Chugiak flag football team advances to CIC semifinals

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 13:13
  • Chugiak quarterback Eva Palmer makes a move during the Mustangs’ 27-0 win over Service in the first round of the Cook Inlet Conference flag football playoffs at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium in Chugiak. Palmer scored three touchdowns for Chugiak, which will play in the semifinals on Thursday, Oct. 12. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)

Chugiak began its Cook Inlet Conference championship defense with an emphatic statement Tuesday, racing past Service 27-0 to advance to Thursday’s semifinals against Dimond.

The Mustangs got three rushing touchdowns from senior quarterback Eva Palmer and another from sophomore Chasity Horn. Thursday’s game time had not been announced as of Tuesday night, but will likley be either 5 or 5:30 p.m. at Dimond.

Palmer scored on touchdown runs in the first and second quarter to give the Mustangs a 13-0 lead at halftime. She made it 21-0 with a touchdown run and two-point conversion in the third quarter, and Horn capped the scoring by taking a pitch from Palmer into the end zone for the final tally.

Chugiak entered the tournament as the CIC’s No. 3 seed after finishing 8-6 in the regular season. No. 2 seed Dimond — which beat Chugiak twice during the regular season — defeated Bartlett on Tuesday to improve to 13-2 overall.

The Mustangs were seeded fifth last season, but knocked off Service and Dimond en route to an upset victory over West in the championship game.

Wolves fall to West

No. 8 Eagle River saw its flag football season come to an end with a 35-6 loss to undefeated West on Tuesday in the first round of the CIC playoffs at West.

The Eagles improved to 15-0 this season, while the Wolves finished 0-15.

CORRECTION: Story has been updated to reflect the correct records for all teams through Tuesday night’s games.

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