Soldotna shuts out West for 50th straight football win

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By the score alone — Soldotna 21, West 0 — Friday night's rain-soaked high school football season opener between powerhouses looked lopsided.And, granted, other numbers backed that notion. Soldotna ran 64 plays to West's 41. The Stars outgained the Eagles, 285-40. And Soldotna dominated time of possession, 30 minutes and 40 seconds to 17:20.Yet before the five-time defending Division II state champions pushed their state-record winning streak to 50 — Soldotna's current seniors were entering seventh grade the last time the Stars lost — they endured a moment of fright on the opening play of the fourth quarter.Soldotna led 7-0 when West faced fourth-and-17 from the Stars' 34-yard-line. Eagles quarterback Qyntyn Pilcher zipped a gorgeous spiral into the...

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