High School Bears football team remains in the third spot of the Alaska Sports
Broadcasters' Small Schools Poll this week. That despite the bye they had this
weekend after a game with Ketchikan fell through before the season started.
Soldotna Stars remain at the top of the poll with a 4-and-0 record, and the
upstart Barrow Whalers are still in second with a perfect 5-and-0 mark.
Kodiak are the Nikiski Bulldogs and Eielson Raves in fourth and fifth. Both
have 3-and-2 records.
get back on the field Saturday afternoon up in Palmer against the Moose. Palmer
is unranked in the large school poll, but are tough, having beaten Juneau
earlier this season.
With the season
now in its second half, each game has play-off implications. There will be an
expanded field of eight teams this year, and home field advantage is determined
by the team's record. There's speculation that if the Whalers continue their
winning ways, a play off game could be held, literally, on the frozen tundra of
At the top
of the large school heap are the South Anchorage Wolverines. They, along with
number two North Pole have identical 5-and-0 records. Service is next, followed
by Colony, both at 3-and-2, with Dimond in fifth, at 4-and-1.
By the way,
what were the Bears doing on Saturday instead of playing? They were hired to
plant some trees out in Middle Bay - and put 30-thousand of them in the ground.