Looking into the "Rivalry"
Sports Reporter Jake Ryle digs deep into what the Service and South football rivalry really means for the state of Alaska.
South High opened its doors in 2004 to many new students. Maybe new isn't the right word--after all, students from Service High School were re-districted to transfer to the newer South High School.
With the transfers, many high school athletes were forced to put on the jersey of a competitor, and face their life-long friends on the opposite sideline.
It's been 8 years since South opened its doors for a football team. Their rivalry has grown stronger with each and every one of those years as the two teams have played 10 times.
Wouldn't it only make since that the series is split 5 games a piece?
In a state more than 580,000 sq. miles large--only 3 miles separate the top two teams in football.
Saturday's Championship game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. kickoff time at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium in Chugiak, AK.
Fans can tweet their thoughts about the game using #AKSN.