The Kodiak High School Bears football team extended its unbeaten streak to three on the new season. Kodiak dropped the Homer Mariners 56 to 32 on Friday at the Joe Floyd Field.
The Mariners led early, scoring 15 points in the first quarter, but the Bears led 27-24 at the half and never looked back. Neither team’s defense was particularly stout, as Homer racked up 390 yards, and Kodiak 453 yards, of offense. With 324 yards on the ground, the Bears were averaging 12-yards a carry.
Kodiak was led by running back Jay Miranda, who carried the ball to 218 yards and a pair of touchdown runs.
The game changer came late in the third quarter when Shaun Walton picked off Croft and returned it 53 yards to the end zone. Another two-point passing play by Andeas Carros increased the Kodiak lead.
In the fourth quarter, Walton added to the lead with a 15-yard touchdown catch from Andeas Carros and another pick-six, this one going 30 yards to the end zone. Miranda added another rushing touchdown about halfway through the fourth to cap the scoring.