High School Bears football team was stymied for much of the game against the
visiting Skyview Panthers on Saturday. They did all their scoring in a
three-minute period, but that was enough to pull out a 12-6 overtime win in a
crucial Northern Lights Conference game.
It was a
scoreless match on a sloppy field until Skyview's Kyle Pietro intercepted a
Kevin Lapola Junior pass for a 65-yard touchdown return as the first half was
coming to an end.
didn't answer until there were less than three minutes left in the fourth
quarter when back up quarterback Darren Aitolu connected with
Skyview was unable to respond, the game went into overtime. In Alaska high
school football, each team is given four tries to score from the 10-yard line,
and they continue until one team fails. The Bears were given the ball first and
took the lead when Chris Parsons scored on the first possession.
Justin Goff intercepted Skyview's Jordan Jones on fourth down to preserve the
record remains spotless at 2-and-0, and with both wins against conference opponents,
the Bears are in first place in the NLC. Skyview goes to 1-and-2 overall, with
a 0-and-2 NLC record.
defense shut down the Panther's passing game. Skyview had no completions on
only nine attempts. However their running game racked up an impressive 256
yards on 42 carries.
10-for-23 through the air for 141 yards and one TD. On the ground, the Bears
ran for only 118 yards on 54 carries.
conference action over the weekend, Kenai lost to Juneau 29-20, while Soldotna routed
Houston 68-0. Next up for Kodiak is another NLC game in Homer against the
Mariners on Saturday.