Thursday, October 26, 2006

Alaska All-State Teams

Colony lost Saturday's Big Schools High School Football Championship, but its three top players won the Alaska Coaches Association's Big Schools Player of the Year honors. Running back Chebon Jimenez is the Offensive Player of the Year after leading the state in rushing. Justin Beauchamp is the Lineman of the Year, while George Percak-Dennett is the Defensive Player of the Year.

The entire all-state teams are listed below

Alaska Coaches Association
All-State Football Teams

Large School

State lineman of the year -- Justin Beauchamp, Colony.
Offensive player of the year -- Chebon Jimenez, Colony.
Defensive player of the year -- George Percak-Dennett, Colony.
Coach of the year -- John Lewis, South.
Assistant coach of the year -- Jeff Trotter, South.

Offense
First Team

Quarterback --Teddy Babcock, Colony.
Fullback -- Kyle Johnston, Chugiak
Running Backs -- Leeanthony Jenkins, South; Brian Hunsicker, South; Chebon Jimenez, Colony; Haakan Bohman, Palmer.
Wide Receivers -- LeTheo Proctor, West; Tanner Grover, Palmer.
Tight End --George Percak-Dennett, Colony.
Center --Jordan Clarke, Bartlett
Guards -- Jim Crawford, Chugiak; Gavin Graham, South; Justin Beauchamp, Colony.
Tackles -- Sam Wells, South; Kelly Devon, Palmer; Wade Bowen, Colony; Spenser O'Neal, West.
Kicker -- Vladimir Dahl, Wasilla.
Long Snapper -- Chris Cuff, Chugiak.
Utility Player -- Terrence Anthony Jr., Bartlett.
Return Specialist -- Terrence Anthony Jr., Bartlett.

Second Team

Quarterback -- Sven Solberg, West.
Fullback -- Kevin Kornack, North Pole
Running Backs -- Mike Hunsicker, South; Terrence Anthony Jr., Bartlett; Dustin Baxter, West Valley; Kenny Lewis, Lathrop.
Wide Receivers -- Andrew Mosby, Service; Andy Musgrove, West Valley.
Tight End -- Brian Niedermeyer, Chugiak.
Center -- Chris Hollet, North Pole.
Guards -- Jordan Fomai, East; Max Collins, North Pole; Kris Dixon, Lathrop.
Tackles -- David Garness, Bartlett; Edan Ulukivailoa, East; Everest Moore, Palmer.
Kicker -- Joe Wilson, East.
Long Snapper -- Ian Heindal, Palmer.
Utility Player -- Ricky Culvet, North Pole.
Return Specialist -- Jeff Champion, Wasilla.

Defense
First team

Punter -- Sven Solberg, West.
Defensive Backs -- Mike Melendez, Dimond; Zach Sterling, South; Willie Bell, East; Ryan Coffman, Colony.
Linebackers -- Devon Anderson, South; Paris Butler, Bartlett; Shawn Pili, East; Chebon Jimenez, Colony; Nathan Kowalczk, Colony; Zach Orr, Wasilla.
Interior Lineman -- Edan Ulukivaiola, East; James Savage, Colony; Justin Beauchamp, Colony; Kevin Kornack, North Pole.
Defensive Ends -- Brian Niedermeyer, Chugiak; George Percak-Dennett, Colony.

Second Team

Punter -- Dominic Smith, Juneau.
Defensive backs -- Jake Lester, Chugiak; Kaanan Bausler, Juneau; Tanner Grover, Palmer; Robin Minoza, Colony.
Linebackers -- John Wills-Baptist, West; Nathan Jawarski, Dimond; Ryan Henderson, Bartlett; Garrett Jackson, West Valley; Alex Robinson, Juneau; Jeremy Fulk, West Valley.
Interior Linemen -- Jaytee Naea, West; Aramis Motley, Bartlett; Jordan Fomai, East; Donovon Wilson, Juneau.
Defensive ends -- Bryce Humphries, Dimond; Duane Folger, Lathrop.

Small Schools

Lineman of the year -- Austin Roberts, Soldotna.
Offensive players of the year -- Stuart McFarland, Kodiak; Nick Rogers, Eielson.
Defensive player of the year -- Greg Bosick, Skyview.
Coach of the year -- Todd Cook, Kodiak.
Assistant coach of the year -- Dave Jones, Kodiak.

