- 24 Aug 2014
- Press Release
ANCHORAGE COWBOYS HOLD OFF THE EAGLE RIVER RAIDERS IN 25-24 WIN
The Anchorage Cowboys defense once again showed that they are a force to be reckoned with in 25-24 win over the Eagle River Raiders . The Cowboys defense stopped the Raiders offense on multiple drives in the first half and kept the Raiders out of the endzone. The Cowboy’s defense was led by Linebacker Keiuntai Lane who had 2 tackles and 2 sacks. Delvin Myles pitched in with two interceptions. Lane was selected as the Buffalo Wild Wings Player of the Game.
The Eagle River Raiders down 25-8 in the second half showed some signs of improvement from a week one loss fighting back to compete with the defending champs all the way until the final seconds. Newly signed quarterback Mike Gooman showed a steady presence in the pocket and led a second half comeback, throwing 2 touchdown passes. All purpose player Marcus Spencer led the Raiders with 2 receptions and 2 touchdowns, and on defense he had 2 tackles and an interception.
The Cowboys offense struggled at times but quarterback Si'o Fiso still connected on 8 of 17 passes and 3 touchdowns. Fiso connected with receiver Kevin Brown on the opening drive with a 25 yard touchdown strike to take an early 6-0 lead. Jakeil Bell and Kanuri Stokes led the Cowboys ground game with 34 total yards.
Next Alaska Football League game is Thursday, August 28th at 7:35pm at the AT&T Sports Pavilion as the Greatland Packers take on the Alaska Giants.