Kodiak Teams Victorious on Gridiron, in Pool

Jay Barrett/KMXT

It was another weekend of blow-outs in Alaska high school football, but this time, the Kodiak Bears were on the winning side. Playing on the road Saturday against the Houston Hawks, the Bears’ offense rolled while the team’s defense stopped the opposition five times inside the red zone, on the way to a 46-to-nothing victory.

It wasn’t an easy journey for the Bears, whose travel was delayed by the poor weather that kept the ferry Tustumena docked late last week. The Kodiak players didn’t arrive in Houston, north of Wasilla, until late on Friday.

With the win, Kodiak ensured itself one of the four Northern Lights Conference play off spots. Houston was eliminated from the NLC, along with the Skyview Panthers.

Kodiak now has a 2-and-1 conference record, and are 4-and-3 overall.

Next up for the Bears is the homecoming game against the red-hot Kenai Kardinals, who despite giving up a touchdown for the first time this year, rolled over the Homer Mariners 55-to-7.

In swimming, both the Kodiak girls and boys won the team titles at the Homer Invitational. The Kodiak girls romped to a 117-to-89 win over second-place East Anchorage, while the Kodiak boys edged the Wasilla Warriors 68-to-64.

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