NEXT LEVEL: Snell scores first college TD, McDonald lights the lamp for No. 8 Friars, Krajnik signs with UAA and Jennings makes a splash in Boise
Montana State University redshirt freshman tight end Derryk Snell had his best game as a college football player Saturday when he caught three passes for 42 yards and his first career touchdown in the Bobcats’ 42-7 win over Southern Utah in Bozeman, Montana.
The 2017 Alaska Gatorade Football Player of the Year has caught six passes this season and drew praise from Bobcats coach Jeff Choate in postgame interviews.
“He’s got really good ball skills,” Choate said of the 6-foot-2, 245-pounder, who graduated from Chugiak High in 2018. “He’s a talented young man.”
With the win, Montana State improved to 6-3 overall and 3-2 in the Big Sky Conference. The Bobcats entered the game ranked No. 15 in the most recent NCAA Division I Football Conference Subdivision (FCS) Coaches Poll. Montana State plays at Northern Colorado on Saturday.
McDonald scores in back-to-back games for No. 8 Friars
Everywhere he goes Cam McDonald scores goals.
The Providence College and former Eagle River High defenseman scored his first collegiate goal in the team’s 4-2 win over Clarkson on Oct. 19. McDonald wasted no time getting his second tally, picking up another goal in the team’s Oct. 25 win over Boston College. Through Oct. 27, Providence was ranked No. 8 in the U.S. College Hockey Online Division I poll.
McDonald played junior hockey for the Kenai River Brown Bears and Muskegon Lumberjacks before signing with the Friars.
Krajnik to skate for Seawolves
After spending nearly three years on the Kenai Peninsula, Zach Krajnik is coming home.
The 2017 Chugiak High grad and current Kenai River Brown Bears forward announced his commitment with Division I Alaska-Anchorage for the 2020-21 season.
Krajnik is in his third season with Kenai River of the North American Hockey League, where last season he scored 17 goals in 59 games. In 16 games this season, Krajnik has six goals and 13 assists; as of Sunday he ranked 12th in the league in scoring.
Jennings making a splash in Boise
Boise State senior swimmer Emmie Jennings continues to make a splash in Idaho, where the two-time All-Mountain West conference performer has been racking up more victories for the Division I Broncos.
The 2016 Chugiak High grad won the 100 freestyle in a meet against Idaho last month and helped her team win the 200 yard freestyle relay in a meet against Idaho to bring her NCAA career win total to 19.
On Saturday, Jennings helped the BSU 200 medley relay team to a second-place finish during a dual meet against Nevada.