Playoff football game features Alaska’s Toomey, Feckley
A couple Alaska players were on the field when 10th-ranked Saint John’s beat No. 18 Dubuque 51-7 Saturday in Collegeville, Minnesota, in the first round of the NCAA D3 college football playoffs.
Anchorage’s Griffin Toomey is the punter for Saint John’s and Conor Feckley of Anchorage is the backup quarterback for Dubuque.
Toomey, of South High fame, is one of the best punters in his conference with a season-long kick of 61 yards. In this game he punted three times, with two of them downed inside the 20.
He averaged 37.3 yards per attempt, right at his season average.
Saint John’s improved to 10-1.
A junior, Toomey hasn’t had a punt blocked in 122 career attempts.Feckley, of West High fame, is a sophomore quarterback who saw limited playing time in his first playoff appearance.
Two weeks ago, in his only start, the 6-footer completed 17-of-31 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-21 win over Coe. All of his stats were career highs.
Feckley played in a total of five games this season. Last year he saw action just once.
Dubuque finished the year 8-3, 1-0 with Feckley as the starter.