Chugiak flaggers rough up Wolves; rematch set for Sept. 22

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 14:28
  • Chugiak’s Mariah Perish runs the ball as Eagle River’s Brooklyn Peters makes the flag pull during the Mustangs’ 47-0 Cook Inlet Conference flag football win over Eagle River on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2018 at Eagle River High. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak’s Chasity Horn makes a leaping touchdown catch during the Mustangs’ 47-0 Cook Inlet Conference flag football win over Eagle River on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2018 at Eagle River High. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Chugiak’s Eva Palmer runs for a gain during the Mustangs’ 47-0 Cook Inlet Conference flag football win over Eagle River on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2018 at Eagle River High. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Eagle River’s Grace Harder tries to break away from the Chugiak defense after catching a pass during the Wolves’ 47-0 Cook Inlet Conference flag football loss to Chugiak on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2018 at Eagle River High School. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Eagle River players huddle before their 47-0 Cook Inlet Conference flag football loss to Chugiak on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2018 at Eagle River High. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)
  • Eagle River’s Jaiden Winslow runs the ball as Chugiak’s Eva Palmer, right, and Marelie Chaperon, center, give chase during the Wolves’ 47-0 Cook Inlet Conference flag football loss to Chugiak on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at Eagle River High. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)

Chugiak’s flag football team is getting healthy and starting to roll.

The Mustangs earned their second straight Cook Inlet Conference flag football win Wednesday by racing past rival Eagle River 47-0 at Eagle River High School.

“The more experienced players are stepping up and pulling the players who haven’t played as much up with them,” said Chugiak coach Marilyn Campnell, whose squad improved to 2-7 in the CIC after dropping seven games to start the year.

Those experienced players include Chugiak stars Chasity Horn and Eva Palmer, who had a role in all seven Chugiak touchdowns Wednesday. Palmer ran for two touchdowns, caught another (from Horn) and threw for two scores, including a first-quarter strike to Kaylin Garner and a second-quarter score to Horn.

Horn also ran for a score and caught the final touchdown of the game, a 60-yard catch-and-run from Casey McCormick.

Dana Ellis had a fumble recovery for Eagle River, which fell to 0-9.

Campnell said her team has played much better of late and is “really starting to gel” after its slow start.

Due to an unusually structured schedule, the meeting was the first for the two rivals of the season despite both having played other CIC teams twice already. Odder yet, both teams have more than a week until their next game — which is also against each other.

“We’re going to do some team bonding,” Campnell said of the midseason hiatus.

Campnell said she inquirerd as to why the teams had such a long break, and was told by the school district it was due in part to the upcoming Yom Kippur holiday, which begins at sundown Sept. 18 and lasts through Sept. 19.

Chugiak and Eagle River will return to the turf on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 11:30 a.m. at Chugiak’s Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.

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MUSTANGS 47, WOLVES 0

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Eagle River High School

Chugiak 14-15-6-12—47

Eagle River 0-0-0-0 — 0

1st Quarter

Chu- Kaylin Garner 11 pass from Eva Palmer (Chasity Horn pass from Palmer), 7:00

Chu- Horn 15 run (Palmer run), :49

2nd Quarter

Chu- Horn 15 pass from Palmer (Mariah Perish pass from Palmer), 6:00

Chu- Palmer 14 pass from Horn (Horn 2-pt run), 4:00

3rd Quarter

Chu- Palmer 5 run (try failed), 4:00

4th Quarter

Chu- Palmer 27 run (try failed), 10:00

Chu- Horn 60 Pass from Casey McCormick (try failed), 2:50

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