High school football opens in Alaska

Alaska high school football

The state of Alaska joins into the fun of the 2016 high school football season this weekend with a slate of 14 games to open the regular season.  Last weekend, Hawaii kicked-off the 2016 season.

The biggest match-up is in Soldotna where the four-time defending Medium School state champs with a 39-game win streak will play defending Big School champ West High School from Anchorage.  It’s the second year in a row that the Stars have opened against Alaska’s defending Big School champ.  Last year, the Stars beat South 21-17.

Both teams begin the season #1 in their respective polls in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network preseason rankings.

Below is the list of Week 1 games:

Friday’s games

West at Soldotna, 6 p.m.
Houston at Kodiak, 6 p.m.
Thunder Mountain at Juneau, 6 p.m.
Colony at Bartlett, 7 p.m.
Wasilla at Eagle River, 7 p.m.
East at Palmer, 7 p.m.
Service at West Valley, 7 p.m.
Monroe at Redington, 7 p.m. (Wasilla High)

Saturday’s games

Nikiski at Valdez, 11 a.m.
Ketchikan at Seward, 1 p.m.
Homer at Eielson, 1 p.m.
Kenai at South, 2 p.m.
North Pole at Lathrop, 5 p.m.
Chugiak at Dimond, 7 p.m.

Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network Preseason Polls

Large schools

#1 West
#2 Chugiak
#3 Colony
#4 Bartlett
#5 East

Medium/Small Schools

#1 Soldotna
#2 North Pole
#3 Eielson
#4 Juneau
#5 North Pole

Check-out this weekend’s LIVE scoreboards from Alaska powered by Scorestream.

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