Offense

Quarterback -- Stuart McFarland, Kodiak.
Fullback -- Mike Reed, Soldotna.
Running Back -- Greg Bosick, Skyview; Nick Rogers, Eielson.
Wide Receiver -- Curtis Catt, Kodiak; Travis Pew, Eielson.
Tight End -- David Gilbert, Kodiak.
Center -- Les Baker, Soldotna.
Guard -- Austin Roberts, Soldotna; Ben Watkins, Kodiak.
Tackle -- Eric Rasmussen, Homer; Jaramiah Hundley, Nikiski.
Kicker -- Matt Gardner, Houston.
Long Snapper -- Richie Shirnberg, Skyview.
Utility Player -- Collin Hagen, Homer.
Return Specialist -- Greg Bosick, Skyview.

Second team

Quarterback -- Cory Smith, Nikiski.
Fullback -- Tyler Payment, Nikiski.
Running Back -- Bryce Gardner, Soldotna; Israel Morales, Nikiski.
Wide Receiver -- None.
Tight End -- Josh Vance, Nikiski.
Center -- Hunter Gallien, Nikiski.
Guard -- Caleb Adelmann, Seward; Dan Serfass, Eielson.
Tackle -- Josh Denna, Soldotna; Mike Brown, Eielson.
Kicker -- Jake Bauer, Skyview.
Long Snapper -- Elliot Tuttle, Nikiski.
Utility Player -- Kenny Fagan, Nikiski.
Return Specialist -- Kenny Fagan, Nikiski.

Defense

First team

Punter -- Donovan Parker, Houston.
Defensive Backs -- Travis Pew, Eielson; Bill Chimphalee, Kenai; Gerg Bosick, Skyview.
Outside Linebacker -- Nick Rogers, Eielson; Kelly Seggerman, Soldotna.
Inside Linebacker -- Ben Watkins, Kodiak; Tyler Payment, Nikiski.
Interior Linemen -- Karl Thistle, Houston; Michael Dormady, Kenai; Austin Roberts, Soldotna; Nate Rogers, Valdez.

Second Team

Punter -- Anthony Griglione, Soldotna.
Defensive backs -- Donovan Parker, Houston; Beau Calderwood, Nikiski; Taylor Layland, Homer.
Outside linebackers -- Israel Morales, Nikiski; Andy Dittman, Kodiak.
Inside linebackers -- Stuart Stretch, Kenai; Seth Grove, Houston.
Interior lineman -- Dan Serfass, Eielson; Steve Kohout, Homer; Caleb Adelmann, Seward; Michael Holden, Kodiak.

South Anchorage Wins Alaska's Big School High School Football Championship

South Anchorage High School has only been around three years, but that didn't stop it from winning Alaska's Big Schools High School Football Championship. The Wolves beat Colony 26-16 on Saturday. South ends the season with a perfect 11-0 record, while Colony, which was also playing for its first state title finishes 9-2.

To read a complete game wrap, please click on our headline "South Anchorage Wins Alaska's Big School HIgh School Football Championship".

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Soldotna Wins Alaska Small Schools Football Championship

It took seven tries, but the seventh time was the charm for the Soldotna Stars. Soldotna beat Kodiak 29-20 Saturday in the Alaska Small Schools State Football Championship game.

Soldotna's first state football championship came via a strong ground attack that rolled-up 301 yards on 61 attempts. Soldotna finishes the season 9-1 and with a nine game win streak. The Stars opened the season with a 41-6 loss to Colony, which will play next Saturday for Alaska's Big Schools title.

To read a complete recap of the country's first high school football championship game, please click on our headline "Soldotna Wins Alaska Small Schools Football Championship".

South To Face Colony For Big Schools Title

It took South Anchorage High School only three short years to make a mark on Alaska's high school football scene.

South, which opened in 2004, advanced to next week's Big Schools title game with a 27-6 win over defending champ Juneau in Saturday's state semfinals. It's the fastest any program has advanced to a championship game.

South, which is now 10-0 will play Colony (9-1) next Saturday at 1pm at Anchorage Football Stadium.

