Posts Tagged: Football

Duffy, Faamatuainu combine for 6 touchdowns in shootout win

October 1, 2018

Anchorage’s Sean Duffy and Eagle River’s Karletty Faamatuainu had a hand in helping the University of Dubuque football team score the most points since 2016. Duffy passed for four touchdowns and Faamatuainu hauled in two touchdown receptions from different quarterbacks as the Spartans beat Loras College 49-42 in NCAA D3 gridiron action in Dubuque, Iowa…. Read more »

Augafa returns punts, kickoffs for Hawaii, helps team win in OT

September 29, 2018

Anchorage’s Justice Augafa has one of the most dangerous jobs on the football field. He returns punts and kickoffs for the University of Hawaii. The junior transfer has enjoyed his best results the last two weeks, including today’s 44-41 OT victory over San Jose State in California. Augafa, of South High fame, had a season-high… Read more »

Hall plays hard until the end, records game-high 12 tackles

September 22, 2018

His team was down 30 points, but that didn’t stop University of Idaho football player Ed Hall of Eagle River from treating the closing moments like the game was on the line. There he was late in the fourth quarter, making a stop on fourth down to get the ball back to the Vandals, who… Read more »

Duffy connects with Faamatuainu for 2 TDs in Dubuque win

September 16, 2018

Two Alaskans hooked up for two touchdowns to lead the University of Dubuque football team to a 27-18 victory over Coe College in the American Rivers Conference opener in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Quarterback Sean Duffy of Anchorage and tight end Karletty Faamatuainu of Eagle River accounted for 14 points on two scoring strikes and a… Read more »

Duffy throws go-ahead TD as Dubuque downs Pacific for 1st win

September 8, 2018

His pocket precision still needs a little polish, but University of Dubuque quarterback Sean Duffy of Anchorage was on target when he needed to be. The sophomore transfer completed 3-of-4 passes and threw a 10-yard touchdown strike to cap a 9-play scoring drive at end of the second quarter to put the Spartans ahead for… Read more »

Nero makes career-high 10 tackles for College of Idaho

September 5, 2018

College of Idaho junior linebacker Jordan Nero of Wasilla reached double figures in tackles for the first time in his career against Montana Tech. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder collected a career-high 10 tackles in a 36-16 loss during NAIA action in Caldwell, Idaho. He also had a half sack. Nero, of Colony High fame, has registered… Read more »

Overbaugh signs with Atlanta, could play in Thursday’s opener

September 4, 2018

The Atlanta Falcons didn’t bring in long snapper Jeff Overbaugh of Anchorage to play right away, but that might be the case. Signed to the practice squad only a few days ago, the second-year player has been called up to work out with the special team at official practice and has been alternating snaps with… Read more »

Pili records first sack, tackle for loss for USC defense in opener

September 3, 2018

Last year, the University of Southern California inserted Anchorage’s Brandon Pili in the starting lineup as an emergency. This year he’s earned the right to start on the defensive line. The 6-foot-4, 325-pound sophomore was on the field early and often in USC’s season-opening 43-21 win over the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Los… Read more »

Reed returns to field, enjoys perfect kicking day for Chadron St

September 2, 2018

Placekicker Carson Reed of Wasilla made a triumph return to the football field with Chadron State College in Nebraska. Playing his first game in basically two years, the freshman went 6-for-6 on PATs and booted a 42-yard field goal in a 45-8 win over Black Hills State. Reed, of East High fame, has not played… Read more »

From walk-on to captain, Hall has remarkable rise at Idaho

August 22, 2018

Before he walked on the football team at the University of Idaho, Ed Hall of Chugiak got sage advice from his high school coach Jason Brewer. “He told me, ‘You have to outwork everybody. You have to be first in everything. You have to showcase yourself,’” Hall told me. “It’s tough coming out of Alaska… Read more »