Crimson Bears get national attention

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2003

The Juneau-Douglas High School football team has been getting a lot of attention around the state this season on its run to the state championship game.

On Wednesday, the team got a taste of the national spotlight.

The Crimson Bears got a short write-up in Wednesday's edition of USA TODAY, highlighting the fund-raising work the players must do each season to pay for equipment and travel costs.

The article, which appeared on the third page of the sports section, included comments from Juneau head coach Reilly Richey. The reporter did, however, make a common out-of-town mistake, referring to JDHS as Douglas High School in Juneau, Alaska.

USA TODAY claims a combined print and on-line readership of 6.8 million people each day.

Juneau plays East Anchorage in the state title game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Anchorage Football Stadium. The game will be carried live on TV in Juneau on KATH - broadcast channel 5 and cable channel 15.

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