Bill Chimpalee kicked a 22-yard field goal in the second overtime to help the Kodiak Football League All-Stars beat the Juneau Youth Football League All-Stars, 9-6, in the Capital City All-Star Classic on a rainy Saturday night at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.
The kick gave Kodiak a sweep of both games in the series for Junior Division (age 11-12) all-stars. On Thursday, Kodiak blanked Juneau 14-0.
This was the second year of the event, which invited all-star teams from several youth football leagues around the state. Last year Juneau won a three-team tournament that featured Kodiak and Ketchikan.
Juneau opened the scoring on Saturday when running back Justin Fairless scored on a 6-yard run in the first quarter. The conversion run failed, but Juneau held onto a 6-0 lead until early in the fourth quarter.
Kodiak tied the score at 6-6 when quarterback Nick Bishop scored on a 1-yard run. The conversion run failed, and the tie held through the end of regulation as both teams had at least two possessions to try and take the lead.
In the first overtime - where each team was given a series of four downs to punch the ball into the end zone from the 10-yard line - Juneau was unable to mount a drive as quarterback Alex Fagerstrom was sacked for a 6-yard loss. Kodiak tried a fake field goal on its possession in the first OT, but the play was stopped by Juneau's Darian Bliss.
Juneau running back Lincoln Maka was stopped short of the goal line on the JYFL All-Stars' second possession in overtime. The ball turned over to Kodiak, which gained about five yards on the first three downs. Kodiak's Bill Chimpalee then kicked the game-winning 22-yard field goal.
Tournament most valuable player awards went to Fagerstrom and Fairless of Juneau, and to Kodiak's Bishop.