Eagle River football pulls off big comeback for second straight win
Eagle River’s football team is coming home with a comeback win.
The Wolves scored 28 straight points to stun West Valley Friday night for a 36-30 nonconference win in Fairbanks.
“We have a really strong-heart team,” Wolves quarterback Nathaniel Guderian told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner after scoring the game-winning touchdown with 1:17 left to play.
Guderian credited his offensive linemen for the 1-yard plunge.
“My linemen did it right there for me,” he said.
West Valley (0-3) led 30-8 at the half before Eagle River stormed back behind Tim Pennington, who finished with a game-high 153 yards on 18 carries for three touchdowns. Pennington scored on 11-, 42- and 14-yard touchdown runs, tying the game at 30-30 with his 14-yarder with 7:05 left in the game.
Cashiez Reaves scored on a 7-yard touchdown run for the Wolves’ only first-half score.
Eagle River improved to 2-2 overall. The Wolves begin their Northern Lights Conference season Saturday at 6 p.m. against Kodiak in Kodiak.