Thursday, October 22, 2009

Alaska All-State Teams

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America


While Anchorage West's perfect (8-0) regular season didn't end in a state championship trophy, the Eagles did pick-up lots of honors when the state coaches revealed their Player and Coach-of-the-Year Awards and all-state teams.

West senior quarterback Justin Kauffman was named Large Schools Offensive Player of the Year and head coach Tim Davis was named Coach of the Year along with Rich Sjoroos of Juneau Douglas. The Anchorage Daily News reports that both Kauffman and Davis were integral in getting the Eagles into the playoffs for the first time since 2004.

All-State Football Team

Large Schools

Offensive Player of the Year: Justin Kauffman, Sr., QB, West
Defensive Player of the Year: Junior Tufuga, Sr., LB, Bartlett
Lineman of the Year: Dylon Short, Sr., C, South
Coach of the Year: Tim Davis, West, and Rich Sjoroos, Juneau
Assistant Coach of the Year: James Watson, North Pole

First-team offense

Center -- Dylon Short, Sr., South. Guards -- Jacob Wert, Sr., Chugiak; Chris Wentland, Sr., North Pole; Eric Sele, Sr., Juneau. Tackles -- Jacob Eisses, Jr., West; Wes Jansen, Sr., Palmer; Buzzy Hotch, Sr., Juneau. Tight end -- Lawrence Fenumiai, Sr., Juneau. Wide receivers -- Michael Sharp, Sr., West; Caleb Holley, Sr., East. Quarterback -- Lee Jones, Sr., North Pole. Fullback -- Jamal Hale, Sr., Bartlett. Running backs -- Cyrus Chenault, Sr., Bartlett; Greg Ghramm, Jr., Chugiak; Brennan Bohman, Sr., Palmer; Mathew Maka, Jr., Juneau.

First-team defense

Defensive ends -- Lyndon Tulimaselii, Jr., West; Lawrence Fenumiai, Sr., Juneau. Interior linemen -- P.J. Tito, Sr., West; Troy Masalosalo, Sr., Bartlett; Shane Duque, Sr., Colony; Buzzy Hotch, Sr., Juneau. Linebackers -- Wes Rabung, Sr., Chugiak; David Solomona, Sr., West; Joe Sokimi, Sr., Service; Junior Tufuga, Sr., Bartlett; Ben McGraw, Sr., Colony; Jack Perkins, Sr., Juneau. Defensive backs -- Jordan Blount O'Connor, Sr., Bartlett; Erik Moore, Sr., Chugiak; Jared Isaacson, Sr., North Pole; Matt Jaronik, Sr., Colony. Kicker -- Bryan Maley, Jr., Chugiak. Punter -- Brennan Bohman, Sr., Palmer. Kick Returner -- Lucas Cosgriff, Sr., Service. Punt returner -- Matt Jaronik, Sr., Colony. Long snapper -- Blake Mitchell, Sr., Lathrop.

Second-team offense

Center -- Ray Shoemaker, Soph., West Valley. Guards -- Jared Kinney, Jr., Chugiak; Tyler Denman, Sr., South; Dakota Wainwright, Jr., Colony. Tackles -- Shawn George, Sr., Service; Ben Kozak, Sr., Eagle River; Stephen Bezousek, Sr., South; Trey Farber, Jr., Colony. Wide receivers -- Lucas Cosgriff, Sr., Service; Cody Pfeiffer, Sr., Wasilla; Josh Hollett, Sr., North Pole; Darrius Horton, Sr., Eagle River. Quarterback -- Justin Kauffman, Sr., West; Jeff Debrill, Sr., East. Fullbacks -- Matt Higgins, Sr., South; Jack Perkins, Sr., Juneau. Running backs -- Elliott Bauer, Jr., South; Eric Antesberger, Sr., North Pole; Brandon Comeau, Jr., West Valley.

