Posts Tagged: Football

SDSU’s Hopp lone Alaskan still alive in FCS national title chase

December 9, 2017

Anchorage’s Thomas Hopp of the South Dakota State football team is the only Alaska player part of the Football Championship Subdivision title chase. The fifth-seeded Jackrabbits defeated New Hampshire 56-14 in Brookings, South Dakota, to reach the final four of the NCAA D1 tournament. Hopp, of South High fame, is a senior fullback. The 6-foot-2,… Read more »

Valley’s McGregor, Koeneman named All-Midwest Conference

November 20, 2017

They are from the same Mat-Su Valley town but went to different high schools and found different paths to college. In the end, though, Wasilla’s Cash McGregor and John Koeneman found themselves on the same all-star football team in the All-Midwest Conference. Both players were selected to the second team all-league team for the NCAA… Read more »

Idaho linebacker Hall snags 2nd interception, reaches 50 tackles

October 28, 2017

Chugiak’s Ed Hall reached the 50-tackle plateau for the second consecutive season with the University of Idaho football team. The junior starting linebacker had five tackles in a 31-23 victory over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in Sun Belt Conference action in Moscow, Idaho. Hall, of Eagle River High fame, also snagged his second interception of the… Read more »

Fenumiai runs for TD, throws for TD in same game for 4th time

October 24, 2017

Dual-threat Western Oregon University quarterback Philip Fenumiai of Juneau showed off his versatile skills once again. The senior signal caller accounted for 258 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns to help the Wolves to challenge No. 22 Humboldt State before falling 42-32 in NCAA D2 play in Arcata, California. Fenumiai, of Juneau-Douglas fame, scored on a… Read more »

Lewis tabs 4 goals on Senior Day, ties sister’s school record

October 23, 2017

Ariela Lewis of Anchorage made school history for the Alabama State University women’s soccer team. The senior striker bagged four goals in an 8-1 victory over Southern University and A&M College during Southwestern Athletic Conference action in Montgomery, Alabama. She is now tied for the school record for career goals with her sister Aaliyah. Both… Read more »

Pili forced into action for USC, to make 1st start at Notre Dame

October 20, 2017

Until recently the plan at the University of Southern California was to redshirt freshman defensive lineman Brandon Pili of Anchorage and give him a year to adjust to major college football. Not anymore. Forced into action after the Trojans suffered multiple injuries at his position, Pili is the last man standing and will start at… Read more »

Falaniko nets most D1 rushing yards by Alaskan since 2006

October 16, 2017

Ethan Falaniko of Anchorage made the most out of his limited playing time with the University of South Dakota football team and in the process accomplished some state history. The freshman running back finished the final series of the fourth quarter and picked up two first downs to close out a 56-6 victory over Indiana… Read more »

Feckley throws 2 key TDs, sparks Dubuque to much-needed win

October 14, 2017

This season hasn’t exactly been a thing of beauty for Dubuque University quarterback Conor Feckley of Anchorage, but he looked good today against Nebraska Wesleyan. The senior signal caller threw two key touchdowns in the second quarter to help the Spartans pull away in a 42-27 win during NCAA D3 action in Lincoln, Nebraska. The… Read more »

Holley hauls in career-best 75-yard catch-and-run TD in CFL

October 8, 2017

Once he caught the ball in stride, Caleb Holley of Anchorage left the defense in his dust. The second-year wide receiver with the Saskatchewan Roughriders hauled in career-best 75-yard catch-and-run touchdown to highlight a 27-24 win over the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League. Holley, of East High fame, came off the line in… Read more »

Alaska player-of-the-year candidate Snell commits to Montana St

October 4, 2017

Derryk Snell uses his elusive moves to avoid getting tackled on the high school football field, but the Chugiak Mustangs senior scoring machine didn’t need to dance around his college decision. He picked the school that’s been with him since the start: Montana State University. The Alaska player-of-the-year candidate has verbally commitment to the Bobcats… Read more »