To read a recap of South's win over Juneau, please click on our headline "South To Face Colony For Big Schools Title".

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Kodiak Battles Soldotna For Small Schools Title


Kodiak or Soldotna will have the honor Saturday of being the first high school football champion of the 2006 high school football season. The two will battle at Alaska's Anchorage Football Stadium for the state's Small Schools Championship. Both teams enter the game with 8-1 records. Back on August 26th Soldotna beat Kodiak 14-13.

Neither school has ever won a state championship, and Soldotna leads the all-time series between the two 4-0.

For a complete preview, please click on our headline "Kodiak Battles Soldotna For Small Schools Title ".

Colony Shuts Out Chugiak To Advance To Big School Championship

For the second time in school history, Colony will play for Alaska's Big Schools High School Football Championship. Colony (9-1) advanced to next week's championship game with a 12-0 win over Chugiak (5-4).

For a complete game wrap-up, please click on our headline "Colony Shuts Out Chugiak To Advance To Big School Championship".

Alaska High School Football Playoff Scores

Here are the scores from the opening night of the state playoffs:

Big Schools Quarterfinals

Chugiak 33 Anchorage East 14
Colony 54 West Valley 6
Anchorage South 42 Bartlett 13
Juneau 19 Palmer 14

Small Schools Semifinals

Soldotna 50 Houston 6
Kodiak 18 Eielson 13

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Chugiak Moves To Big Schools Semfinal

For the first time in five years, Chugiak is in the Big Schools state semfinals. Chugiak upset East 33-14 in the opening round of the Alaska high school football playoffs. Next week, Chugiak will play Colony in the semis.

For a complete game wrap-up, please click on our headline "Chugiak Moves To Big Schools Semifinal".

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Post-Season Is Here

Hard to believe, but the post-season is here in high school football!

2005 Big Schools state champ Juneau-Douglas is back to defend its title. On Saturday Juneau (5-3) will take on Palmer in the quarterfinals. Juneau beat Palmer 49-29 in the Big Schools title game last year.

Here are the Big School Quarterfinal Match-ups:

Friday

Chugiak vs. Anchorage East
West Valley vs. Colony

Saturday

Juneau-Douglas vs. Palmer
Bartlett vs. Anchorage South

South finished the season as the only undefeated team in the state, and was voted #1 in the final Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network's Big Schools' High School Football Poll. South garned all eleven first place votes. Below is the final Large Schools Poll:

1. South (8-0)
2. Colony (7-1)
3. East (5-3)
4. Palmer (5-3)
5. Chugiak (5-3)

On the Small School side of things, four-time state champ Kenai will not be back to defend its 2005 title thanks to a 52-6 loss to Soldatna, which ended the season as the #1 team in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network's Small Schools High School Football Poll.

Here are the semifinal match-up in Small Schools:

Saturday

Houston vs. Soldatna
Kodiak vs. Eielson

Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network Small Schools High School Football Poll
Regular Season Poll (Final)

1. Soldatna (7-1)
2. Kodiak (7-1)
3. Eielson (5-3)
4. Kenai (5-3)
5. Houston (5-3)

Friday, September 01, 2006

Alaskan High School Football Program Delivers Frequent Flyer Miles

Barrow isn't your ordinary high school football program. You might saves it's far above every other program in the United States. Actually it's way above most. In far it's so far above it's in the Artic Circle.

Yes Barrow is in its first year of varsity football in America's northern most city. The Whalers nearest opponent is 577 miles away, and the school has to fly in all of its opponents when it plays a home game.

For a great story about a tiny little team that's always racking up frequent flyer miles, please click on The High School Football Huddle headline "Alaskan High School Football Program Delivers Frequent Flyer Miles".

