Tailgate Tour turns pink, East & SOHI unanimous number ones

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - It’s a bittersweet Monday for Prep Football Fans as they enter the final weekend of the regular season.

The KTUU Tailgate Tour heads to Houston for its game of the week as the Hawks clash with rival Redington for the Pink Bowl, the annual rivalry game played for breast cancer awareness.

Week 8 Prep Football Polls

It only took 8 weeks, but the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network and Alaska Football Coaches Association agreed on a Div. I prep football poll. East and West sit atop the Week 8 polls, and depending how the state tournament shakes out we could have another Eagles vs. Thunderbirds for the large school state championship game.

East is the defending large schools state champion, and with a win Saturday they could win their fourth straight conference championship. The Thunderbirds only loss this season came to Arizona’s Cesar Chavez.

For West it’s been a slow burn, losing their first game to Soldotna by 43 points, and then splitting their next two games. After a 1-2 start West rattled off four straight wins to get back on track, and in true Eagle fashion their offense led the way, scoring over 35 points a game in the process.

In Division II Soldotna has showed no signs of weakness scoring 81 points Saturday to take down Eagle River. The argument could be made the Stars are the top program in the state no matter the divisionl, as they have defeated top Division I programs South and West this season, as well as taking down out-of-state competition like Christian High School in San Diego.

Div. I

1. East
2. West
3. Service
4. South
5. Chugiak

Div. II
Coaches Poll

1. Sohi
2. Lathrop
3. West Valley
4. Eagle River
5. Palmer

Div. III
Coaches Poll

1. Houston
2. Barrow
3. Eielson
4. Nikiski
5. Redington

Div. II & III

1. Sohi 6-0 at Kenai
2. Houston 7-0 vs Redington
3. Barrow 5-1 at Valdez
4. Lathrop 4-3 vs West Valley
5. Eielson 6-1 vs Monroe

Week 8 Schedule
West Valley at Lathrop
Homer at Ketchikan
Dimond at Colony
Redington at Houston
Wasilla at Palmer
Seward at Nikiski
Kodiak at North Pole
Chugiak at Eagle River
Service at East
Soldotna at Kenai
Barrow at Valdez
Monroe at Eielson
Bartlett at Juneau
South at West

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