play off outlook for the Kodiak High School Bears football team took a hit
Saturday at Baranov Park at the hands of the Homer Mariners. In the first game
of the second half of the season, Kodiak now goes to 0-and-2 in the Northern
Lights Conference, after falling to the Mariners 28-to-6.
upcoming Saturday, the Bears are on the road against the defending state
champion Kenai Kardinals, and then play the homecoming game against Houston in
week seven, before wrapping up the regular season on the road in Soldotna
against the Skyview Panthers.
the Homer contest, the last three games are in the conference, which will
determine the Bears' playoff fate. Only first, second and third places are
guaranteed a spot in the play-offs, as the champion of the new Southeast
Conference will get the spot of the fourth place team with the worst record in
either the Northern Lights or Great Land conference. The Bears have been to the
play-offs for five consecutive years, including three appearances in the state
championship game. Kodiak is 0-and-2 in the NLC and are 2-and-3 overall on the
other Kodiak High School sports, Jaymie Bethea continues to burn
up the cross country course, clocking a time of 19-minutes 25-seconds Friday on
the 5-kilometer track at Fort Abercrombie in a meet with Port Lions, Anchorage
Christian and Grace Christian. Grace won the meet by eight points, however, 30
to 38 over the Bears. Port Lions was third with 83-points to ACS' 87.
the boys' side, Nathan Deer ran a 16-48 as Kodiak won handily, putting five
runners in the top 10 and winning with 16 points to Grace's 36 and ACS' 83.
In swimming and diving, Kodiak split with the
Kardinals here at home. The girls won 139-to-46 Friday and 131-to-55 Saturday.
The Kodiak boys were edged on Friday by two-points, 80-to-78, and beat again on
volleyball, also at home, the Bears dropped three to the Palmer Moose.