Wolves advance in flag playoffs
Eagle River flag football has at least one more game while Chugiak saw its season end in the opening round of the Cook Inlet Conference tournament Tuesday, Oct. 9.
The fifth-seeded Wolves got two touchdowns from Skylar Metzel to knock off No. 4 East 19-13 at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.
Eagle River plays top-seeded Dimond today (Thursday, Oct. 11) at 6 p.m. at Dimond Alumni Field with a championship berth on the line.
After scoring on a 15-yard pass, Metzel and quarterback Lauren Frost connected for a second time on a 13-yard strike as time expired in the second quarter to put Eagle River up 13-0 at the half.
East ran back the opening kickoff in the second half to cut the lead to six. Alyssa Randall scored on an 18-yard run to put the Wolves up 19-7 with 2:20 left in the game.
The T-Birds marched 87 yards with four straight completions to cut the lead to six with 1:10 remaining, but Eagle River ran out the clock to seal the victory.
In the first game of the evening, No. 6 Service used its passing attack and two defensive touchdowns to upset third-seeded Chugiak 31-13.
Holly Brehmer scored both touchdowns for the Mustangs.
Service went ahead 19-13 late in the third quarter. On Chugiak’s first play following the Cougars’ go-ahead score, Zoe Bailey took a 17-yard interception return to the end zone to put Service up 25-13.
Hayleigh Van Allen added a 70-yard pick six in the fourth quarter to seal the win for Service.