- 24 Aug 2014
- Press Release
GREATLAND PACKERS HOLD OFF ALASKA GIANTS IN 13-8 WIN
The Greatland Packers struggled against the Alaska Giants defense in the first half, unable to move the ball and score any points; they found themselves down 6-0 to a much improved Giants team. Then Packers wide receiver David Dumpson took over the game catching two touchdowns, the second one for the game winning score. Dumpson made acrobatic catches and demonstrated that he will be a force to be reckoned with in the AFL. Dumpson finished with 8 receptions and 46 yards.
The Alaska Giants as a team put on a much better performance than in a week two loss to the Arctic Seahawks. The Giants defense was impressive holding the Packers offense to one first down in the first half. The defense was led by Anthony Bellisario who and 5 tackles and Zilverback Omega whose sack for a safety gave the Giants a late 8-6 lead.
The Packers defense made several red zone stands and with 3 seconds left in the game sacked Giants quarterback Marcus Foster to end it. The defense was led by Brandon Moore and Ellis Alston. The Packers defense totaled 3 interceptions and 3 sacks
The Alaska Football League will be having their annual Labor Day bye this Sunday. Next AFL game is Thursday September 4th at 7:35pm at the AT&T Sports Pavilion as the Alaska Giants take on the Eagle River Raiders.