Huskies Ride Atop the Football Polls into Playoffs

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Huskies know their place among the football gods in the Cook Inlet Conference and the latest Alaska Sports Broadcasters Poll, now the rest of the league will sift through the final seven placings to see just when they get the unfortunate task of playing the top ranked team in Alaska when the Alaska School Activities Association state football playoffs begin.

      Juneau is 6-1 after defeating the South Anchorage Wolverines (3-4) 42-7 at the Huskies home pound of Adair Kennedy Field last Saturday. They will have this weekend off before opening the ASAA quarterfinals at AKF against the eighth place Dimond Lynx (0-6) on Saturday, Oct. 9. The Huskies would also qualify, with a first-round win, to host a semifinal on Oct. 16.

      In other CIC action last weekend, East (6-1) defeated Bartlett (3-4) 32-20, and Colony (5-2) defeated Service (1-6) 17-14.

      West Anchorage (4-2) was supposed to play at Lathrop and Dimond (0-6) was supposed to host North Pole but those games were cancelled so North Pole and Lathrop could make up a Railbelt Conference game postponed by COVID-19 earlier this season.

      Only seven out of 27 teams in the state have played six games in this eight week season due to COVID-19 cancellations.

      Cook Inlet Conference rankings and scores (in order of schedule. all games are home unless noted):

      No. 1 Juneau (6-1) defeated Colony 53-12, Dimond 35-6, lost to West 49-23 away, defeated East 39-28, Service 49-12 away, Bartlett 27-14 away, and South 42-7. Juneau has a bye.

      No. 2 East (6-1) defeated Service 45-22 away, South 59-22, Lathrop 50-26, lost to Juneau 39-28 away, defeated Colony 50-26 away, West 35-21 away, and Bartlett 32-20. East hosts Dimond.

    No. 3 Colony (5-2) lost to Juneau 39-28 away, defeated Bartlett 40-13, South 34-31 away, Wasilla 34-14 away, lost to East 35-12, defeated Dimond 21-14, and Service 17-14. Colony plays at West.

      No. 4 West (4-2) defeated Bartlett 33-9 away, Service 35-6, Juneau 49-23, lost to South 46-34 away, defeated Dimond 35-9 away, lost to East 35-21, and canceled Lathrop away. West hosts Colony.

      No. 5 Bartlett (3-4) lost to West 33-9, Colony 40-13 away, defeated Palmer 22-15, Dimond 14-8, South 30-22 away, lost to Juneau 27-14, and East 32-20 away. Bartlett plays at Service.

      No. 6 South (3-4) defeated Dimond (forfeit), lost to East 59-22 away, lost to Colony 34-31, defeated West 46-34, lost to Bartlett 30-22, defeated Service 64-12 away, and lost to Juneau 42-7 away. South hosts Soldotna.

      No. 7 Service (1-6) lost to East 45-22, West 35-6 away, defeated Dimond 26-20 away, lost to Soldotna 48-34 away, Juneau 49-12, South 64-12, and Colony 17-13 away. Service hosts Bartlett.

      No. 8 Dimond (0-6) has lost to South (forfeit), Juneau 35-6 away, Service 26-20, Bartlett 14-8 away, West 35-9, Colony 21-14 away, and canceled North Pole. Dimond plays at East.

      The ASBN poll for DII/III lists their top five as Lathrop 5-1 hosting West Valley; Soldotna 5-1 at South Anchorage; Redington 6-1 at Houston; Eagle River 6-1 at Chugiak; and Monroe 5-1 at Valdez.

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