Eagle River football falls despite running back’s big day

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 18:34
  • 0798 Eagle Rivers Ryan Adkins is sacked by Wasillas Christian Fuller during the Warriors’ 30-0 nonconference high school football win over the Wolves on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Wasilla’s Veterans Memorial Field. (Photo for the Star by Michael Dinneen) Photo for the Star by Michael Dinneen
  • Eagle River’s Kam Williams finds a hole to run through during the during the Warriors’ 30-0 nonconference high school football win over the Wolves on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Field in Wasilla. (Photo for the Star by Michael Dinneen)
  • Eagle River’s Grant Burningham attempts to pull in a pass as Wasilla’s Jordan Quenga during the Warriors’ 30-0 nonconference high school football win over the Wolves on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Wasilla’s Veterans Memorial Field. (Photo for the Star by Michael Dinneen)
  • Megan Miles, center, and the Eagle River cheerleaders perform in a rainstorm at halftime of the Warriors’ 30-0 nonconference high school football win over the Wolves on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Wasilla’s Veterans Memorial Field. (Photo for the Star by Michael Dinneen)
  • Eagle River junior Kam Williams ran for 128 yards in a 30-0 nonconference high school football loss to Wasilla on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)

Kam Williams ran for 128 yards on 13 carries but he and the Eagle River Wolves couldn’t find the end zone in a 30-0 nonconference prep football loss to Wasilla Friday, Aug. 18 at Veterans Memorial Field in Wasilla.

Grant Burningham added 48 yards on 13 carries for Eagle River, which racked up 205 yards on the ground but wasn’t able to complete a pass on a rainy night across Southcentral Alaska.

Despite falling to 1-1 overall, the Wolves have put up some impressive offensive numbers so far this season. In its two games, Eagle River has racked up 561 rushing yards — an average of 280 yards per contest. Williams, a junior, leads the team with 208 yards rushing, with the senior Burningham racking 158 through his first two games.

Orazio Ramos and JT Adams each had seven tackles to lead the defense against the Warriors (2-0 overall, 0-0 Railbelt Conference), with Ramos notching four of the team’s eight tackles for a loss.

Eagle River’s nonconference schedule continues on Saturday, Aug. 26, when the Wolves host Dimond at 2 p.m. at the Wolves’ Den. The Lynx (1-1 overall, 0-0 Cook Inlet Conference) lost 64-6 to Division 2 Soldotna of the NLC on Friday night at Dimond. Eagle River’s NLC season begins in two weeks when the Wolves host Kenai Central.

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