Second-team defense

Defensive end -- Ishmael Agae, Sr., West Valley. Interior linemen -- Andy Enz, Sr., Service; David Green, Jr., Wasilla; Aaron McCauley, Sr., West Valley. Linebackers -- Trever Romo, Sr., Dimond; Justin Kauffman, Sr., West; Kasen Lehman, Sr., Eagle River; Kasen Lehman, Sr., Eagle River; Jacob Yates, Sr., Bartlett; Matt Higgins, Sr., South; Siaosi Sila, Jr., West; Alex Innes, Sr., North Pole; J.D. Mayo, Sr., Colony; Coleman Ahrens, Sr., Palmer; Lee Jones, Sr., North Pole. Defensive backs -- Mark Moeola, Jr., South; Jim McCall, Jr., Palmer; Mathew Maka, Jr., Juneau. Kicker -- Chirs Hoffman, Sr., Juneau. Punter -- Kyle Dodson, Sr., Dimond. Kick returner -- Frankie Anderson, Jr., North Pole. Long snapper -- Matt Culp, Jr., Bartlett.

Small Schools

Offensive Player of the Year -- Billy Kiefer, Sr., RB Kenai
Defensive Player of the Year -- Braden Price, Jr., LB, Soldotna
Lineman of the Year -- Donny Dormady, Kenai
Coach of the Year -- Cameron Wyatt, Homer
Assistant Coach of the Year -- Tim Johnson, Nikiski

First-team defense

Punter -- Vlad Ferderer, Skyview. Defensive backs -- Cole Jacobsen, Homer; Brando Wik, Nikiski; Charles King, Eielson. Outside linebacker -- Nick Rouswell, Kenai; Chase Jenson, Soldotna. Inside linebacker -- Braden Price, Soldotna; Kyle Rogers, Kenai. Interior lineman -- Donny Dormady, Kenai; Nathan Strieby, Soldotna; DJ Stilchen, Soldotna; Richie Ziehmer, Kenai. Utility player -- Tate Syverson, Soldotna

First-team offense

Quarterback -- A.J. Hull, Kenai. Fullback -- Chris Nolden, Soldotna. Running backs -- Braden Price, Soldotna; Billy Kiefer, Kenai. Wide receiver -- Charles King, Eielson. Tight end -- Josh Bialik, Delta, Center -- Caleb Cinerski, Seward. Guards -- Chase Jenson, Soldotna; Donny Dormady, Kenai. Tackles -- Nathan Strieby, Soldotna; Kyle Rogers, Kenai. Kicker -- Mark Walsworth, Homer. Long snapper -- Tyler McGillivary, Soldotna. Return specialist -- Billy Kiefer, Kenai

Second-team defense

Punter -- Brando Wik, Nikiski. Defensive backs -- Billy Kiefer, Kenai; Justin Hjelm, Delta; Dylon Story, Soldotna. Outside linebacker -- Bob Seater, Nikiski; Anthony Edwards, Barrow. Inside linebacker -- Nick Gavora, Monroe; Jordan Harrison, Nikiski. Interior lineman -- Tyler Peek, Nikiski; Victor Unutoa, Barrow; James Duncan, Monroe; Caleb Cinereski, Seward. Utility player -- Matt Parker, Nikiski.

Second-team offense

Quarterback -- Albert Gerke, Barrow. Fullback -- Stephen Krogseng, Nikiski. Running back -- Jacob Sprankle, Eielson; Anthony Edwards, Barrow. Wide receiver -- Bryson Lowe, Kenai. Tight end -- Garrett Bosick, Soldotna. Center -- Braden Lichty, Soldotna. Guard -- Joe Biggane, Eielson; Jordan Harrison, Nikiski. Tackle -- William Cullen, Valdez; Alistar Dunbar, Barrow. Kicker -- Sara Colvin, Eielson. Long snapper -- Colton Anderson, Nikiski. Return specialist -- Brian Schmidt, Seward.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bartlett and Kenai Wins Alaska High School Football Championships

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America


Kenai and Soldotna wrote another chapter in their rivalry Saturday.

Three weeks after being blown out by three-time defending champion Soldotna 52-27 in the regular season finale, Kenai (10-1) bounced back and beat the Stars 21-10 on Saturday to claim the 2009 Alaska Small Schools high school football championship.

The title is the fifth for Kenai during this decade. The Kardinals won four straight championships before Soldotna (8-3) began its run of three straight in 2006. According to the Anchorage Daily News, Soldotna hadn't lost to a small schools opponent since the 2005 season.

That opponent? Kenai, of course.

In the Large Schools championship, Bartlett's defense keyed the Golden Bears 21-3 win against Chugiak. The Anchorage Daily News reports that Bartlett forced five turnovers.

