There has been only one football force in Juneau over the last 20 years, but now fans have the chance to watch two local prep teams attempt to build on undefeated seasons.
The Southeast Conference-leading Thunder Mountain Falcons are 2-0 for the first time after holding Homer to 12 points last weekend in a rough-and-tumble 23-12 win in Juneau. After entering the Alaska Sports Broadcast Network small schools poll for the first time ever at No. 5 last week, the Falcons have jumped to No. 3 after defeating the then-No. 4 Mariners.
The Falcons try for 3-0 tonight at home against Nikiski at 8 p.m., but the bigger story might be what's going on in Palmer as the large schools No. 2 Crimson Bears of Juneau-Douglas (2-0) take on the No. 4 Moose (1-1) at 7 p.m. in what could be the regular season game of the year between a pair of Railbelt Conference archrivals.