The road to the nation’s first 2019 high school football state championships begins this weekend in Alaska. All three divisions will be in action with first round games.
Seven-time defending champ Soldotna will open defense of its Division II title against West Valley in the state semifinals. In the other semi, Eagle River faces Lathrop.
Defending Division I champ East opens the postseason against Colony. Here are the other Division I quarterfinal matchups — Service vs. Chugiak, South vs. Juneau-Douglas/Thunder Mountain and Bartlett vs. West.
Eielson opens defense of its Division III title against Houston in the state semis. In the other semi, Barrow plays Nikiski