Playoff Brackets
2009 Alaska Big School Football Tournament
2009 Alaska Small School Football Tournament

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Alaska High School Football Championship Scoreboard

Alaska High School Football Scoreboard
Saturday, October 17, 2009

Small Schools Championship


Kenai 21 Soldotna 10

Large Schools Championship

Bartlett 21 Chugiak 3

Alaska High School Football Championships To Be Decided Today

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America


Alaska was the first to start, so it stands to reason that it's first to end the 2009 high football season.

Today at Anchorage Football Stadium, three-time state champ Soldotna will play Kenai for the Small Schools championship. Once that hardware is handed out, Bartlett and Chugiak will battle for the Large Schools Championship.

The Small Schools title tilt has a lot of glitz to it since Soldotna and Kenai have won the last seven Alaska Small Schools championships. According to the Anchorage Daily News, a win by the Stars would match Kenai's streak of four straight between 2002 and 2005.

No one expected Bartlett and Chugiak to be playing for the First National Bowl Large Schools championship trophy. Bartlett finished third in the Cook Inlet Conference, while Chugiak finished fourth in the CIC.

You can watch the two championship games on the internet from KTUU-TV.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Soldotna Goes After Four-Peat

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Before Soldotna went-on its run of three straight championship, Kenai captured four straight. Next week, Soldotna will try to match Kenai's streak when the two square-off for Alaska's Small Schools Championship.

Saturday, Soldotna held-off Homer 44-20. According to the Anchorage Daily News, Homer was able to hang with the champs even though they only dressed 24 players.

Friday night, Kenai reached the final with a 34-13 win over Kodiak. It's the first time that the Kardinals are back in the finals since 2005. The Anchorage Daily News reports that the underdog Bears hung with Kenai for the first half.

Chugiak to Face Bartlett for Alaska's Large Schools Championship

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


The post-season can be a funny thing...just ask Chugiak and Bartlett, who will square-off next week for Alaska's Large Schools high school football championship. Neither team expected to make it to the title game, but the Mustangs and Golden Bears are the last two teams standing after two rounds of post-season play.

Chugiak needed a 24-21 overtime win over Palmer on Saturday to move-on to the championship game. The Anchorage Daily News reports that the Mustangs captured the championship berth on the right leg of junior kicker Bryan Maley.

Bartlett sealed its fate with a 40-19 defeat of pre-season #1 North Pole Friday night. According to the Anchorage Daily News, Bartlett running backs Jamal Hale and Cyrus Chenault combined for 392 yards on the ground.

Alaska High School Football Scores
Large Schools Semifinals


Bartlett 40 North Pole 19
Chugiak 24 Palmer 21 (OT)

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Alaska High School Football Scores - Playoffs: Quarterfinal Round

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Two perfect seasons came to crashing halts Saturday in the opening round of the Alaska high school football playoffs.

In the Large Schools quarterfinal round, top-ranked and unbeaten Anchorage West was manhandled by North Pole 36-12. Ironically, it was North Pole that began the season as the #1 team in the big school classification. The Anchorage Daily News reports that the Patriots blew this one open in a three-minute span of the third quarter with three touchdowns.

On the Small Schools side of the equation, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner details the end of Eielson's season. The second-seeded Ravens lost their first game of the season 24-14 to Kodiak. The Bears entered the postseason with a 4-4 record.

The Anchorage Daily News recaps the four Small Schools quarterfinal games, as all four Northern Lights Conference teams advanced to the semifinals.

Alaska High School Football Scores
Saturday, October 3, 2009


Playoffs - Quarterfinal Round

Large Schools
Chugiak 16 Juneau-Douglas 14 Juneau Empire game story
North Pole 36 Anchorage West 12

Small Schools
Homer 24 Nikiski 15
Kodiak 24 Eielson 14
Kenai 47 Barrow 13
Soldotna 41 Monroe 0

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Bartlett and Palmer Advance in Alaska High School Football Playoffs

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle


It made me smile today when I read the first line of the Bartlett Flies Past Colony in the Anchorage Daily News that said there was snow in the mountains as the first round of the Alaska high school football playoffs began Friday.

Ever since I was a little kid, I've thought there's something romantic about football and snow.

Friday night, Bartlett and Palmer moved on to the Large Schools semifinals next week.

