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

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

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

Small Schools Quarterfinals

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.
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