Football roundup: Homer, Ketchikan notch wins

The visiting Homer football team took advantage of a blocked punt late in the game to notch a 22-20 victory on Nikiski’s homecoming Saturday.

Both teams were eliminated from the playoff race before this week. Homer finishes 2-2 in the Peninsula Conference and 2-6 overall, while Nikiski finishes 1-3 and 3-5.

“Homer has some big dudes,” Nikiski coach Paul Nelson said. “We played hard, and it was exciting and a great way to end the season.

“It didn’t turn out the way we would have liked, but there are a lot of positives going into the offseason.”

Homer went up 16-0, but Nikiski came back with 20 unanswered points on two touchdowns from Sam Berry an another from Koleman McCaughey.

Late in the game, Nikiski tried to punt from deep in its own territory and the kick was blocked. Homer scored the game-winner on the next play.