The Thunder Mountain Falcons fell to the Soldotna Stars 61 to 6 on a balmy and dry Friday evening in Juneau.
In Palmer, the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears prevailed 33 to 24 over the Colony Knights.
Neither was a conference game, so it doesn’t count toward the run toward playoffs in the Southeast Conference. Soldotna is the powerhouse of the Northern Lights Conference; Thunder Mountain is part of the Southeast Conference, and Juneau-Douglas just joined the SEC after years in the Railbelt. Colony is a member of the Railbelt Conference.
Soldotna scored less than two minutes into the game, with three touchdowns in the first quarter. The Stars easily scored four more in the second quarter then one in the third.
The Falcons’ only touchdown came in the fourth quarter, on a 57-yard carry by senior Ben Jahn. The Falcons’ attempt at a two-point conversion was blocked. The Stars’ final touchdown came midway through the fourth quarter, for a total of 61 points to the Falcons’ 6.
In Palmer, Crimson Bears’ running back Demetrius Campos scored four touchdowns. At half-time the Bears led 13 to 0. The second half was more competitive, with one Colony TD in the third and three in the fourth quarter. But Juneau’s George Sua scored another touchdown for the Bears in the last quarter, sealing the game at 33 to 24.
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