The Homer varsity football team earned a second win this season with a 66-18 victory over Redington on Saturday.
The host Mariners, the defending Division III state champions, moved to 2-0 overall and dropped Redington to 0-2 in the nonconference game.
The two teams will play their Mid Alaska game Sept. 22.
Homer quarterback Preston Stanislaw and utility player Chris Martishev had massive games in a contest that started with a long Redington touchdown pass but turned into a rout by Homer.
“Redington scored on us first — their #81 is a really solid player — but I thought we responded well to that,” Homer head coach Justin Zank told Homer News on Monday. “We came out a little flat in that opening drive and gave them an opportunity to score on us …. (But) the goal is, every week, to get better than the week before. I’m happy with where we’re at right now. There’s a lot of room still to grow, so that’s exciting.”
Stanislaw had 14 runs for 108 yards and four scores, and also was 9 of 12 for three touchdowns and 244 yards through the air.
“I think he’s doing a fantastic job,” Zank said.
Zank noted that Stanislaw runs the offense a little differently than it’s been run in the past, but the junior quarterback is “doing an excellent job with his leads.”
“He’s got two starts under his belt, he’s just going to continue getting better,” he said.
Martishev had five catches for 141 yards and three touchdowns. He also had an interception return for a touchdown.
Zank also commended Martishev for his performance on the field to date, noting in particular his pick 6 while playing defensively and catching all of Stanislaw’s passes on Saturday.
CJ Burns also ran in a score for Homer, which led 22-6 after a quarter and 44-18 at the half.
Zank pointed out two other players from the game against Redington, sophomore Donovan Milstead and senior Jake Tappan.
“Donovan played a really good game on defense and led the team on tackles this week,” Zank said. “Jake played well on offense; he was running pretty hard.”
The Mariners defense was able to force six turnovers — three on interceptions and three on fumble recoveries. Homer also scored a pair of points on a safety.
The Mariners turned the ball over twice — once on an interception and once on a fumble.
Homer travels to play Kodiak on Friday at 6 p.m. This one will count in the Mid Alaska Conference. The Bears are 0-2, having taken big losses to Kenai and Houston.
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Mariners 66, Huskies 18
Red — No. 81 65 pass from No. 10 (conversion failed).
Hom — Stanislaw 2 run (conversion failed).
Hom — Martishev 73 pass from Stanislaw (Burns pass from Stanislaw).
Hom — Martishev 22 interception return (Tappan run).
Hom — Martishev 28 pass from Stanislaw (Tappan run).
Red — No. 81 67 pass from No. 10 (conversion failed).
Red — No. 81 28 pass from No. 10 (conversion failed).
Hom — Martishev 12 pass from Stanislaw (conversion failed).
Hom — Stanislaw 10 run (Tappan run).
Hom — Stanislaw 40 run (conversion failed).
Hom — Stanislaw 35 run (Stanislaw run).
Hom — safety.
Hom — Burns 23 run (conversion failed).
First downs 10 15
Rushing — Homer: Stanislaw 14-108, Burns 5-23, Reutov 3-19, Tappan 5-16, Grimes 1-(-4).
Passing — Homer: Stanislaw 9-12-1—244.