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Prep football: Service loses on final play; East and Eagle River romp

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: August 18
  • Published August 10

West Valley 40, Service 35

West Valley scored a touchdown as time expired to defeat Service 40-35 Friday night in Fairbanks.

The teams combined for 34 points in the final quarter and 19 points in the final 73 seconds of the nonconference game between Division I Service and the Division II Wolfpack.

The game-winner came when West Valley quarterback Maurice Maiden connected with Avery Weston for a 34-yard scoring strike.

That capped the end of a wild finish.

With 1:13 remaining, West Valley broke a 28-28 on a short run by Maiden that gave the Wolfpack a 34-28 lead.

With 35 seconds left, Service quarterback Jacob Scott scored on a keeper to give the Cougars a 35-34 lead. Scott took over as quarterback early in the second half after Jason Villanueva-Kaeo was sidelined by a big hit.

East 47, Chugiak 0

East's Kalani Medeiros ran for four touchdowns Friday night in a 47-0 rout of Chugiak at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.

"That's a good team over there," said Chugiak coach Ryan Landers, whose head coaching debut was spoiled by fellow Chugiak grad Jeff Trotter's T-birds.

Kapono Medeiros and Shamir Staten also had touchdown runs for East, whose defense was as dominant as its offense. The T-birds forced five turnovers, blocked a punt and got a 30-yard fumble recovery return for a touchdown from Colton Herman.

The game was a Division I nonconference matchup of former Cook Inlet Conference foes. East is still in the CIC, but Chugiak is playing in the new Chugach Conference.

Eagle River 42, Houston 12

Ryan Adkins rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two Friday to lead Eagle River to a 42-12 romp over Houston.

The nonconference game in Houston was a matchup between Division II Eagle River and Division III Houston.

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