JDHS moves up to No. 1

Crimson Bears overtake Chugiak for top spot in ASBN prep poll

Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A big road win by the Juneau-Douglas High School football team and an upset in Anchorage led to a shake-up in the latest Alaska Sports Broadcasters Network poll, released Monday.

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The Crimson Bears (5-0, 4-0 Railbelt Conference) won 13-12 at Wasilla on Saturday to remain perfect on the season. JDHS is the only Railbelt Conference team in the top five.

Juneau-Douglas replaced Chugiak (3-2) in the top spot after the Mustangs dropped their second game in a row over the weekend. Chugiak dropped out of the top five altogether after falling to Bartlett 20-14 on Saturday.

Service (4-1) jumped from third to second in the poll after dismantling winless West Valley 65-0.


Prep football

Large Schools:

1. JDHS (5-0)

2. Service (4-1)

3. Dimond (4-1)

4. South (3-2)

5. Bartlett (3-2)

Small Schools:

1. Soldotna (5-0)

2. Kodiak (4-1)

3. Eielson (3-1)

4. Kenai Central (4-1)

5. Valdez (3-2)

Dimond rejoined the top five after being unranked a week ago. The Lynx (4-1) coasted past winless Eagle River 49-0.

Resurgent South Anchorage (3-2) moved up to fourth after toppling West Anchorage 42-14. Coach John Lewis' defending state champions have scored 77 points in its last two games.

Based on the Golden Bears' victory against Chugiak, Bartlett (3-2) entered the poll in the number five position.

In the small school poll, undefeated Soldotna stayed in first place. The defending state small-school champs are Alaska's highest scoring team, averaging 55.8 points per game. The Stars (5-0) also has defeated two large-school opponents, North Pole and Palmer.

Kodiak (4-1) stays second after picking up its fourth-straight win Saturday, a 62-7 lashing of Houston.

Eielson (3-1) stayed in third place after topping Seward 27-6 while Kenai Central (4-1) stayed put in fourth following its 40-6 win over Skyview.

Valdez (3-2) rounds out the small-school top five after its 41-6 win over Ketchikan.

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