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Nikiski, Eielson set to battle for small-schools crown

...losses to Barrow in 2011 and Monroe in 2013 to capture the big trophy.As a four-year starter for the Bulldogs, senior linebacker Luke Johnson has been through it all, and has experienced both sides of the coin in championship situations. Standing...
Nikiski football tops Barrow to reach 5th straight small-schools title game

...28-12 game, then Barrow recovered the onside kick.But Nikiski's defense, which coach Riddall said was led by senior linebacker Luke Johnson in holding the Whalers to 233 total yards, forced a punt.Nikiski then went on a 13-play, 84-yard...
Medium-schools preview: SoHi, North Pole both claim underdog role

...a touchdown. In short, the SoHi defense will be getting a workout. "They're way faster than us," admitted senior linebacker Drew Fowler. Fowler had two big defensive plays last week against Juneau; a crucial safety in the first half and...
Small-schools state preview: Bulldogs want revenge against Eielson

...didn't go for 41 touches, they don't win." Senior linebacker Luke Johnson will be one of the players in the Nikiski...that redemption." Christian Riddall, another senior linebacker who finished the regular season with 1,134 rushing...
Houston football tops Homer The win also snapped a five-game losing streak for the Hawks. Leading the way for the Houston defense was senior linebacker Matt Barron, who recovered a pair of Mariner fumbles. The first came in the second quarter, when Barron literally...
Nikiski comes up short against Eielson

...surge."They've got some good players, with a big quarterback like that, it makes it hard to get on him," Senior linebacker Lincoln Johnson said. "With speedy, shifty guys like Anthony and Tyler, they're good players and athletes...
Nikiski football clobbers Barrow

...Barrow was seemingly overwhelmed by Nikiski's defense, recording only 235 total offensive yards, and Nikiski senior linebacker Lincoln Johnson had three sacks on the day. In contrast, Nikiski had 516 total yards of offense."It helps if...
Nikiski eases to playoff win

...on defense, as they pressured Monroe quarterback Tyler Wells all day long, forcing him into panic situations. Senior linebacker Lincoln Johnson had five sacks, with help from junior lineman Jesse Eide. "We were watching him, we knew he was...
SoHi and Homer battle for state crown

...execute more and move the ball down the field, rather than just having Colton take a 60-yard run down the field."Senior linebacker Gavin Larson is one cog of many on the offensive and defensive lines that have propelled Soldotna to a 7-1 overall...
Eielson beats Nikiski for state football crown

...yards on the day. "It provided that incentive for the younger guys that we can do it and we can push through," senior linebacker Lincoln Johnson said. Nikiski's only score of the game came on a 26-yard pass to Garrett Feller from Seth Carstens...


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