West football rolls past Chugiak
High-flying West raced out to a 35-7 halftime lead and never looked back in a 48-13 Cook Inlet Conference football win over Chugiak on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Anchorage Football Stadium.
"We weren't playing with a passion," said Chugiak quarterback David Mayhew, who threw a pair of touchdown passes to tight end Matt Oldenkamp in the game.
Chugiak fell to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the CIC.
Conor Feckley threw three touchdown passes and ran for another for West, which improved to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the CIC.
Oldenkamp said the loss doesn't mean the Mustangs are going to give up on the season.
"It's only the third game of the season," he said. "We've still got five conference games to go."
Oldenkamp scored on a 64-yard catch-and-run from Mayhew in the second quarter and again on a 3-yard grab as time expired in the game.
The contest featured a bizarre ending, as officials would not allow the Mustangs to attempt a point-after try following Oldenkamp's second touchdown. As Chugiak protested, one official told the team's coaching staff that, since the game wasn't close, "it doesn't matter."
However, that's not exactly true, as defensive points allowed do figure into tie-breakers when it comes to selecting playoff teams following the regular season.
For Chugiak to get itself back into the playoff race, Mayhew said the team will need to come out with more intensity against South on Friday, Aug. 31 at Chugiak at 7 p.m.
"We've just got to come back this week and practice hard, then come out Friday and play hard," he said.