Football Week Six Produces Conference Victories For Conference Leaders
The high school football season kicked-off week number six of the regular season with a Thursday night Great Land Conference game victory for Nikiski over Vosnesenka 46-6.
Saturday’s schedule was spotlighted by Northern Lights Conference wins for Kenai over Skyview, 45-0 and Soldotna over Homer 59-0.
Nikiski 46 – Vosnesenka 6
The Nikiski Bulldogs placed their unbeaten Great Land Conference record to the test on Thursday against the Vosnesenka Cougars at Nikiski High; and after four offensive plays lead 14-0 and were in-route-to a 46-6 victory and a 4-0 GLC record.
The Bulldogs scored on three-straight drives for a 21-0 lead; then turned the scoring opportunities over to the field goal units, successful on two of six attempts. In all, Nikiski scored touchdowns by Micheal Stangel, with two; Jesse Eide, two; Dylan Jackson, fumble recovery for TD; and Garrett Feller. Vosnesenka scored on a fumble recovery and return by Dennis Martushev.
The Bulldog defense forced three fumbles and three interceptions. Final Score: Nikiski 46, Vosnesenka 6.
Kenai 45 – Skyview 0
The Skyview Panthers hosted Kenai on Saturday, Skyview’s final home contest.
The Kardinals dominated on the field and recorded a 45-0 shutout of the Panthers, as Kenai improves to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Northern Lights Conference.
Kenai lead 14-0 after one quarter and 38-0 at the half. The Kardinals added a touchdown in the third quarter for the 45-0 shutout. Jace Daniels rushed for over 250 yards and four touchdowns; Chase Logan and Nick Beeson added touchdowns for Kenai.
Next up for the Kardinals is a non-conference Friday afternoon game against Valdez at KCHS. The Panthers travel to SoHi for the Stars Homecoming Saturday.
Kenai has guaranteed a top-2 finish in the NLC with one conference game remaining: a showdown with SoHi at KCHS on October 5th.
Soldotna 59 – Homer 0
The undefeated Soldotna Stars faced the Homer Mariners, the second of four-straight NLC games for the Stars, on Saturday at Soldotna High School, overpowering Homer 59-0 to improve to 3-0 in the Northern Lights Conference.
The SoHi defense opened the scoring, recording a safety on Homer’s first possession. The Stars, for the game recorded touchdowns by: Blake Riley, 3-yd run and 44-yd run; Ty Fenton, 1-yd run; Jake Kooly, 42-yd run and 4-yd run; Trevor Walden, 18-yd reception from Colten Young; Colten Young, 42-yd interception return for TD; Jared Chavez, 13-yd run.
With a victory, the Stars guarantee a top-2 playoff spot in the upcoming Medium School football playoffs. SoHi is the returning state champion; Homer battled SoHi in the 2012 Medium School state championship game.