It was quite a shootout in Fairbanks Friday night when the Kodiak High School Bears faced off against the North Pole Patriots on the gridiron. Nearly 1,200 yards of offense were racked up between the two teams, with the home team accounting for 676 of those in their 52-48 victory. Kodiak’s Andreas Carros put up 340 of Kodiak’s 519-yards of offense through the air. The Bears were at midfield with under a minute left and a chance to win the game, but the Patriots’ defense came alive and stopped the drive short. The Bears, which started 2-and-0, are now 2-and-3.
In the pool, the Kodiak boys took the team title at the Homer Invitational with 123 points. Soldotna was second with 75 points, followed by Colony, Palmer, Homer and Kenai Central. The Kodiak girls were second, with 69 points, behind Colony’s 83. Soldotna, Palmer, Kenai, Homer and Unalaska rounded out the field.
At the net, the Bears were perfect on their visit to the Central Peninsula, taking two volleyball matches from the Soldotna Stars and one from the Kenai Kardinals.
In Anchorage at the New Balance X-C Classic, the Kodiak boys took the team title. Jack Hannah won the junior boys 3-kilometer race in 9-minutes 43-seconds. The Kodiak girls were sixth overall.