Friday, October 15, 2010

First State High School Football Championships to be Decided this Weekend in Alaska

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

Hard to believe, but it's only the middle of October and the high school football season is coming to a close in Alaska this weekend.

The Big Schools and Small Schools championship games will be played tomorrow at Anchorage Football Stadium.  At noon, undefeated Soldotna will face Kenai in the Small Schools title game; at 4:30 unbeaten Anchorage West will play Service for the Big Schools title.

The West (10-0) and Service (9-1) game will be interesting because West beat the Cougars in the season-opener 38-35, but only after trailing 22-7 in the 3rd quarter.

Meanwhile, either Soldotna (10-0) or Kenai (7-3) will carry home the hardware for the ninth straight time.  Kenai is the defending Small Schools champ and has won five titles in the last eight years.  Soldotna, which lost to Kenai in the championship game last year, has won three titles.

The Anchorage Daily News reports another fun part of the Kenai/Soldotna rivalry is the two schools are only 10-miles apart.

As for High School Football America's weekly journey...tonight we're staying in Chicago to get the story that we couldn't get to last week because of horrible traffic.  We're headed to undefeated St. Rita High School to talk with Mustangs' alum Dr. Gerry Grieco, who will be attending his 488th straight game for his alma mater.

After the game, I'll be here to update scores from around America...see you then!

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