Alaska High School Football Scores
Friday, October 2, 2009


Bartlett 34 Colony 12 Anchorage Daily News game story
Palmer 48 Anchorage South 12 Anchorage Daily News game story

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

High School Football Playoff Time in Alaska

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Soldotna appears to be ready to make it four Alaska Small School high school football championships in a row. With just two losses to Big School playoff teams (West & Colony), the Stars (6-2) open defense of its championship Saturday with a home game against Monroe (5-3).

Small School Quarterfinal Match-ups:
Saturday, October 3

Monroe (5-3) at Soldotna (6-2)
Barrow (4-4) at Kenai (7-1)
Kodiak (4-4) at Eielson (8-0)
Homer (5-2) at Nikiski (5-3)

There will be a new Big Schools champ with 2008 champ Service on the outside looking in. West is the top seed and will face North Pole Saturday in the quarters. North Pole began the season at the pre-season #1 in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network poll.

Large Schools Quarterfinal Match-ups:
Friday, October 2

Bartlett (6-2) at Colony (7-1)
Palmer (5-3) vs. Anchorage South (6-2)

Saturday, October 3

North Pole (4-4) at Anchorage West (8-0)
Chugiak (5-3) at Juneau-Douglas (6-2)

The Anchorage Daily News has more on the first round of the playoffs.

Meanwhile, below is the final high school state football rankings from the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network.

Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network Final State High School Football Poll
Big Schools


1. Anchorage West 8-0
2. Juneau-Douglas 6-2
3. Bartlett 6-2
4. Anchorage South 6-2
5. Colony 7-1

Small Schools

1. Soldotna 6-2
2. Eielson 8-0
3. Kenai 7-1
4. Nikiski 5-3
5. Barrow 4-4

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Alaska High School Football Scoreboard - Week 8

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Kenai (7-1) found out why Soldotna (6-2) is the three-time defending Small Schools champ Saturday as the Stars beat the Cardinals 52-27 to win the Northern Lights Conference championship and claim the top-seed for the playoffs that start next weekend. Kenai is the #2 seed and will probably face the Stars again in the championship game in three weeks.

What made Saturday's win some incredible is that Kenai had allowed only one touchdown all year while shutting out six of seven opponents. The Anchorage Daily News reports that Kenai actually jumped out to a 14-6 lead before the Stars. Soldotna's two losses were to big schools....Anchorage West and Colony.

Speaking of West, the Eagles will be the #1 seed when the Big Schools post-season begins next week. West beat South 26-21 Saturday to capture the Cook Inlet Conference regular season title. The Anchorage Daily News has the game story.

Alaska High School Football Scores
Saturday, September 26, 2009


Anchorage West 26 Anchorage South 21
Bartlett 35 Chugiak 3 Anchorage Daily News game story
Eielson 49 Delta 6
Homer 34 Kodiak 16
Nikiski 56 Valdez 0
Service 28 Anchorage East 20 Anchorage Daily News game story
Skyview 26 Houston 18
Soldotna 52 Kenai 27
West Valley 29 Barrow 21

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Alabama High School Football Scoreboard - Week 8

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Today is the last day of the regular season in Alaska, but there's plenty to be decided. First there's the Big Schools showdown between Anchorage West (7-0, 6-0) and Anchorage South (6-1, 5-1) will battle for the CIC championship and top seed in next week's quarterfinal round of playoffs. On the Small Schools side, #1 Kenai (7-0) hosts three-time defending champ Soldotna (5-2), which has only two losses to Big Schools playoff qualifiers West and Colony.

Friday night, Juneau-Douglas, North Pole and Monroe wrapped-up playoff berths with victories.

Alaska High School Football Scores
Friday, September 25, 2009


Eagle River 41 Dimond 14 Anchorage Daily News game story
Juneau-Douglas 11 Colony 0
Monroe 25 Seward 8
North Pole 61 Lathrop 0
Palmer 48 Wasilla 7 Anchorage Daily News game story

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Alaska High School Football Scoreboard - Week 7

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle

The Service Cougars won't be back to defend their Alaska Big School high school football championship when the playoffs begin in two weeks. Chugiak knocked-off the defending champs 21-20 on Thursday night, ending the Cougars hopes of picking-up the big trophy and putting the Mustangs into the playoffs. According to the Anchorage Daily News, the Mustangs earned their playoff berth by blocking a game-winning Service field goal attempt.

