Two Interior teams claimed conference titles over the weekend

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Dog Bowl did not disappoint, as the Lathrop Malemutes and the West Valley Wolfpack fought tooth and nail as the playoff spots and Railbelt title hung in the balance.
This game had it all, dramatic flair, amazing catches and the match went down to the final minute.
The Malemutes won 23-18 against the Wolfpack behind their stellar play from Bubba Maschmeier, who helped pace the offense.
Maschmeier first ran in a nine yard touchdown run to help put Lathrop up 21-6 in the second half.
West Valley nearly made the comeback, as Avery Weston was found by Shaun Conwell, as the duo lit the night up in the second half with some dazzling offensive plays.
However, the match ended with West Valley not able to get out of bounds, letting the clock run out and Lathrop stormed the field to not only take the conference title, but they are the top seed out of the Railbelt, facing the Eagle River Wolves in Palmer on Saturday.
The Eielson Ravens football program put their stamp on the map once again, this time running all over the Monroe Catholic Rams to capture the top seed out of the Aurora Conference and host a playoff game here in the Interior.
The Dirty Birds took flight to win 49-13 over their conference foes, as Jayden Manibusan led the rushing attack, while the defense was led by DeAndre "Zeb" Ford, who clogged the passing lanes to grab two interceptions on Saturday, returning one of them for 91 yards for the touchdown.
As a team, Eielson ran for 407 yards on the day, as Manibusan ran for 284 yards on 35 rushes along with three touchdowns.
Eielson is looking to add their sixth championship in their history, as they will now host the Ketchikan Kings this weekend for the semifinals of the DIII playoffs.