Friday, August 07, 2009

High School Football Officially Arrives This Weekend in Alaska

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

They begin playing for real up north tonight as Alaska kicks-off the 2009 high school football season with three games on tonight's schedule and twelve tomorrow.

For those of you that don't know much about football in America's 49th state, there are 31 schools that battle during an eight-week regular season in two classifications...Big Schools and Small Schools Divisions. A three week post-season leads to two champions taking home the First National Bowl trophies from Anchorage Football Stadium.

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
Monroe Catholic
Thunder Mountain

For more on high school football in Alaska, click here to go to the Alaska High School Football Huddle.

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

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