Alaska High School Football Scores
Thursday, September 17, 2009


Bartlett 41 Eagle River 13 Anchorage Daily News game story
Chugiak 21 Service 20

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Alaska High School Football Scoreboard - Week 7

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle


Top-ranked Anchorage West received a scare from Dimond Wednesday night, but according to the Anchorage Daily News a fake punt kicked the Eagles into high gear and a 33-9 victory. Because of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashana, which begins at sundown on Friday, the Cook Inlet Conference has changed this week's schedule, which included two games on Wednesday.

Alaska High School Football Scores
Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Anchorage South 35 Anchorage East 24 Anchorage Daily News game story
Anchorage West 33 Dimond 9

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Alaska High School Football Scoreboard - Week 6

Alaska High School Football Scores
Saturday, September 12, 2009


Anchorage South 32 Chugiak 28 Anchorage Daily News game story
Anchorage West 35 Eagle River 9 Anchorage Daily News game story
Barrow 51 Valdez 2
Bartlett 24 Service 14 Anchorage Daily News game story
Eielson 42 Skyview 12
Kenai 55 Homer 7
Kodiak 46 Houston 0
Nikiski 44 Monroe 7
North Pole 26 Juneau-Douglas 14

Alaska High School Football Scores
Friday, September 11, 2009


Anchorage East 34 Dimond 21
Colony 44 Wasilla 19
Soldotna 34 Palmer 20
West Valley 54 Lathrop 0

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Alaska High School Football Scoreboard - Week 5

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle


In the topsy-turvy world of Alaska Big Schools high school football, Anchorage West made its claim to be the state's #1 team with its 20-16 defeat of defending state champ and former #1 Service. When the new Alaska Sports Broadcasting Poll comes out next week, the Eagles (5-0) should find themselves as the fifth #1 team this season. The Anchorage Daily News has the game recap of the battle of unbeatens from Friday night.

Alaska High School Football Scores
Saturday, September 5, 2009


Anchorage South 52 Eagle River 17 Anchorage Daily News game story
Barrow 61 Delta Junction 8
Bartlett 51 Dimond 0 Anchorage Daily News game story
Chugiak 24 North Pole 20 Anchorage Daily News game story
Juneau-Douglas 42 East Valley (WA) 0 Juneau Empire game story
Kenai 44 Skyview 0
Monroe 61 Valdez 14
Soldotna 44 Kodiak 0

Alaska High School Football Scores
Friday, September 4, 2009


Anchorage West 20 Service 16
Colony 27 Palmer 6
Eielson 41 Latrop 8
Nikiski 28 Seward 8
Thunder Mountain 26 Sitka 8 Juneau Empire game story
Wasilla 30 West Valley 9

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Defending Champs Moved to Top of Alaska High School Football Rankings

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle


Defending Big Schools champ Service is fourth team this season to hold down the top spot in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network's high school football rankings. Service began the season unranked after losing most of the players from last year's squad to graduation. The Cougars #1 ranking will be tested this weekend when they face #2 ranked Anchorage West Kenai continues to dominate in Small Schools.

Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network Rankings

Big Schools
1. Service (4-0)
2. Anchorage West (4-0)
3. Colony (3-1)
4. Juneau-Douglas (3-1)
5. Anchorage South (3-1)

Small Schools
1. Kenai (4-0)
2. Eielson (4-0)
3. Soldotna (2-2)
4. Kodiak (3-1)
5. Homer (3-1)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Alaska High School Football Scorebord - Week 4

Alaska High School Football Scores
Saturday, August 29, 2009


Barrow 46 Monroe 6
Delta Junction 22 Valdez 2
Eagle River 43 Anchorage East 40 Anchorage Daily News game story
Eielson 35 Nikiski 19
Homer 56 Houston 6
Juneau-Douglas 36 Palmer 7 Juneau Empire game story
Kodiak 18 Skyview 2
Thunder Mountain 30 Ketchikan 14
Wasilla 53 Lathrop 0 Anchorage Daily News game story

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Alaska High School Football Scorebord - Week 4

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle


While most of America is kicking-off the 2009 high school football season, the state of Alaska reached the half-way point last night. Colony continues to show that it's deserving of the #1 Big Schools ranking. Colony beat three-time Small Schools champ Soldotna 24-17 to move to 4-0 on the season. The Anchorage Daily News reports that the win avenged last year's 40-16 loss to the Stars.

