Chace hauls in 59-yard TD reception for Presentation College
Nothing was going to stop Marshal Chace of Fairbanks from scoring his first touchdown of the 2020 college football season.
The senior wide receiver from Presentation College took a short pass over the middle and raced 59 yards to the end zone early in the third quarter of a 21-18 loss to Dakota State in the North Star Athletic Association.
Chace displayed speed, shiftiness and shear grit on the play.
He outran the coverage for 40 yards before cutting back at the 10-yard line to avoid one defender and then peeling off an ankle tackle from another defender at the 5, stretching out his left arm to barely cross the goal line as he fell to the grass.
It was an outstanding effort by the 6-foot-1 Alaskan, exactly what was needed for a Presentation team looking for its first victory of the season.
— Lito Pajimula (@coach_paj619) October 17, 2020
Chace, of North Pole High fame, finished with three catches for a team-high 75 yards.
This was his fifth career touchdown in 24 games with Presentation, a NAIA school in South Dakota. He hauled in a career-long 60-yard bomb in 2018.
Chace needs only 48 more receiving yards to reach the 1,000-yard milestone.
The Presentation College squad features nine Alaskans on its roster, with Chace and Anchorage’s Jon’uel Fisher making the biggest impact in the game against Dakota State.
Fisher, of Service High fame, matched his season-high with six tackles.
The 5-foot-9 freshman defensive back is tied for sixth on the team with 25 tackles in six games. He also blocked a field goal two weeks ago against Dickinson State.
Dakota State features a couple of Alaskans, most notably Brenner Furlong of Soldotna.
The 6-foot junior running back produced a season-high 47 yards on 13 carries.
Furlong, of Soldotna High fame, is just 19 yards shy of reaching 500 for his career. He also owns three career touchdowns, including one on special teams.