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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Alaska Football

Alaska high schools completed their second week of the football season. Juneau-Douglas has started the season 2-0 with wins over Kenai (4 Time State Champ) and Lathrop. In Week 1 Juneau-Douglas was led by freshman running back Silver Maake who had 9 rushes for 61 yards. In Week 2 Douglas lost Maake in the first half to a broken fibula after rushing for 78 yards on 8 rushes.

Silver Ma'ake breaks a tackle

Faifo Levale (pictured #52) led the team defensively and also ran for a 45 yard touchdown in the second half of the game.

Juneau's defense, led by Levale, frequently got to backfield at about the same time Lathrop's quarterback handed off the ball. Juneau limited the Malemutes to 18 yards of total offense, picked off two passes, recovered three fumbles and recorded two quarterback sacks.

"Being quick off the ball is the main thing," Levale said. "I think our linemen did great today, both sides of the ball, especially on the defensive side. Causing that pressure allows the cornerbacks and free safety and secondary to just get interceptions, tackles, everything."

Chalmers said, "Today I think we saw how dominating he (Levale) can be. He got in and broke up pass plays, knocked down the ball, prevented sweeps, stacked up the middle, but he wasn't alone. Donovan Wilson, Phillip Moser, even Ivan Miramontes, the smallest kid on the he team was just dynamic in there today."


Shawn Pili leads East (Anchorage) at middle linebacker and running back. Pili in week had two touchdowns (4yds & 3 yds) in a loss to North Pole. In week 2 Pili had a touchdown in East's route of Eagle River 58-0. Pili has also been named to preseason all star team.

West (Anchorage) which has opened the season with two loses to Palmer in week 1 and Bartlett in week 2. West has been led by running back Salemale Lauvao a transfer from Kea'au High School on the island of Hawai'i. Lauvao return a kickoff for 84 yards in week 1 and had 2 receptions for 41 yards. This weekend Lauvao had 14 rushes for 70 yards.

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