Posts Tagged: Football

Football standout Piliati named Alaska Athlete of the Week

October 18, 2020

Anchorage football player Presley Piliati anchored a devastating defense in a 23-3 win that moved Dickinson State University to 5-0 for the first time since 2010. The senior defensive lineman made a season-high seven tackles and added his first sack of the season to overwhelm Dakota State in the North Star Athletic Association battle. Piliati,… Read more »

Chace hauls in 59-yard TD reception for Presentation College

October 17, 2020

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… Read more »

Merchant, Rolston share Alaska Athlete of the Week honors

October 12, 2020

Two high school athletes who turned in historic performances share Alaska Athlete of the Week honors. Anchorage Christian School senior Tristian Merchant ran the fastest ever cross country time for an Alaska high school runner when he clocked 14:41 at the Region III championships in Palmer. Chugiak High senior Josh Rolston kicked the longest field goal in Alaska high… Read more »

Piliati helps Dickinson State move to 5-0 for first time since 2010

October 11, 2020

Anchorage’s Presley Piliati anchored a devastating defense in a 23-3 win that moved Dickinson State University to 5-0 for the first time since 2010. The senior defensive lineman made a season-high seven tackles and added his first sack of the season to overwhelm Dakota State in the North Star Athletic Association battle. Piliati, of East… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Denton rushed for 125 yards, 2 TDs in 2006

October 9, 2020

Anchorage’s Brett Denton had the game of his life on Nov. 18, 2006 when the Boise State University football team called on him to step up and step in for injured All-American running back Ian Johnson. Denton carried the ball 17 times, rushed for a career-high 125 yards and scored the game’s first two touchdowns… Read more »

Rolston boots 56-yard field goal, longest in Alaska prep history

October 3, 2020

Chugiak High kicker Josh Rolston kicked the longest field goal in Alaska high school football history, splitting the uprights on a 56-yard bomb in a 51-3 loss to the East T-birds. The all-state senior and reigning Alaska Kicker of the Year beat the previous state record of 53 yards set by Chugiak’s Bryan Maley in… Read more »

Trio of Alaskans anchor Dickinson State defense in opening win

September 13, 2020

Three Alaskans playing defense for the Dickinson State University football team keyed a second-half shutout that carried the Blue Hawks to a 26-14 victory over Dakota State University in South Dakota. Defensive linemen Presley Piliati of Anchorage and Aaron Faletoi of Soldotna in addition to defensive back Jayden Heartwell of Anchorage combined for five of… Read more »

Lathrop football player Littell named Alaska Athlete of the Week

August 31, 2020

In his first high school start, quarterback/kicker Jarren Littell of Fairbanks threw four touchdowns to four different receivers in Lathrop High School’s 57-0 win over the West Valley Wolfpack. Littell completed 8 of 11 for 146 yards and no interceptions. The junior has now thrown a touchdown pass in all three years in a varsity contest. The… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Tongue’s 3 pick-six in 1994 ties Pac-10 record

June 19, 2020

Reggie Tongue of Fairbanks led the NCAA and tied a Pac-10 Conference record with three interception return touchdowns in 1994 with Oregon State University. The 6-foot, 204-pound junior defensive back moved to free safety that season and hauled in a career-high five interceptions and was selected Second Team All-Pac-10. Oregon State finished 4-7 with Tongue… Read more »

Drummond, McPhail named Athlete of the Week co-winners

June 15, 2020

Mat-Su Valley football standouts Reggie Drummond and Julian McPhail have been named co-winners of the Alaska Athlete of the Week award after helping lead and maintain a peaceful protest in Palmer to bring attention to racial injustice. Drummond, a recently graduated Wasilla Warriors running back and linebacker, was the first speaker at a gathering organized… Read more »