Homer Alaska - Sports

Story last updated at 6:06 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mariners head to Juneau; after win against Houston

By Angelina Skowronski
For the Homer News

The Homecoming win just wasn't enough for the Mariners' football team. They had to have more by winning 42-20 against host Houston last Friday for the regular season finale. Homer now sits as the No. 2 seed for the Northern Lights Conference behind Soldotna in first.

"The game had its ups and downs, yet once the Mariners settled down and focused on the task at hand, the ground and pound yielded the wanted results," said Head Coach Camron Wyatt.

On paper the Mariners had more than 340 yards rushing and 40 yards passing. Senior Dylan Day dominated with 200-plus yards rushing on 18 carries and five touchdowns, one of which he pitched back to lineman Willy Deaver as a "thank you" for clearing the way.

Teammate Hoss Frank also showed a great day on the ground. Described as "the work horse of the season" by Wyatt, Frank scored on a 40 yard run.

The Mariners' kicking game is worth bragging rights with Robin Glosser kicking three extra points and two touch backs.

The Mariners will be packing their bags and heading to Juneau this weekend to take on the No. 1 seed of the Southeast Conference, Juneau's Thunder Mountain, in the semi-playoffs for medium schools division.

Soldotna (No.1 NLC) will play Kenai (No. 3 NLC) on Saturday at noon for the other semi-final game. The state championship will be held Oct. 15 at Chugiak High School.