Soldotna moves up to No. 1 in prep football poll

sports@adn.comAugust 27, 2013 

Soldotna moved up one spot to take over the No. 1 ranking among medium-small schools, and South retained its top ranking among large schools in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school football poll released Monday.

Soldotna, a 47-24 winner over large-school Colony last weekend, jumped over previous No. 1 North Pole to claim the top spot for medium-small schools. North Pole slipped to No. 2, Juneau remained No. 3, Kenai stayed at No. 4 and Houston kept its No. 5 position.

Soldotna plays Houston this week and North Pole plays Juneau, all of which could alter the rankings after the third week of the eight-week regular season.

South topped Bartlett 17-7 to stick at No. 1 among large schools, and Service remained No. 2.

Palmer moved up one spot to No. 3, Chugiak likewise moved up one spot to No. 4, and Lathrop debuted in the poll at No. 5. The movement was in some part precipitated by Wasilla's 17-14 loss to Kenai, which dropped the previously No. 3-ranked Warriors from the poll.

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