Sunday, October 19, 2008

Soldotna Gets the Three-Peat

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


The third time wasn't the charm for Kodiak, but it was for Soldotna as for the third straight year they met for Alaska's Small Schools state championship. Soldotna won its third straight title with a 28-6 win, which also tied the Alaska record for consecutive wins at 29 straight.

Click here to read about the Stars championship.

Service Wins Alaska Big Schools Football Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


At halftime, it looked like Service's incredible season would end with a runner-up finish for Alaska's Big Schools high school football championship. Defending champ Juneau-Douglas held a 14-2 lead and looked like it would cruise to it's third championship in the last four years.

However, the dream changed in the second half as the Cougars clawed back with two second quarter touchdowns on the way to a 22-14 win.

Click here to read a recap story.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Alaska High School Football Championship Game Webcasts


If you want to watch Saturday's Alaska high school football championship games, click here to watch a webcast of the Big Schools title game between Juneau-Douglas and Service or the Small Schools championship between Soldotna and Kodiak.

Big Schools Championship
Juneau-Douglas vs. Service 4PM EST

Small Schools Championship
Soldotna vs. Kodiak 8:30PM EST

Alaska To Crown State Champs Today

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Juneau-Douglas is back to defend its 2007 Alaska Big Schools high school football championship, while Soldotna is looking for the three-peat in Saturday's Small Schools championship game in Anchorage.

Juneau-Douglas (6-4), which has won two of the last three Big Schools titles, will face Service (7-3), which is playing in its first title game since 1999. Click here to read a preview story on Service. Click here to read a preview story on Juneau-Douglas.

It's deja vu all over again in the Small Schools championship as two-time defending champ Soldotna faces Kodiak for the third straight year for the title. The Stars are riding a 28-game win streak. A win by Soldotna will equal the straight record for consecutive wins. Anchorage East currently holds the record at 29.

Click here to read a preview story on Soldotna. Click here for a preview story on Kodiak.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Juneau-Douglas and Soldotna Ready to Defending State Titles

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Alaska's Big Schools high school football championship game will feature two teams that weren't expected to make it to the title game. With seven losses between them, defending state champ Juneau-Douglas (6-4) will face Service(7-3) for the title on Saturday.

Juneau made it back to the championship game with a 28-27 come-from-behind win Saturday against unbeaten Anchorage South in the semifinals. Click here to read a recap of that game.

Service will play for its first title since 1999 after beating Alaska's other unbeaten big school North Pole 27-12 on Friday. Click here for a Service/North Pole recap.

In the Smalls School semis, Barrow's season of first ended with a 19-13 loss to Kodiak. Kodiak will play two-time defending state champ Soldotna, a 69-33 winner over Eielson on Saturday. Soldotna is now within one win of tying Alaska's consecutive win streak of 29 set by Anchorage East between 1985 and 1987.

Click here for a Kodiak/Barrow recap. Click here for the Soldotna/Eielson recap.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Alaska Semifinals Set

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


The Final Four of the Alaska high school football playoffs in Big Schools and Small Schools classification will descend upon Anchorage Football Stadium for a pair of doubleheaders next Friday and Saturday.

In Big Schools, defending champ Juneau-Douglas will take-on Anchorage South on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock while North Pole will face Service Friday night for the right to advance to the state title game.

North Pole and Service advanced to the semis with wins over Saturday. North Pole shutout Colony 34-0, while Service knocked-off Bartlett 35-20. Click here for a recap of Service's victory.

Meanwhile, a snow covered field didn't slow down Barrow as the only team from above the Arctic Circle won its first-ever playoff game beating Houston 46-18. Barrow will face Kodiak Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the semis. Kodiak beat Nikiski 33-15 on Saturday afternoon.

In the other quarterfinal match-ups Saturday, two-time defending state champ Soldotna blew-out Valedez 75-14 scoring 63-points in the first half. Soldotna will face Eielson in the semis. Eielson beat Kenai 40-14 on Saturday afternoon.

Click here to go to The High School Football Huddle for more news and scores from around the nation.

Semifinal Match-Ups
Big Schools at AFS
North Pole vs. Service, Friday 7PM
South vs. Juneau, Saturday 1PM

Small Schools at AFS
Barrow vs. Kodiak, Friday 4PM
Soldotna vs. Eielson, Saturday 4PM

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Defending Champ Juneau and Anchorage South Open Alaska Playoffs With Wins

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Defending Alaska Big Schools state champ Juneau-Douglas had no problems in the opening round of the Alaska state football playoffs, but second seed Anchorage South got a scare.

