FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) REDINGTON @ EIELSON: 29-0 EIELSON
Eielson came into the season with uncertainty after they almost combined with the North Pole Patriots, and now they sit pretty at 4-0 on the season. The Dirty Birds took down the Redington Huskies in a conference game. The offense did its job in the 29-0 victory, but it was the defense that stepped up. Redington came into the game with a perfect record, but the Ravens made quick work of the Huskies' offensive line. They forced two picks and blitzed the pocket on many occasions.
"Everyone has been doubting us this season and we're undefeated right now and we plan to keep doing that." said Eielson's Will McManus. "The defense was just doing everything we had to do today. We were blitzing well, we were covering well and we were doing everything well. The line was getting the rush we needed like everything was going in our favor for defense."
The Dirty Birds now take a trip up North when they face the Barrow Whalers in an Aurora Conference match-up this weekend.
WEST VALLEY @ KENAI CENTRAL: 45-22 WEST VALLEY
The West Valley Wolfpack earned their first win on the season with a victory over Kenai. The Wolfpack won 45-22 over the Kardinals, as Shaun Conwell displayed his arm with four touchdowns on Saturday. West Valley were looking to snap their losing streak to start the season, and they did so behind their offense putting up some big points. Their defense also helped maintain a lead in this non-conference match-up.
The red and gold now host Palmer in their first game in the Railbelt Conference on Friday at 7 P.M.
LATHROP @ SOLDOTNA: 51-14 SOLDOTNA
Lathrop was also down in Southcentral for a match-up against the seven-time defending state champs in SoHi. The Malemutes fell 51-14 to the Stars, who were in the driver's seat by halftime, when they were up 37-0. Jace Henry threw two touchdowns on the night, as the Malemutes found it difficult on both sides of the ball against SoHi.
Lathrop makes their way to North Pole to face the Patriots in a Railbelt Conference game at 7 P.M. on Friday.
NORTH POLE @ PALMER: 45-20 PALMER
The North Pole Patriots were down in the Mat-Su Valley to take on Palmer. The Patriots had some positive plays against their conference foe, but the second half proved too much with Palmer winning 45-20. North Pole's rushing attack struggled against Palmer's defense, managing only 51 yards on the ground.
North Pole looks to rebound this week against Lathrop at 7 P.M. on Friday.
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