The Juneau Douglas Crimson Bears trounced the Wasilla Warriors 69 to 30 on home turf — the first Crimson Bears football game played on the new field at Adair-Kennedy Park in the Mendenhall Valley. The old turf — a victim of age and arson — was replaced this summer.
“I love it,” said Bears quarterback Dorian Izaak. “It’s a lot faster, softer, too,” he said after Saturday’s game.
The new field was paid for by $1.19 million in bonds approved by Juneau voters. It was finished in time for the start of summer football practice.
Meanwhile, the Thunder Mountain Falcons beat the Sitka Wolves 35 to 6. That game was played in Sitka.
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