Lathrop beat Soldotna 39-28 Saturday for Alaska’s 2021 Division II high school football state championship. The state title is the first-ever for the Malemutes and snaps Soldotna’s run of winning eight straight state titles.
Lathrop senior quarterback Jarren Littell had a big game. He rushed for four touchdowns, plus was 11 for 14 through the air for 184 yards and two scores.
It was also the second win of the year for Lathrop over Soldotna. During the regular season, the Malemutes beat the Stars 27-21.