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.
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