The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity football team dropped its first game of the season as Palmer's J.V. earned a 34-24 win on Friday.
The Crimson Bears turned the ball over four times as the Moose earned the victory.
"They were a large team and very disciplined," JDHS coach Charles Fairless said. "They executed everything perfectly."
Juneau-Douglas was able to cut Palmer's lead to four in the fourth quarter, but the Moose responded with a TD to seal the win.
Despite the loss, the Crimson Bears were able to showcase their passing game as quarterback Alex Fagerstrom enjoyed a big night.
Fagerstrom passed for 152 yards and three touchdowns in the loss. He also rushed for 29 yards.
Fagerstrom's favorite target on the night was Jesse West. The wide receiver hauled in three passes for 104 yards and two TDs.
Juneau-Douglas' Colin Flynn added two catches for 21 yards and a score.
"We cranked up the passing game and it worked well," Fairless said. "Alex was hitting the mark and doing great."
On the ground, Nico Saldivar rushed for 78 yards before suffering a third-quarter injury that kept him out of the game.
Phil Moser added 74 yards on the ground in the loss.
"We didn't play that bad, we just had some turnovers and some mental mistakes," Fairless said. "But I do want to give credit to Palmer, they were very well-coached and well-prepared."
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