In Small Schools, top-ranked Kenai smashed Seward 69-0. For the season, the Cards have outscored their opponents 228-0

Alaska High School Football Scores
Friday, August 28, 2009


Anchorage South 24 North Pole 27
Anchorage West 20 Bartlett 13 Anchorage Daily News game story
Chugiak 24 Dimond 21 Anchorage Daily News game story
Colony 24 Soldotna 17
Kenai 69 Seward 0
Service 53 West Valley 15

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Colony & Kenai Remain Top Dawgs in Alaska High School Football Rankings

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle


Colony snapped the Big Schools #1 jinx by winning last Friday. As a result, the Knights become the first team this year to stay in the top spot on consecutive weeks in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Networks rankings. Friday, Colony's ranking will be tested when the Knights host three-time defending Small Schools champ Soldotna. The Stars are ranked #3 this week, but began the season #1 before losing its season opener.

Changes this week...Anchorage West moves from #5 to #3 in Big Schools with South moving into the #5 spot and Juneau-Douglas leaving the rankings after a loss in Utah last week. Monroe entered the Small Schools poll at #5.

Large Schools
1. Colony (3-0)
2. Service (3-0)
3. West (3-0)
4. Palmer (3-0)
5. South (2-1)

Small Schools
1. Kenai (3-0)
2. Eielson (3-0)
3. Soldotna (2-1)
4. Kodiak (2-1)
5. Monroe (3-0)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Alaska High School Football Scorebord - Week 3

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Thanks to a rapidly developing sophomore quarterback, defending Big Schools champ Service (3-0) is looking like a return to the championship game could be in the cards. J.J. Christy, battling a head cold, threw for 416 yards Saturday to lift the Cougars to a 57-14 win over Eagle River. The Anchorage Daily News has the details.

Alaska High School Football Scores
Saturday, August 22, 2009


Anchorage South 27 Dimond 7 Anchorage Daily News game story
Eielson 48 Barrow 13
Kodiak 48 Thunder Mountain 20
Monroe 27 Sitka 26 (OT)
Palmer 33 West Valley 0 Anchorage Daily News game story
Seward 40 Valdez 16
Soldotna 70 Houston 0

Friday, August 21, 2009

Alaska High School Football Scorebord - Week 3

Alaska High School Football Scores
Friday, August 21, 2009


Anchorage West 37 Chugiak 21 Anchorage Daily News game story
Bartlett 41 Anchorage East 6
Colony 46 Lathrop 0 Anchorage Daily News game story
Homer 21 Skyview 0
Kenai 41 Nikiski 0
North Pole 61 Wasilla 6
Pine View (UT) 46 Juneau-Douglas 13

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Colony Moves to the Top Alaska High School Football Rankings

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle

For the third straight week, there's a new #1 in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network's Big Schools high school football poll. Colony moves into the top spot after last week's top dawg Bartlett lost last weekend. North Pole, the pre-season #1, lost in Week 1. Kenai holds steady at #1 in the Small Schools rankings.

Big Schools
1. Colony (2-0)
2. Service (2-0)
3. Juneau-Douglas (2-0)
4. Palmer (2-0)
5. Chugiak (2-0)
Anchorage West (2-0)

Small Schools
1. Kenai (2-0)
2. Eielson (2-0)
3. Soldotna (1-1)
4. Kodiak (1-1)
5. Sitka (2-0)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Alaska HIgh School Football Scoreboard - Week 2

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High school Football Huddle


Service's 49-3 Saturday night win over Dimond may have been just as exciting as the Cougars Big Schools championship last season. That's because the Anchorage Daily News reports that assistant coach Fenumiai "Numi" Italio, Jr. was back roaming the sidelines after returning from his tour of duty in Afghanistan with the Alaska Army National Guard.

This is a great story about a coach that has touched a team and a community.

Alaska High School Football Scores
Saturday, August 15, 2009


Anchorage West 44 Anchorage East 20 Click here for game story
Colony 23 Kodiak 6 Click here for game story
Kenai 71 Houston 0 Click here for game story
Monroe 41 Ketchikan 6
Nikiski 27 Barrow 2
Service 49 Dimond 3
Sitka 32 Delta Junction 0

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Alaska HIgh School Football Scoreboard - Week 2

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle

It's safe to say that the new #1 team in next week's Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school football poll won't be very excited. The reason?? For the second straight week the #1 team in the Big Schools poll was beaten.

