It was Friday Night Lights for the Kodiak High School Bears, as they opened the 2011 varsity football season in Houston.
They beat the Hawks 34-18 on several big plays, including two touchdowns in the first three minutes of the third quarter to break open the 6-6 half-time tie.
Charlie Johnson had a 53-yard touchdown run and moments later Chris Kamai went in from six yards out, four plays after Kodiak recovered a Houston fumble.
Kodiak had a balanced attack with several big plays, including eight runs of 11 yards or more and five catches of 12 yards or more.
Johnson had four receptions for 57 yards and 11 rushes for 120 yards, while Kevin Lepola was 7-for-12 with no interceptions for 121 yards at quarterback.
The Bears are now 1-0 in Northern Lights Conference play, and over-all. They have a bye this week and will open at home on the 27th against the Skyview Panthers.