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)
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