalebout 9-45, Reilly 6-35, Winger 4-20, Evanson 2-(-5).

Passing Ketchikan: Fulk 2-5-1-4, Larson 1-3-0-4, Nordlund 0-1-1-0. Skyview: Evanson 5-9-0-52.

Receiving Ketchikan: Nordlund 2-2, No. 42 1-6. Skyview: McGarry 3-21, Burdick 1-18, Leach 1-13.

Weve been looking for a backup fullback, and he got off the ball real well and he knew his blocking assignments, Panthers head coach Wade Marcuson said of Dalebout, who carried the ball nine times for 45 yards.

Marcuson also liked the way Ryan Staab hustled on the defensive line and was pleased to see his defensive backs read and adjust when the Kings threw a new formation at them.

Our schemes are the same as weve had all year, Johnson said. We havent changed our schemes, we just ran them better.

In fact, the Panthers rushed for 327 yards while holding the Kings to minus 5 yards on the ground for the game, thanks to better execution along the line of scrimmage. Skyview was able to pound the ball inside with Brendon Martin following Reillys lead blocks, or bounce the ball outside on a sweep with Leach.

I just watched Stryders blocks and followed him up the holes, Martin said.

Coach wanted to pound the ball pretty hard, Leach said. Brendon and Stryder pounded the whole game and when they got worried about them, we tossed me a pitch.

The combination worked well Leach accounted for 156 of Skyviews rushing yards and Martin earned every one of his 76 yards.

Certainly, the harvest of Kings on the Kenai Peninsula has been plentiful Homer, Kenai and Soldotna also thumped Ketchikan in the Kings first NLC season.

But Ketchikan has improved since that first game in Homer and Marcuson expects them to be tough to beat in the coming seasons.

Theyre getting better every game, and the thing is, theyre having fun, Marcuson said. You dont hear those kids complaining. They go hard every play. They dont look at the scoreboard, they just play football.

The Panthers still have some work to do before they square off with Kenai next weekend for the chance at the postseason.

We had a lot of penalties I was disappointed in that, Johnson said. We tried to get a game without the penalties and fumbles, and we started off sloppy.

What it comes down to is that weve got to beat Kenai if we want to get into the playoffs, Marcuson said. Its nice to go into the last game still having playoff hopes.

High School Football Standings

Through Sept. 16

NORTHERN LIGHTS CONFERENCE

NLC Overall

W L Pct. W L Pct. PF PA

Soldotna 3 0 1.000 4 2 .667 128 59

Kenai 2 1 .667 2 4 .333 124 85

Skyview 2 1 .667 3 3 .500 119 67

Homer 1 2 .333 2 3 .400 94 119

Ketchikan 0 4 .000 0 5 .000 20 258

GREAT LAND CONFERENCE

GLC Overall

W L Pct. W L Pct. PF PA

Nikiski 3 0 1.000 6 0 1.000 221 33

Houston 3 1 .750 3 3 .500 152 141

Seward 1 2 .333 2 3 .400 81 122

Sitka 1 2 .333 3 2 .600 151 91

ACS 0 3 .000 2 4 .333 148 200

Friday, Sept. 15

Skyview 42, Ketchikan 0

Nikiski 58, Service JV 0

Houston 32, Seward 12

Saturday, Sept. 16

Soldotna 6, Kenai 0

Homer 48, ACS 26

Saturday, Sept. 23

Nikiski at Seward, 2 p.m.

Soldotna at Homer, 2 p.m.

Skyview at Kenai, 3 p.m.