Juneau, which won state titles in 2005 and 2007, beat Palmer 34-14 behind five touchdowns and 264 yards rushing from Alex Fagerstrom, who was last year's Alaska Offensive Player of the Year.

Juneau will face South in next week's semifinals, which beat Dimond 21-13 in Friday's nights quarterfinal match-up in Anchorage. Last year Juneau beat Anchorage South in the state semis on the way to its second state title.

Click here for a Juneau-Palmer game recap.

Click here for a South-Dimond recap.

Click here to go to The High School Football Huddle for news and scores from around the nation.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Post-Season Begins Friday

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


While most states are just halfway through their regular season, the post-season begins this weekend in Alaska.

Defending Big Schools champ Juneau-Douglas and Small Schools champ Soldotna are joined by 14 other teams in this weekend's quarterfinal round.

Here's a look at the match-ups...

Big Schools Quarterfinals
Friday

Dimond (4-4) at Anchorage South (8-0)
Juneau-Douglas (4-4) at Palmer (5-3)

Saturday
Bartlett (5-3) vs. Service (5-3)
Colony (5-3) vs. North Pole (8-0)

Small Schools Quarterfinals
Saturday

Nikiski (5-3) at Kodiak (4-3)
Houston (5-3) at Barrow (7-1)
Valdez (4-4) at Soldotna (7-0)
Kenai (5-3) at Eielson (4-3)

Click here for a preview of the first round.

Click here to go to The High School Football Huddle for news and scores from around the nation.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


In just three short years, Barrow has gone from a team that got more publicity from being located above the Arctic Circle than victories, to a team that will challenge for an Alaska state football championship.

The Whalers (6-0), who began playing football just three years ago, clinched a post-season playoff spot Saturday with a 46-0 shutout of Monroe Catholic. Junior quarterback Albert Gerke tied an Alaska state record for touchdown passes in a game with seven.

For a game recap, click here.

For other game recaps, click on the games below...

Colony 53 Wasilla 24
Bartlett 34 East 6
Palmer 14 Kodiak 0
Service 61 Eagle River 16

Alaska High School Football Scoreboard - Week 6


Alaska High School Football Scores
Saturday, September 13, 2008

Anchorage East 20 Bartlett 16
Barrow 46 Monroe Catholic 0
Eielson 62 Nikiski 22
Homer 54 Seward 6
Kenai 28 Houston 0
Ketchikan 26 Sitka 6
Palmer 14 Kodiak 0
Service 61 Eagle River 16
Valdez 63 Delta Junction 0

Click here to go to The High School Football Huddle for news and scores from around America.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Alaska High School Football Scoreboard - Week 6


Alaska High School Football Scores
Friday, September 12, 2008


Anchorage South 29 Dimond 22
Chugiak 17 Anchorage West 0
Colony 53 Wasilla 24
North Pole 25 Juneau-Douglas 0
Soldotna 67 Skyview 0
West Valley 38 Lathrop 6

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Alaska High School Football Scoreboard - Week 5


Alaska High School Football Scores
Saturday, September 6, 2008


Barrow 24 Homer 19
Chugiak 32 Dimond 6
Nikiski 42 Valdez 28
North Pole 28 Anchorage West 7
Service 44 Anchorage South 0
Soldotna 65 Houston 6

Friday, September 05, 2008

Alaska High School Football Scoreboard - Week 5


Alaska High School Football Scores
Friday, September 5, 2008


Anchorage East 44 Eagle River 12
Bartlett 59 West Valley 19
Colony 27 Palmer 6
Eielson 61 Delta Junction 0
Kenai 7 Skyview 6

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Alaska High School Football Scoreboard - Week 4

Alaska High School Football Scores
Friday, August 29, 2008


Bartlett 20 Chugiak 7
Bishop Gorman (NV) 24 Service 0
Eagle River 45 Skyview 7
North Pole 61 Eielson 12
Palmer 34 Juneau-Douglas 19

Click here for Palmer/Juneau game story.
Click here to read about Eagle River's first-ever victory in school history.
Click here for Bartlett/Chugiak game story.

