Posts Tagged: Football

20 for 2020: These Alaska athletes brought their best this year

December 29, 2020

With 2020 in our rearview, let’s look back on the top 20 Alaska athletes from this year. Here is the list for our 20 for 2020. They represent the best of the best from The Last Frontier. History makers, record setters, world champions and more. From the ski trails to the track and the hardwood… Read more »

Defensive playmakers Piliati, Faletoi named NSAA all-conference

December 8, 2020

Led by big-play specialists like Anchorage’s Presley Piliati and Soldotna’s Aaron Faletoi, the Dickinson State University defense was well represented on the North Star Athletic Association all-conference football team. Both defensive linemen were both named to the first team – the only Alaskans honored by the NAIA conference on offense, defense and special teams. Dickinson… Read more »

Ulofoshio has career-high 18 tackles, most for UW in 27 games

December 5, 2020

Anchorage’s Edefusan Ulofoshio racked up a career-high 18 tackles and recovered a fumble to lead the University of Washington defense in a 31-26 loss to Stanford in the Pac-12. The sophomore linebacker recorded 13 solo stops and scooped up a fumble in the fourth quarter and looked to score, racing 39 yards before getting cut… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Huffer Sr. is the godfather of Chugiak football

December 4, 2020

One of the true coaching icons of Alaska high school football, Tom Huffer Sr. built the Chugiak Mustangs into a perennial powerhouse during his 19 years as head coach. He was there in 1969 when the program got off the ground and he was there in 1984 and 1988 when two of his teams were… Read more »

Furlong has first TD of 2020, eclipses 500 career rushing yards

November 21, 2020

Brenner Furlong of Soldotna scored his first touchdown of the season to help Dakota State University snap a two-game losing streak. The junior running back rumbled his way to a 15-yard score late in the second quarter of a 37-28 victory over Mayville State in North Dakota. Furlong, of Soldotna High fame, finished with eight… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Magner put up huge numbers in college, AFL

November 20, 2020

Arguably the greatest wide receiver from Alaska, Cole Magner of Palmer parlayed his time at Bowling Green State University into a professional career in the Arena Football League. He also signed with the Atlanta Falcons but never played in the NFL. Nevertheless, his impact was undeniable. Nicknamed ‘Sunshine’ because of his blonde, long locks, Magner… Read more »

Ulofoshio unleashes defensive destruction on OSU in Pac-12 win

November 15, 2020

Anchorage’s Edefuan Ulofoshio was a one-man wrecking crew for the University of Washington defense against Oregon State. He recorded nine solo tackles, recovered a fumble and broke up four passes, including three in a row on OSU’s final drive in the final moments of the fourth quarter to ice a 27-21 win in Seattle, Washington…. Read more »

Lester tosses career-high four TDs, leads Dakota Wesleyan to win

November 14, 2020

Zach Lester of Fairbanks beautifully orchestrated the offense en route to arguably his greatest day under center for the Dakota Wesleyan University football team. The junior quarterback completed 16-of-24 passes for 199 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in a 35-16 victory over Jamestown in Bismarck, North Dakota. Playing his best in the second half,… Read more »

Coleman, Atonio named Alaska Athlete of the Week co-winners

November 2, 2020

Dimond High School’s Skyler Coleman and East High School’s Ja’Sem Atonio were named co-winners of the Alaska Athlete of the Week award after leading their respective football teams to championship seasons. Atonio put on a brilliant passing display in leading the Thunderbirds to a district championship and perfect 7-0 record with a 41-0 victory over Bartlett. The senior… Read more »

Chace climbs to seventh in all-time receiving yards for PC Saints

November 1, 2020

Marshal Chace of Fairbanks has left an indelible mark on the Presentation College football program. The third-year wide receiver moved to No. 7 in all-time receiving yards for the NAIA team after amassing 75 yards in a 13-6 loss to Waldorf in South Dakota. The 6-foot-1 wideout now has 1,045 receiving yards, passing Jerome Mayfield… Read more »