ANCHORAGE, Alaska — South and Dimond faced a war of attrition Saturday to distinguish their 2 and 2 Cook Inlet Conference records.
The opening Lynx drive resulted in a 45-yard field-goal attempt from Alcides Thomas. The soccer star proved his value by nailing the kick, giving Dimond a 3-0 leg up at halftime.
South, down 6-0, was on the verge of being shut out in the fourth quarter until it tried a halfback option pass. A Kanuri Stokes pass found Rafiki Frey for a 34-yard completion that finally put the Wolverines finally on the board. But the PAT was no good, leaving the game tied at 6.
The next Lynx drive stalled at the 15-yard line, but for a third time Thomas came through, putting a 32-yard shot through the goalposts and giving Dimond a 9-6 lead with 2:03 left on the clock.
The Wolverines marched down the field, moving inside the 25-yard line, but Zach Lujan's pass was picked off by Dimond’s Dylan Afusia. It’ll be a happy homecoming for Dimond, with the 9-6 final leaving the Lynx 3 and 2 in CIC play.
“I practice really hard at practice,” Thomas said. “We needed that win, especially beating South at our homecoming -- it feels the best.”
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