The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity football team made new coach Bill Byouer a winner in his debut Friday.
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The Crimson Bears defeated Sitka 26-6 at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field.
"The progress for the 2007-2008 JV program is going forward in a positive way," Byouer wrote in an e-mail.
Freshman running back Matt Maka led JDHS with three rushing touchdowns while sophomore Steven Costello added another score.
Defensively, Tony Tomkins and Brad Soneson had one interception each while Costello and Blain Scharen helped limit the Wolves to just one score.
"The front line anchored by Blain Scharen would not allow Sitka to run the ball with success," Byouer wrote. "We also got quality time from all of our subs, which was key in keeping our players fresh."
Up next for the Juneau-Douglas JV is a trip to Lathrop High School.
Joining Byouer's staff is offensive coordinator Jeep Rice, defensive coordinator Ray Bradley, linebackers coach Kirk Birk and line coaches Al Fenumiai and Roger Cox.