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Alaska High School Football Scores Week 3

2006 Alaska High School Football Scores

South 49 Dimond 14
East 24 Bartlett 15
Chugiak 47 West 24
Service 43 Eagle River 0
Juneau-Douglas 41 North Pole 0
Wasilla 28 Skyview 13
Colony 32 West Valley 7
Palmer 47 Lathrop 6
Homer 58 Ketchikan 6
Soldotna 14 Kodiak 13
Kenai 64 Seward 0
Houston 7 Nikiski 6
Eielson 77 Delta Junction 0
Valdez 33 Barrow 0

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Alaska High School Football Scores Week 2

2006 Alaska High School Footbal Scores

Friday

South 26 Service 6
Soldotna 10 Palmer 7
Colony 25 North Pole 13
Wasilla 9 West Valley 7
Juneau-Douglas 69 Lathrop 6
Homer 25 Nikiski 0
Eielson 47 Seward 6

Saturday

Bartlett 36 West 0
Dimond 25 Chugiak 15
East 58 Eagle River 0
Kenai 68 Ketchikan 0
Kodiak 30 Skyview 6
Houston 12 Valdez 7
Delta 34 Barrow 0

Bartlett Shuts Down West On Way To 2-0 Start

The last time Bartlett shutout an opponent was back in 2002. That opponent Anchorage West. How did that season end? With Bartlett winning Alaska's Big Schools state championship.

Well if history repeats itself, 2006 could be a big year for the Golden Bears.

Barlett shutout West 36-0 with its star running back on the bench to move to 2-0 on the season and in Cook Inlet Conference play. Next up is Anchorage East, which has won four straight against Bartlett.

To read a complete game wrap on how Bartlett won with all-state running back Vernon Pennywell on the bench, click on our headline "Bartlett Shuts Down West On Way To 2-0 Start".

Sunday, August 13, 2006

First Week In The Books

The first week of high school football is in the books. The Alaska High School Football Huddle has all the stories for you, so feel free to tell you friends about my site, so they can keep-up with the 2006 season.

Here are Saturday's Alaska high school football scores:

Juneau 39 Kenai 0
Service 45 Lathrop 7
Bartlett 47 Dimond 17
West Valley 38 Eagle River 6
Colony 41 Soldotna 6
Kodiak 33 Wasilla 27
Homer 12 Eielson 7
Nikiski 38 Anchorage East JV 0
Valdez 18 North Pole JV 0

Kodiak scored its first win over a big school with a 33-27 win over Wasilla on Saturday.

Nikiski beat the Anchorage East JVs 38-0 with Evan Holloway picking off three passes.

Valdez running back Andrew Buckau ran for two scores as Valdez beat North Pole's JVs 18-0.

Eielson lost its first home game since 2004 as Homer won 12-7 in a game that was played in a constant rain.

And, West Valley spoiled Eagle River's varsity debut with a 38-6 thumping.

For more on each of these four games, please on the Alaska High School Football Huddle headline "First Week In The Books"

Juneau Wins Battle of Alaska High School Football Champions

Can small school in Alaska compete with big schools? That question may have been answered Saturday when, for the first time ever, defending Big Schools champ Juneau crushed defending Small Schools champ Kenai 39-0. Juneau won the battle of reigning champs with a rock solid defense that limited Kenai to just 21-yards in total offense.

On offense, Juneau was led by senior quarterback Chris Hinkley, who completed 10-of-19 for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Hinkley also ran for a score.

For a compete game wrap, please click on the Alaska High School Football Huddle headline "Juneau Wins Battle of Alaska High School Football Champions".

Service Snaps 15-Game Losing Streak

Two years of frustration came to an end for Service on Saturday as Cougars quarterback Cameron Allen tossed three touchdown passes helping Service snap its 15-game losing streak. Allen's career-high 262 yards lifted the Cougars to a 45-7 win over Lathrop.

Service hadn't won since a 28-20 win over Skyview on August 14, 2004.

For a game wrap from the Anchorage Daily News, click on the Alaska High School Football Huddle headline "Service Snaps 15-Game Losing Streak".

Bartlett Crushes Dimond in Cook Inlet Conference Opener

Bartlett scored four first half touchdowns on its way to a 47-17 win over Dimond in the season opener for both teams at Anchorage Football Stadium.

The Golden Bears had a balanced attack with 2005 first-team all-state running back Vernon Pennywell III scoring three touchdowns on 93 yards rushing. Barlett junior quarterback Korey Carruba was also clicking completing six of ten passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns. The Golden Bears "D" was tough also, limiting the Lynx to just 35-yards on the ground.

