Whalers kick off against the Kings in a Week 7 clash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — The KTUU Tailgate Tour is heading to Utqiagvik for our game of the week between the Barrow Whalers and Ketchikan Kings on Saturday at 1:00 PM.

The Whalers are the defending Division III state champion, and have 3-3 record on the season.

Ketchikan is enjoying a successful season, scoring more points in their first two games then they did all last season. The Kings are 4-1 on the season after not winning a game all last season.

This game also highlights the uniqueness of Alaska high school football, with Ketchikan traveling 1,329 miles to play the Whalers. Barrow High School is home to the only football field in the United States above the Arctic Circle.

Make sure to follow along with our coverage September 21st and 22nd.

ASBN Week 7 Poll

The Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network Week 7 is stirring up social media among a handful of players, fans and coaches.

The Division I poll has East in first place after their victory over Bartlett on Saturday, while the Golden Bears fell to fourth in the standings after their first loss of the season. Sitting ahead of Bartlett is a one loss Colony team they’ve already beaten.

That theme seems to carry over to the Division II/III poll where Eagle River is currently tied for fifth with Ketchikan, after defeating third place Houston earlier in the season by thirty points.

Div. I Poll

1. East
2. Colony
3. Service
4. Bartlett
5. West

Div. II/III

1. Soldotna
2. Palmer
3. Houston
4. Eielson
5. Eagle River/Ketchikan

Week 7 Schedule

Friday

Bartlett vs. Wasilla 7:00 PM Wasilla High School
Lathrop vs. Palmer 7:00 PM Palmers High School
West Valley vs. North Pole 7:00 PM North Pole
Nikiski vs. Houston 7:00 PM Houston
Seward vs. Homer 7:00 PM Homer High School

Saturday

Ketchikan vs. Barrow 1:00 PM Barrow High School **KTUU Game of the Week**
Service vs. Soldotna 2:00 PM Soldotna High School
Eagle River vs. Chugiak 2:00 PM Chugiak High School
Dimond vs. South High School 2:00 PM South High School
East vs. West 2:00 PM West High School
Valdez vs. Eielson 1:00 PM Eielson High School
Redington vs. Monroe 1:00 PM Monroe Catholic High School