Thunderbirds, Huskies, Eagles Remain Atop Football Polls

    Head referee Bob Sims shows the game coin to Juneau's Lucas White, Mathias Wiederspohn, Jamal Johnson and Noah Chambers and Dimond's Aiden Main, Stuart Lutton and Tyler Reese. (Klas Stolpe)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The big three in high school football remain on top of the latest pig-skin rankings, according to the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network.

      The division one Cook Inlet Conference teams East Anchorage, Juneau and West Anchorage are all sporting two wins with no losses in the young season but all that will change with the Juneau Huskies traveling to the West Eagles home perch for a 2 p.m. Saturday clash. West has beaten Bartlett 33-9 and Service 35-6.

      The East Thunderbirds will have their own trials and tribulations as they welcome the undefeated division two Lathrop Malemutes (2-0) into their nest. This is the first time since 2018 that two number one teams have met. In 2018 the top ranked division two Soldotna Stars defeated top ranked division one West. East has beaten South 59-22 and Service 45-22.

      The fourth ranked Colony Knights (1-1) travel to the fifth ranked South Wolverines (0-1). Dimond is 0-1. The Service Cougars and Bartlett Golden Bears are 0-2.

      Service lost to West 35-6 last week and to East 45-22 in week 1; Bartlett lost to Colony 40-13 last week and West 33-9 in week 1. Service plays Dimond this week; and Bartlett plays DII Palmer.

      The ASBN poll lists the top five division two/three teams as Lathrop (2-0), Eagle River (2-0), Monroe (2-0), North Pole (2-0) and Wasilla (2-0). Eagle River hosts North Pole this week, Monroe travels to Eielson, and Wasilla hosts West Valley.

      DII Eagle River has beaten DIII Houston 50-0 and DIII Homer 57-0. DIII Monroe has beaten DIII Nikiski 52-14 and DIII Seward 38-8. DII North Pole has beaten DII Chugiak 30-6 and DII Kenai 36-0. DII Wasilla has defeated DIII Houston 31-6 and DII Kodiak 34-6.

      A side note: according to ASBN this week is the first time that Soldotna has not been ranked in the top 5 of the polls. Soldotna (0-1) fell to Lathrop 27-21 last week. Lathrop has also defeated DII Palmer 50-7.

      In a national ranking poll DI East was still on top, followed by DII Lathrop, DI West, DII Soldotna, DII Eagle River, DII Wasilla, DI Juneau, DI Colony, DI South, and DI Bartlett. Following were DI Service, DII Palmer, DIII Barrow, DIII Houston, DII North Pole, DIII Monroe, DI Dimond, DIII Homer, DII Chugiak, DII West Valley, DIII Redington, DII Kenai, DII Kodiak, DIII Nikiski, DIII Valdez, DIII Eielson and DIII Seward.

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