ACS at Sitka

State Playoffs

Saturday, Sept. 30

Semifinal round, TBA

Saturday, Oct. 7

State championship at AFS, TBA

Season results

Saturday, Aug. 12

Palmer 21, Skyview 6

Nikiski 28, Houston 7

Eielson 21, Kenai 14, OT

Wasilla 13, Soldotna 7

Sitka 39, Seward 7

Homer 36, Ketchikan 6

Friday, Aug. 18

Skyview 27, Seward 0

Kenai 54, Ketchikan 8

ACS 38, Kenai JV 6

Saturday, Aug. 19

Nikiski 35, Sitka 0

Service 28, Soldotna 6

West Valley 38, Houston 12

Friday, Aug. 25

Soldotna 14, Skyview 6

Nikiski 17, Kenai 8

Saturday, Aug. 26

Seward 15, Homer 12

Houston 46, ACS 13

Sitka 67, Ketchikan 6

Thursday, Aug. 31

Skyview 32, Homer 0

Friday, Sept. 1

Nikiski 53, ACS 12

Saturday, Sept. 2

Bartlett 33, Kenai 8

Sitka 27, Juneau B 0

Soldotna 34, Houston 12

Friday, Sept. 8

Nikiski 32, Skyview 6

Saturday, Sept. 9

Kenai 40, Homer 0

Soldotna 61, Ketchikan 0

Seward 47, ACS 12

Houston 43, Sitka 18

High School Football Standings

Through Sept. 16

NORTHERN LIGHTS CONFERENCE

NLC Overall

W L Pct. W L Pct. PF PA

Soldotna 3 0 1.000 4 2 .667 128 59

Kenai 2 1 .667 2 4 .333 124 85

Skyview 2 1 .667 3 3 .500 119 67

Homer 1 2 .333 2 3 .400 94 119

Ketchikan 0 4 .000 0 5 .000 20 258

GREAT LAND CONFERENCE

GLC Overall

W L Pct. W L Pct. PF PA

Nikiski 3 0 1.000 6 0 1.000 221 33

Houston 3 1 .750 3 3 .500 152 141

Seward 1 2 .333 2 3 .400 81 122

Sitka 1 2 .333 3 2 .600 151 91

ACS 0 3 .000 2 4 .333 148 200

Friday, Sept. 15

Skyview 42, Ketchikan 0

Nikiski 58, Service JV 0

Houston 32, Seward 12

Saturday, Sept. 16

Soldotna 6, Kenai 0

Homer 48, ACS 26

Saturday, Sept. 23

Nikiski at Seward, 2 p.m.

Soldotna at Homer, 2 p.m.

Skyview at Kenai, 3 p.m.

ACS at Sitka

State Playoffs

Saturday, Sept. 30

Semifinal round, TBA

Saturday, Oct. 7

State championship at AFS, TBA

Season results

Saturday, Aug. 12

Palmer 21, Skyview 6

Nikiski 28, Houston 7

Eielson 21, Kenai 14, OT

Wasilla 13, Soldotna 7

Sitka 39, Seward 7

Homer 36, Ketchikan 6

Friday, Aug. 18

Skyview 27, Seward 0

Kenai 54, Ketchikan 8

ACS 38, Kenai JV 6

Saturday, Aug. 19

Nikiski 35, Sitka 0

Service 28, Soldotna 6

West Valley 38, Houston 12

Friday, Aug. 25

Soldotna 14, Skyview 6

Nikiski 17, Kenai 8

Saturday, Aug. 26

Seward 15, Homer 12

Houston 46, ACS 13

Sitka 67, Ketchikan 6

Thursday, Aug. 31

Skyview 32, Homer 0

Friday, Sept. 1

Nikiski 53, ACS 12

Saturday, Sept. 2

Bartlett 33, Kenai 8

Sitka 27, Juneau B 0

Soldotna 34, Houston 12

Friday, Sept. 8

Nikiski 32, Skyview 6

Saturday, Sept. 9

Kenai 40, Homer 0

Soldotna 61, Ketchikan 0

Seward 47, ACS 12

Houston 43, Sitka 18

BYLINE1:By WILL MORROW

BYLINE2:Peninsula Clarion

The Skyview High School football team gave its fans just what they were looking for in a homecoming game -- a decisive victory, leaving plenty of time for celebration in the stands.

"It's real nice to win on homecoming," said Panthers lineman Carey Johnson. "It makes the dance a lot nicer."