Anchorage South beat #1 Bartlett Friday night 23-21. According to the Anchorage Daily News, the Wolverines did it with a solid ground attack. Click here to read the game story.

Alaska High School Football Scores
Friday, August 14, 2009


Anchorage South 23 Bartlett 21
Chugiak 34 Eagle River 0 Click here for game story
Eielson 84 Valdez 7 Click here for game story
Juneau-Douglas 47 Wasilla 0 Click here for game story
North Pole 47 West Valley 7 Click here for game story
Palmer 46 Lathrop 0 Click here for game story
Seward 14 Skyview 0
Soldotna 33 Homer 0

Friday, August 14, 2009

New #1's in Alaska High School Football Rankings

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle

After a wild Week 1 that saw both of the pre-season #1 teams in Alaska lose, everyone is wondering what Week 2 will bring?

The one thing we know is that there's a new #1 in both of the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school poll. Barlett moves-up from #2 to take over the top spot in Big Schools, while Kenai leaps from #3 to #1 in Small Schools.

Here's the new polls...

Big Schools

1. Bartlett (1-0)
2. Colony (1-0)
3. Service (1-0)
4. Juneau-Douglas (1-0)
5. Chugiak (1-0)

Small Schools

1. Kenai (1-0)
2. Eielson (1-0)
3. Kodiak (1-0)
4. Soldotna (0-1)
5. Homer (1-0)

For news from around America, click here to go to The High School Football Huddle.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Top 10 Alaska High School Football Highlights

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle

Quite a start to the high school football season as the two top teams in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network Pre-Season Poll tumbled. #1 North Pole now has to go back to work in the Big Schools classification after a 17-7 loss to Colony. In Small Schools, pre-season #1 and three-time champ Soldotna took a double hit as the Stars lose their season-opener, plus see their 29-game win streak go down the tubes in a 34-21 loss to West.

Soldotna now goes into the record books tied with East for the longest win streak in Alaska high school football history.

Below check-out the Top 10 plays of this past weekend from KTUU-TV in Anchorage.

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle


When it comes to the longest win streaks in Alaska football history, the Anchorage West Eagles has had something to say about them.

On Saturday, West beat Soldotna 34-21 to snap the three-time defending Small Schools champ's 29-game win streak. The loss leaves the Stars tied with Anchorage East for the long win streak in state football history. Back in 1988, it was West that ended East's 29-game streak.

Click here to read how West stormed back from a 14-0 deficit.

The opening week of action also saw the #1 pre-season Big Schools team lose. North Pole lost to Colony 17-7.

Alaska High School Football Scores
Saturday, August 8, 2009


Colony 17 North Pole 7 Click here for game story
Eagle River 57 Houston 0 Click here for game story
Eielson 35, Seward 0 Click here for game story
Juneau-Douglas 41 West Valley 0 Click here for game story
Kodiak 21 Barrow 7
Monroe 42, Delta 0 Click here for game story
Palmer 25 Dimond 22
Service 18, South 15 Click here for game story
Sitka 20 Thunder Mountain 6 Click here for game story
Skyview 55 Valdez 8
West 34, Soldotna 21

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Alaska HIgh School Football Scoreboard - Week 1

Alaska High School Football Scores
Friday, August 7, 2009

Four games, four shutouts as the 2009 high school football season kicked-off in Alaska. Below are the scores with game stories. 11 games are on the schedule today.

Bartlett 39 Wasilla 0 Click here for game story
Chugiak 37 Anchorage East 0 Click here for game story
Homer 27 Nikiski 0
Kenai 47 Lathrop 0 Click here for game story

Friday, August 07, 2009

31 Teams Dreaming of Alaskan Gold Rush

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle

31 teams begin their drive for the golden First National Bowl high school football championship trophy this weekend. Three games kick-off the 2009 Alaska high school football season tonight with twelve games on tomorrow's schedule.

History may be made tomorrow when three-time defending Small Schools champ Soldotna faces Anchorage West. The Stars will be looking for their 30th straight win, which will set a new record for consecutive wins.