Click here to go to The High School Football Huddle for national news and scores.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Alaska High School Football Scores - Week 3

Alaska High School Football Scores
Saturday, August 23, 2008

Anchorage South 42 Bartlett 14
Blackfoot (ID) 27 Juneau-Douglas 7
Chugiak 41 Eagle River 0
Houston 40 Homer 8
Service 42 Dimond 12

Click here for Juneau/Blackfoot game story
Click here for Houston/Homer game story.
Click here for Chugiak/Homer game story.
Click here for Service/Dimond game story.
Click here for Anchorage South/Bartlett game story.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

ALaska High School Football Scores - Week 3

Alaska High School Football Scores
Friday, August 22, 2008

Anchorage West 19 Anchorage East 0
Barrow 32 Eielson 28
Colony 56 Lathrop 6
Kenai 27 Nikiski 26
Monroe Catholic 46 Delta Junction 6
North Pole 34 Wasilla 13
Palmer 13 West Valley 7 (2OT)
Valdez 69 Seward 0

Click here for West/East game story.
Click here for Kenai/Nikiski game story.
Click here for North Pole/Wasilla game story.

Click here to go to The High School Football Huddle for national high school football scores and stories.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Alaska High School Football Rankings

There's a new #1 in the latest Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network Small Schools high school football rankings. Two-time defending champ Soldotna flip-flopped with last week's #1 Kodiak. The only other change is in the Large Schools rankings where Dimond comes into the poll at #4.

To read about the Lynx 2-0 start, click here.

Here's the rankings....

Large Schools

1. Juneau-Douglas (2-0)
2. Service (2-0)
3. Anchorage South (2-0)
4. Dimond (2-0)
5. North Pole (2-0)

Small Schools

1. Soldotna (2-0)
2. Kodiak (2-0)
3. Eielson (2-0)
4. Barrow (2-0)
5. Houston (2-0)

Here's this week's schedule of games...

Week 3

Friday's Games

Monroe Catholic at Delta Junction, 5 p.m.
Seward at Valdez, 5:30 p.m.
Nikiski at Kenai, 6 p.m.
Barrow at Eielson, 6 p.m.
East vs. West, 7 p.m., Anchorage Football Stadium
Colony at Lathrop, 7 p.m.
North Pole at Wasilla, 7 p.m.
West Valley at Palmer, 7 p.m.
Sitka at Juneau JV

Saturday's Games

Service at Dimond, 1 p.m.
Chugiak vs. Eagle River, 1 p.m., AFS
Bartlett vs. South, 7 p.m., AFS
Houston at Homer, 2 p.m.
Kodiak at Skyview, 2 p.m

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Alaska High School Football Scoreboard - Week 2

Alaska High School Football Scores
Friday, August 15, 2008


Dimond 26 Anchorage West 7
Juneau-Douglas 35 Wasilla 7
Nikiski 55 Delta Junction
Service 38 Chugiak 0
Soldotna 40 Colony 16

North Pole at West Valley, PPD, lightning

Click here for Dimond/West game story.
Click here for Juneau-Douglas/Wasilla game story.
Click here for Nikiski/Delta Junction and Soldotna/Colony game stories.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Anchorage South 34 Anchorage East 13
Barrow 54 Seward 8
Bartlett 68 Eagle River 13
Eielson 55 Monroe Catholic 0
Houston 28 Skyview 20
Kenai 20 Valdez 13
Kodiak 47 Homer 14
North Pole 21 West Valley 19
Palmer 35 Lathrop 0

Click here for South/East game story.
Click here for Bartlett/Eagle River game story.
Click here for Houston/Skyview game story.
Click here for North Pole/West Valley game story.

Click here to go to The High School Football Huddle for national news and scores.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Alaska High School Footbal Preview - Week 2

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


The northernmost high school football team in America is the feel good story of the day as we head into Week 2 of the high school football season in Alaska.

The Barrow Whalers (1-0), a team that didn't exist until the 2006 season, will host Seward (0-1) on Saturday ranked as the #3 team in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network Football Poll. It's the first time the school has ever been ranked. Barrow opened the season last week with a 36-27 win over Skyview.

Here's the rest of the rankings...

Large Schools

1. Juneau-Douglas (1-0)
2. Service (1-0)
3. Anchorage South (1-0)
North Pole (1-0)
5. Wasilla (1-0)

Small Schools

1. Kodiak (1-0)
2. Soldotna (1-0)
Eielson (1-0)
3. Barrow (1-0)
5. Houston (1-0)

Here's this week's schedule of games....

