Bears remain second in poll

Crimson Bears are the last undefeated team in large-school division

Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Juneau-Douglas High School football team remained ranked second behind Chugiak in the latest Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network prep poll, which was released Monday.

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The Crimson Bears (4-0) became Alaska's lone large-school undefeated team after beating Palmer 28-7 at home Friday. In four games this year, JDHS has won by an average of 31.8 points per game.

Chugiak (3-1) held on to the top spot despite falling 48-7 to Washington power Bothell on Saturday. Bothell is currently ranked second by the Seattle Times newspaper in Washington Class 4A, the state's largest classification.

Much of the movement in the large-school poll occurred in the bottom three as Service continued its up and down season in the rankings. After being ranked first two weeks ago, then unranked last week, the Cougars (3-1) jumped up to No. 3 after downing Bartlett 41-19.

East Anchorage made its top-five debut Monday after beating Dimond 21-13.

ASBN poll

Prep football

Large Schools:

1. Chugiak (3-1)

2. JDHS (4-0)

3. Service (3-1)

4. East (2-2)

5. South (2-2)

Small Schools:

1. Soldotna (4-0)

2. Kodiak (3-1)

3. Eielson (3-1)

4. Kenai Central (3-1)

5. Homer (2-2)

Defending state champions South Anchorage round out the top five. The Wolverines (2-2) ripped previously undefeated Colony 35-0 on Friday.

The Knights and Wasilla dropped out of this week's poll. The Warriors fell to unranked North Pole 28-14 on Saturday.

In the small school poll, Soldotna remained first following a 63-0 whitewashing of Ketchikan.

Kodiak stayed put in the second place after nipping Skyview 17-12 while Eielson knocked off Valdez 32-6 to stay in third place.

Kenai Central defeated Nikiski 53-25 to stay in fourth place.

Homer jumped back into the poll after the Mariners beat Ketchikan 28-0 last week.

Valdez dropped out of the top five.



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