Football

DEREK CLARKSTON/Kodiak Daily Mirror

Chugiak quarterback Quentin Wilson runs into the end zone during a high school football game against Kodiak Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. 

During the fourth quarter of Friday’s 56-0 nonconference football loss to Chugiak, Kodiak coach Bryan Ellsworth gazed into the stands and was amazed at the number of fans still cheering on the hometown team. 

“I appreciate the fans sticking around for four quarters even though it wasn’t must-see-TV,” the second-year coach said. “That really made me feel good, especially when these guys are getting knocked around a little bit and taking their lumps.”

It was one of those nights for Kodiak as the Bears dropped to 0-2 on the season and left Joe Floyd Track and Field still in search of their inaugural score of the season.

The Bears moved the ball on offense — 199 yards and 12 first downs — but also turned the pigskin over four times — two interceptions and two fumbles.

“I felt like we did move the ball fairly well,” Ellsworth said. “I was very proud of that.”  

Kodiak’s deepest and longest drive was on the game’s first possession. The Bears orchestrated a 66-yard, 13-play drive that lasted 7 minutes, 15 seconds.

The march stalled on a failed fourth-down try on Chugiak’s 12-yard line.

It took the Mustangs only one play to take the lead for good. 

Senior quarterback Quentin Wilson kept the ball on an option and raced 88 yards untouched to the end zone.

Big plays kept coming for the Mustangs as 21 of their 36 offensive snaps went for more than 10 yards, while five of their eight touchdowns came from outside the red zone.   

Wilson ended with 224 all-purpose yards — 122 rushing and 102 passing — and four touchdowns. 

“With our triple-option attack, Quentin is great at that. We worked really hard with him on the option during the offseason,” second-year Chugiak coach Ryan Landers said. 

Junior Grant Jones chipped in 98 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. 

Chugiak, a Division I team out of the Chugach Conference, racked up 491 total offensive yards — 389 on the ground.

The Mustangs went 1-8 last season; this season they are already 2-0 and have yet to give up a touchdown. They face Bartlett next week.  

“We came into the year with the mindset of turning things around,” Landers said. “We put a lot on the kids’ shoulders this year as far as accountability ... we compete every day, and it has been showing so far.” 

Junior Igan Galindez did it all for Kodiak, accounting for 111 yards — 48 rushing, 45 passing and 18 receiving. 

Senior Ryan Walker led Kodiak’s ground attack with 63 yards on 14 carries. 

MUSTANGS 56, BEARS 0

Chugiak   14 7 21 14 — 56   

Kodiak   0 0 0 0 — 0  

First quarter

Chu — Wilson 88 run (Rolston kick), 4:28.

Chu — Jones 23 run (Rolston kick), :56. 

Second quarter

Chu — Wilson 9 run (Rolston kick), 10:21. 

Third quarter

Chu — Huffer 24 pass from Wilson (Rolston kick), 10:56. 

Chu — Oshesky 12 run (Rolston kick), 9:38

Chu — Oshesky 30 pass from Wilson (Rolston kick), 2:56. 

Fourth quarter

Chu — Jones 16 run (Rolston kick), 11:42.

Chu — Kod Carlson 1 run (Beesing kick), 4:50. 

Individual statistics

Rushing — Chugiak: Wilson 5-122, Jones 7-98, Huffer 4-56, Harvey 4-24, Beesing 2-27, Oshesky 2-23, Kod. Carlson 3-21, Kol. Carlson 1-12, Harr 1-6. Kodiak: Galindez 13-48, Walker 14-63, Mangrobang 4-7, Ocampo 1-4, Nono 1-1, Arevalo 2-7, Buck 2-6.  

Passing — Chugiak: Wilson 4-7-2-0 — 102. Kodiak: Galindez 6-9-0-0 — 45; Walker 1-7-0-2 —18. 

Receiving — Chugiak: Harr 1-37; Oshesky 1-30, Huffer 2-35. Kodiak: Mangrobang 5-50, Galindez 1-18, Arevalo 1-(-5). 

JV: Kodiak 22, Chugiak 14

 

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