Service is the defending Big Schools champ.

The Anchorage Daily News has a nice preview of all of the Anchorage-area teams. Click here to read the opening night story.

Here are some other team previews:

Delta Junction
Lathrop
Monroe Catholic
Thunder Mountain

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Friday Games
Lathrop at Kenai, 6:30 p.m.
Nikiski at Homer, 6:30 p.m.
Chugiak at East, 7 p.m., Anchorage Football Stadium

Saturday's Games
Bartlett at Wasilla
Thunder Mountain at Sitka
Delta at Monroe
Valdez at Skyview
Eielson at Seward
Houston at Eagle River
Service at South
Soldotna vs. West
North Pole at Colony
Dimond at Palmer
Kodiak at Barrow
West Valley at Juneau

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Pre-Season Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network High School Football Poll Released

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle


Not much has changed in the Small Schools division as we approach the start of the 2009 high school football season Friday night. Three-time defending champ Soldotna opens the season as the #1 ranked team in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network pre-season poll. North Pole is the top pick in Big Schools.

Click here to read about the pre-season poll from the Anchorage Daily News.

Big Schools Poll

1. North Pole
2. Bartlett
3. Juneau-Douglas
4. Anchorage South
5. Colony

Small Schools Poll

1. Soldotna
2. Eielson
3. Kenai Central
4. Kodiak
5. Barrow

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Lathrop Head Coach Opens Camp

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle


Here's a first day of pre-season camp story on Lathrop new head coach Jason Gazewood from the Daily News Miner in Fairbanks. Lathrop is coming off a 1-7 season. Click here to read the story on the Malemutes.

Dungy, Manning, Carroll & Irvin Coming to a Theater Near You for HS Football

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle


It won't be a Hollywood premiere, but the stars will be shining on August 25th when Tony Dungy's RED ZONE '09 kicks-off the high school football season with a two-hour motivation show that will be shown in over 460 select movie theaters across America.

The former Indianapolis Colts head coach will be joined by three-time National Football League MVP Peyton Manning, Defensive Player of the Year Bob Sanders, Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame Receiver Michael Irvin, USC Head Coach Pete Carroll and many others during this first-of-its-kind theater event.

Tony Dungy’s RED ZONE ’09 gives athletes unprecedented access to professional coaches and players who will present inside tips on football, the keys to winning at any position, and discuss the importance of hard work, team building, conditioning, skills development and mental toughness. A news release on the event states that regardless of ability level, audiences of all ages will be inspired to work hard, eat right, stay focused and expand their skills – on and off the field.

In addition, USC Coach Carroll will specifically address how parents can help their high school athletes prepare and potentially increase their chances of receiving college athletic scholarships.

To read the news release in its entirety click here

Monday, July 27, 2009

Practice Underway in Alaska

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


High school football practice officially began in Alaska and Tennessee this morning and there certainly was a contrast in temperatures for two-a-days...Knoxville was in the mid 80's; Anchorage in the mid 60's.


Soldotna will be looking for its fourth straight Alaska Small Schools championship. The Stars can also set a new state record for consecutive victories with a win in the season opener. Soldotna has won 29 straight.

Service is the Big Schools defending champ.

Monday, July 20, 2009

2009 Alaska High School Football Schedules

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle


Practice begins in Alaska one-week from today with the first games being played August 7th & 8th. Click here to see the entire statewide schedule.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Beeson Steps Down as Head Football Coach at Kenai Central

by Jeff Fisher
Alaska High School Football Huddle


Less than two months from the start of the 2009 Alaska high school football season, Kenai Central head football coach Jim Beeson is stepping down after 19-years as the main man. According to the Peninsula Clarion, Beeson must step down in order to become assistant principal at the school.

No successor has been named for the man that last season became the fifth Alaska high school football coach to win 100 games, although according to the report, the replacement will come from the current staff. Beeson retires with a 103-60 record and four small school state championships.

Click here to read more from the Peninsula Clarion.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

North Pole Delivers Players To Texas College Football Team

by Jeff Fisher
The Alaska High School Football Huddle

In the 50's, the late country singer Johnny Horton, who grew-up in Texas, recorded a song North to Alaska. Today you can check-out a story from from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on three North Pole high school football players, who will be playing their college football in the Lone Star State at West Texas A&M University.

Click here to read the full story.

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