For a complete wrap-up from the Anchorage Daily News, click on the Alaska High School Football Huddle headline "Bartlett Crushes Dimond in Cook Inlet Conference Opener".

Saturday, August 12, 2006

North Pole Tops Anchorage East In Opener

North Pole blew a 14 point lead before scoring late in the fourth quarter on the way to a 20-14 win over 2005 Big School runner-up Anchorage East in the season opener for both teams. North Pole junior running back Todd McCormick scored the winning touchdown on a four-yard run with five minutes to go in the game.

For a complete game recap including stats, please click on our headline "North Pole Tops Anchorage East In Opener".

Palmer's Little Man Bohman Stands Tall As Moose Trample Anchorage West Season Opener


Not many 5-foot-6 running backs stand out on a high school football field. But, don't tell that to Palmer High running back Haakan Bohman, who ran around and over Anchorage West defenders Friday for 260 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Moose to a 40-20 win in the season opener for both teams.

Bohman led a powerful Palmer rushing attack that amassed 511-yards, but in the second half it was the Moose defense that came-up big with three interceptions of West quarterback Sven Solberg, who threw for 277-yards and two touchdowns.

For a complete recap of the game from the Anchorage Daily News, please click on our headline "Palmer's Little Man Bohman Stands Tall As Moose Trample Anchorage West In Season Opener"

Anchorage South Tops Chugiak In Season Opener


Former Chugiak running back Brian Hunsicker got a little revenge on his former teammates as the new Anchorage South star rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns to lead his new team to a 33-27 win. Hunsicker, who transferred to South after playing his freshman and sophomore seasons for Chugiak, scored on a four yard run with 3:18 to go in the 3rd quarter to break a 21-21 tie. Hunsicker then socred on a 10-yard run to start the 4th quarter to ice the win.

For a complete game wrap-up from the Anchorage Daily News, please click on our headline "Anchorage South Tops Chugiak In Season Opener".

High School Football Officially Kicks-off in Alaska


It's official, the games are counting as the 2006 high school football season kicked off in Alaska Friday. Here are the scores, plus a look ahead at Saturday's games.

Anchorage South 33 Chugiak 27
Palmer 40 Anchorage West 20
North Pole 20 Anchorage East 14
Skyview 36 Seward 13

Here are Saturday's Games:

Barlett vs. Dimond
Eagle River at West Valley
Service vs. Lathrop
Juneau at Kenai
Soldotna at Colony
Kodiak at Wasilla
Homer at Eielson
Anchorage East JV at Nikiski
Houston at Delta

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Practice Begins Tomorrow

The high school football season begins across the state tomorrow with the regular season set to begin two weeks later on August 11th.

Over the next two week, check out the Alaska High School Football Huddle for previews from across the state. Today we begin with Homer, which lost in the Small School semifinals to Eielson 21-20.

To read a preview from the Homer Tribune, click on our headline "Practice Begins Tomorrow".

Also, check out conference alignments for the upcoming season below.

Good Luck To All Schools,

Jeff

LARGE SCHOOLS --enrollments 850 and over

COOK INLET CONFERENCE

Bartlett
Chugiak
Dimond
Eagle River
East Anchorage
Service
South Anchorage
West Anchorage

RAILBELT CONFERENCE

Colony
Juneau
Lathrop
North Pole
Palmer
Wasilla
West Valley

SMALL SCHOOLS -- enrollments under 850

GREATLAND CONFERENCE

Delta Junction
Eielson
Houston
Nikiski
Seward
Sitka
Valdez

NORTHERN LIGHTS CONFERENCE

Homer
Kenai
Kodiak
Skyview
Soldotna

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Eielson High School Head Coach Honored By USA Football

In the last three seasons, Eielson head football coach David DeVaughn has led his team to two Alaska Small Schools State Championship games and a record of 25-4. DeVaugh's service on-and-off the field hasn't gone unnoticed. Monday DeVaughn was selected as the Champions Award winner for the state of Alaska by USA Football.

The Champions Award, which was inaugurated last year, recognizes the thousands of coaches, volunteers and administrators whose contributions enable millions of boys and girls to participate in the sport of football each year.

To read more from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, please click on The Alaska High School Football Huddle headline "Eielson High School Head Coach Honored By USA Football".
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