Update: Crimson Bears 49 / Soldotna Stars 56

 

The Bears huddle during a rainy game earlier this season on home turf, Adair Kennedy Field. They are the runner up in the medium schools bracket and also given the Sportsmanship Award by ASAA.

 

The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears should be considered proud runners-up for Alaska’s medium-schools football championship.

While the Bears lost to the Stars, it was a well-fought game, with Juneau ahead most of the time, and the two teams tied for much of the second half.

The game was played at Anchorage Football Stadium and carried in Juneau on cable television and KINY Radio.

In a cellphone call just after the game, head coach Rich Sjoross aptly described it as a game marked by constant momentum swings.

Juneau brings home a silver football trophy and another award that they should feel very good about:  The Alaska School Activities Association gave the Crimson Bears the Sportsmanship Award.

Check back later for statistics and more details of the game.

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