More importantly for the Panthers on the field, though, Skyview's 42-0 victory over the visiting Ketchikan Kings Friday keeps the Panthers in the hunt for one of two Northern Lights Conference playoff berths.

Ian Leach scored four touchdowns for the Panthers on runs of 12, 10, 5 and 30 yards. Stryder Reilly notched six points on a 2-yard plunge, the Skyview defense put points on the board with a safety, and, in addition to converting four of six extra-point attempts, Johnathon Dalebout scored a touchdown on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter.

"We've been looking for a backup fullback, and he got off the ball real well and he knew his blocking assignments," Panthers head coach Wade Marcuson said of Dalebout, who carried the ball nine times for 45 yards.

Marcuson also liked the way Ryan Staab hustled on the defensive line and was pleased to see his defensive backs read and adjust when the Kings threw a new formation at them.

"Our schemes are the same as we've had all year," Johnson said. "We haven't changed our schemes, we just ran them better."

In fact, the Panthers rushed for 327 yards while holding the Kings to minus 5 yards on the ground for the game, thanks to better execution along the line of scrimmage. Skyview was able to pound the ball inside with Brendon Martin following Reilly's lead blocks, or bounce the ball outside on a sweep with Leach.

"I just watched Stryder's blocks and followed him up the holes," Martin said.

"Coach wanted to pound the ball pretty hard," Leach said. "Brendon and Stryder pounded the whole game and when they got worried about them, we tossed me a pitch."

The combination worked well -- Leach accounted for 156 of Skyview's rushing yards and Martin earned every one of his 76 yards.

Certainly, the harvest of Kings on the Kenai Peninsula has been plentiful -- Homer, Kenai and Soldotna also thumped Ketchikan in the Kings' first NLC season.

But Ketchikan has improved since that first game in Homer and Marcuson expects them to be tough to beat in the coming seasons.

"They're getting better every game, and the thing is, they're having fun," Marcuson said. "You don't hear those kids complaining. They go hard every play. They don't look at the scoreboard, they just play football."

The Panthers still have some work to do before they square off with Kenai next weekend for the chance at the postseason.

"We had a lot of penalties -- I was disappointed in that," Johnson said. "We tried to get a game without the penalties and fumbles, and we started off sloppy."

"What it comes down to is that we've got to beat Kenai if we want to get into the playoffs," Marcuson said. "It's nice to go into the last game still having playoff hopes."

PANTHERS 42, KINGS 0

Ketchikan 0 0 0 0 --0

Skyview 13 14 0 15 --42

1st Quarter

Sky -- Leach 12 run (kick failed), 7:31

Sky -- Leach 10 run (Dalebout kick), 1:05

2nd Quarter

Sky -- Reilly 2 run (Dalebout kick), 8:32

Sky -- Leach 5 run (Dalebout kick), 3:33

4th Quarter

Sky -- Leach 30 run (Dalebout kick), 10:07

Sky -- Safety, 6:17

Sky -- Dalebout 3 run (kick failed), 1:14

Ketchikan Skyview

First downs 4 24

Rushes-yards 28-(-5) 53-327

Passing yards 8 52

Return yards 0 10

Passing 3-9-2 5-9-0

Punts-avg 4-19.3 1-38.0

Fumbles-lost 3-1 2-1

Penalties-yards 6-32 13-105

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing -- Ketchikan: Nordlund 9-37, Holmberg 4-8, Eide 3-(-4), No. 42 1-(-7), Fulk 7-(-16), Larson 4-(-23). Skyview: Leach 15-156, Martin 15-76, Dalebout 9-45, Reilly 6-35, Winger 4-20, Evanson 2-(-5).

Passing -- Ketchikan: Fulk 2-5-1-4, Larson 1-3-0-4, Nordlund 0-1-1-0. Skyview: Evanson 5-9-0-52.

Receiving -- Ketchikan: Nordlund 2-2, No. 42 1-6. Skyview: McGarry 3-21, Burdick 1-18, Leach 1-13.



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