Alaska’s Regular Season Begins

by Jeff Fisher

Alaska’s 2014 high school football seasons kicks-off this week.

For those of you not familiar with me, I’ve always been fascinated with football in the land of the polar bears.  Over the last four years as the host of High School Football America’s radio show, I’ve done a half-dozen interviews with coaches around the state.

One of my favorite interviews was last year with Voznesenka High School football coach Justin Zank.  The Cougars are about as small as it comes in 11-man football.  There are no paved roads in the community that was founded by Russian Old Believers.

I interviewed Coach Zank last year, the school’s first year in 11-man football. You can listen to that interview above.

Below is the list of Week 1 games, plus you can get a sense of the teams to beat by reading a preview from the Anchorage Daily News.


East at Colony

North Pole at West Valley

West at Palmer


Bartlett at Lathrop

Chugiak at Kodiak

Dimond at South

Eielson at Homer

Houston aat Seward

Juneau-Douglas at Kenai Central

Ketichikan at Monroe Catholic

Soldotna at Eagle River

Thunder Mountain at Nikiski

Valdez at Barrow

Voznesenka at Sitka

Wasilla at Service

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.