Whalers take home title with defense
Barrow 20 Homer 14
The Whalers used a gritty defensive stand to preserve a 20-14 victory over Homer, taking home the ASAA First National Bowl Series Division III championship at Palmer High School.
Homer had a chance to tie and win the game at the end of regulation, and quarterback Teddy Croft's 30-yard scramble to the 11-yard line put the Whalers in position to win. He also extended the drive on a fourth-down conversion.
But with the clocking ticking towards zero, Homer's last chance came from the Barrow three-yard line. After taking the snap, Croft scrambled around the backfield and was caught from behind, shutting down the Mariners' drive and sending the Whalers home with the crown.