FAIRBANKS — Kyle Hubbard provided all of Seward’s scoring in a 22-20 upset of the Barrow Whalers in Saturday afternoon’s Greatland Conference high school football game at Cathy Parker Field in Barrow.
The Seahawks sophomore registered all three touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions against the Whalers, who had entered the game with a 3-0 conference record, 3-1 overall mark and ranked fourth among medium and small schools in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network Poll.
The Seahawks and Whalers knotted the game at 14 in the first quarter and Barrow went into halftime ahead 20-6. Hubbard scored the game-winner in the third quarter.
Loudon Stockton’s 35-yard run put the Whalers up 6-0 with 9:20 left in the first quarter. Hubbard responded at the 5:10 mark for 8-6 lead with a 5-yard scamper and a two-point conversion run.
David Matthews caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Barrow quarterback Makana Ahgeak with 40 seconds left in the opening quarter. Hubbard peeled off a 55-yard dash into the end zone with 1 second left to tie the game.
Ahgeak’s 14-yard run snapped the tie with 8:40 left in the second quarter.
Seward gained its first conference win and second overall victory of the season on Hubbard’s 7-yard burst and ensuing two-point conversion run with 6:27 remaining in the third quarter.
The Seahawks are 1-2 Greatland and 2-3 overall.
Bulldogs thump Buccaneers
The host Nikiski Bulldogs overwhelmed the Valdez Buccaneers 50-0 in a Greatland game Saturday afternoon.
Running back Christian Riddall piled up 246 yards on 12 carries and scored five times, No. 5 in the medium and small schools rankings of the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network Poll.
Riddall’s journeys into the end zone were from 13, 1, 21, 75 and 6 yards out.
Bulldogs quarterback Cade Anderson completed nine of 12 passes for 155 yards and connected with Hunter Holloway on a 32-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
Nikiski limited Valdez to minus 22 yards rushing while generating 423 yards on the ground.
Buccaneers quarterback Colbin Hansen threw for 174 yards on eight of 19 attempts despite the Bulldogs intercepting him five times.
Nikiski improved to 2-1 Greatland and 4-1 overall while Valdez slipped to 1-2 and 1-4, respectively.
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