Can’t you feel the chill in the August air?
Hear those tweeting whistles? Those crunching pads? The barking of coaches? The cheering fans?
It’s high school football season.
Can’t see, feel, hear any of it huh? That’s because it’s high school football season… in Alaska.
Kickoff is this weekend in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Alaska is annually the first state to kick off its high school football season (why? Hint: it has something to do with latitude). North Pole HS tops the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network media poll. It’s a full slate tonight and tomorrow. Kenai Central is at Lathrop; Nikiski is at Homer; Service-Anchorage is at East-Anchorage…
If you absolutely need to feed your fixing for high school football, here’s all the coverage you need from Alaska.
MaxPreps.com: 2009 Alaska High School Football video
Anchorage Daily News: And the teams to beat will be…
North Pole, Soldotna top preseason polls
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Rebuilding Lathrop squad has little resemblance to 2008
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Delta Junction brings spirited team to the field
Alaska Star: Stampede scrimmage preps football teams
Meanwhile, there are 40 days and 40 nights until we here on the other side of the continent can finally kick off our high school football season. Connecticut is the LAST state to start its high school football season. Just doesn’t seem fair, now does it?