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Adams leads Whalers to romp over MC

September 15th, 2017 | Tommy Wells Print this article   Email this article  

Travis Adams might not wear a red cape and blue tights, but you might be hard-pressed to convince the Monroe Catholic Rams he isn't Superman — especially after his performance Saturday at Kiwanis Field in Fairbanks.

All Adams did was roll up almost 400 all-purpose yards and lead the Whalers to a resounding 38-0 victory in a key Aurora Conference matchup.

With the win, Barrow evened its season record at 2-2 and, more importantly, kept its postseason hopes alive and well. The Whalers enter week six of the Alaska high school football season sitting second in the conference standings, a half-game ahead of Houston.

Starting in place of quarterback Anthony Freuan who did not make the trip to Fairbanks, Adams cranked up the BHS offense early on. He capped the Whalers' last possession of the first quarter by scampering his way into the end zone from 26 yards out.

His touchdown, which came in the last play of the first quarter, staked Barrow to a 6-0 lead.

Adams took the Whaler offense to the air in the second period. Midway through the period, he hooked up with Sione Tuifua on an 8-yard scoring strike. Tuifua's reception gave Barrow a 12-0 cushion with 6:36 left in the first half.

The Whalers salted the game away in the third. Barrow reeled off a 26-0 run in the first 12 minutes of the second half.

Brandon Matthews helped the BHS offense get untracked early in the third. He caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Adams to cap the Whalers' first possession of the half.

Minutes later, Adams found Tuifua again - this time from 14 yards out for another touchdown.

Tai Chan closed off Barrow's scoring with less than a minute left on the third by scoring on a 6-yard run.

The Whalers will return home this weekend to host defending Division III State Champion Eielson at Cathy Parker Field. Eielson comes into the contest at 4-1 for the year, including a 2-0 mark in conference play.


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