Friday

Ketchikan at Sitka 5PM
Colony at Soldotna 6:30PM
Dimond at Anchorage West 7PM
Service at Chugiak 7PM
North Pole at West Valley 7PM
Wasilla at Juneau-Douglas 8PM

Saturday

Valdez at Kenai 1PM
Skyview at Houston 1PM
Eagle River at Barlett 1PM
Eielson at Monroe Catholic 2PM
Homer at Kodiak 2PM
Seward at Barrow 2PM
Nikiski at Delta Junction 5PM
Anchorage South at Anchorage East 7PM
Palmer at Lathrop 7PM

Click here for game previews. Click here to go to The High School Football Huddle for national high school football news.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Alaska High School Football Scoreboard - Week 1

Alaska High School Football Scores
Week 1


Saturday, August 9

Anchorage West 18 Bartlett 12
Barrow 36 Skyview 27
Dimond 45 Eagle River 26
Homer 52 Monroe Catholic 26
Houston 47 Delta Junction 8
Juneau 45 West Valley 7
Kodiak 53 Seward 0
North Pole 20 Colony 16
Service 49 Anchorage East 6

Click here for West-Bartlett story.
Click here for Dimond-Eagle River game story.
Click here for Houston-Delta Junction.
Click here for North Pole-Colony game story.
Click here for Service-East game story.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Alaska High School Football Scoreboard - Week 1


Alaska High School Football Scores
Week 1

Friday, August 8, 2008

Anchorage South 19 Palmer 6
Lathrop 8 Kenai 6
Soldotna 55 Nikiski 22
Wasilla 21 Chugiak 14

Click here for Wasilla-Chugiak game story.
Click here for South-Palmer game story.
Click here for Soldotna-Nikiski game story.
Click here for Lathrop-Kenai game story.

Friday, August 08, 2008

2008 High School Football Season Kicks-Off in Alaska

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


While the Lower 48 and Hawaii will have to wait a little bit for the regular season games to start, they're strapping on the helmets for real tonight and Saturday in Alaska.

How does footbal in Alaska differ? While most schools are sweating out two-a-days, there's already been snow at the Barrow Whalers practices. Of course, Barrow is the only school above the Arctic Circle, and is the northernmost city in the country. The team's blue astroturf field sits only 100 yards from the Arctic Ocean. Click here for a story on the Whalers entering their third season of football.

Barrow and 27 other schools from around the state open their eight week regular season this week, and Alaska High School Football Huddle is here to keep you up-to-date with news and scores from around the state.



Juneau, which was a perfect 11-0 last year, will be going after its third Big Schools' title in four years. The Soldotna Stars will be going for the three-peat in Small Schools. Click here for a story on the Crimson Bears and Soldotna trying to defend their titles.

Click here to read about Chugiak unveiling its new artificial turf in its opener against Wasilla.

Tonight's Games

Kenai at Lathrop, 7PM
Palmer at Anchorage East, 7PM
Wasilla at Chugiak 7PM
Soldotna at Nikiski 6PM

Saturday Games

Barlett at Anchorage West, 7PM
Colony at North Pole, 6PM
Delta Junction at Houston, 1PM
Eagle River at Dimond, 1PM
Juneau at West Valley, 1PM
Monroe Catholic at Homer, 2PM
Service at Anchorage East, 4PM
Seward at Kodiak, 2PM
Skyview at Barrow, 2PM
Valdez at Eielson 1PM

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Kenai's Jim Beeson Looking For The Century Mark


Kenai High head football coach Jim Beeson needs two wins to become just the fifth head coach in Alaska high school football history to win 100 games. Click here to read a story on Beeson as he enters his 19th season.


Alaska's Winningest High School Football Coaches

Buck Nystrom (Eielson, North Pole) 150-92, 31 seasons
Bruce Shearer (Kenai, East, Chugiak) 130-49-1, 21 seasons
Bob Boudreaux (Soldotna, Kenai, Service) 104-6-1, 22 seasons
Rod Christiansen (Palmer) 100-57, 17 seasons
Jim Beeson (Kenai) 98-56, 18 seasons

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Alaska High School Football Two-A-Days


Alaska high school football teams have 11-days to get ready before season openers Friday, August 8th. The High School Football Huddle spent the day combing the Alaska newspapers looking for stories to get our fans.

One story is about 27-year Ben Johnson, who is taking over the reigns at West Valley. Click here to read a story about Johnson's first day on the job from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
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