JYFL hosts inaugural junior league tourney

Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2001

The Juneau Youth Football League will kick off its year-end festivities with the inaugural Junior League State Football Tournament on Thursday through Saturday.

All-star teams from Ketchikan and Kodiak will play a round-robin style tournament where each team plays each other once.

The tourney begins on Thursday when Ketchikan and Kodiak face each other at 6 p.m.

The Juneau All-Stars, who were chosen by JYFL coaches, play Ketchikan at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Kodiak at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. All games will be played at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field.

The inaugural tournament was organized by Juneau's Eddie Brakes who hopes to get some more teams here future years.

"We're hoping with the great hospitality we're giving that we will get more schools here," Brakes said. "We would like to try to make this a yearly event."

Currently, no state championship is played in Alaska and Brakes says he hopes the JYFL tournament will be the start of it.

Admission is free of charge and the winning team receives a trophy for being Alaska State Junior League champs.

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