Alaska high school state football champions

Posted: Friday, October 03, 2003

The high school state football championship game results over the years. From 1983-89, the game was called the Invitational State Championship and the game was sponsored by the Cook Inlet Football Conference. The CIFC champion played the winner of either the Northern Lights Conference (Mat-Su Valley/Kenai Peninsula) or the Railbelt Conference (Fairbanks) for the title, with the CIFC runner-up playing the remaining NLC or RBC champion in the Consolation Bowl. The CIFC decided the matchups. In 1990, the Alaska School Activities Association created the Alaska State Championships, which started out as a four-team tournament and expanded to an eight-team tournament in 1993. A four-team small schools tournament was created in 2000. Starting with the 2003 season, the state championship game will be known as the First National Bowl.

OVERALL/LARGE SCHOOLS CHAMPIONS

2002 Bartlett 34, Chugiak 13

2001 Dimond 16, Bartlett 0

2000 Dimond 28, Colony 21

1999 Service 49, Wasilla 0

1998 Service 48, Dimond 20

1997 Service 47, Chugiak 14

1996 Chugiak 24, Palmer 19

1995 Palmer 12, Chugiak 7

1994 Service 16, Chugiak 14

1993 Dimond 20, Eielson 19

1992 Eielson 28, Soldotna 9

1991 Bartlett 27, Eielson 0

1990 East Anchorage 36, Soldotna 7

1989 x-Bartlett 14, West Valley 7

1988 Chugiak 20, Soldotna 18

1987 East Anchorage 41, North Pole 6

1986 East Anchorage 29, Palmer 18

1985 East Anchorage 26, Lathrop 10

1984 Chugiak 8, Lathrop 5

1983 Dimond 21, Soldotna 0

x-The 1989 title is disputed and West Anchorage claims it won the championship when it beat Bartlett 19-3 in an unofficial CIFC title game. Bartlett and West Anchorage tied during the regular season, but Bartlett won the head-to-head game. When the CIFC selected the RBC champion as its opponent for the State Invitational Game, the NLC champion, Soldotna, said it wasn't playing in the Consolation Bowl. That left West Anchorage without a postseason opponent. Bartlett beat West Valley and lost to West Anchorage in a pair of postseason games, but the Bartlett-West Valley game is listed as the official championship game.

SMALL SCHOOLS CHAMPIONS

2002 Kenai Central 7, Soldotna 0

2001 Nikiski 35, Seward 13

2000 Nikiski 20, Soldotna 14

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL

STATE PLAYOFF GAME SCORES

2001 Dimond 31, Juneau-Douglas 0 (first round)

1999 Service 43, Juneau-Douglas 16 (semifinals)

1999 Juneau-Douglas 37, Lathrop 10 (first round)



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