Large-School Football Championship Slated in the Last Frontier

At 6:15 p.m. Friday, the crème de la crème of large-enrollment Alaska football will converge on Anchorage Football Stadium for the 2014 Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) First National Bowl Large School state championship.

In that game, cross-town rivals South Anchorage and West Anchorage will wage a physical battle for the right to hoist the ASAA title trophy.  Both South and West are members of the Cook Inlet Conference.

Click here to watch the game.

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School Broadcast Program School of the Week

School Broadcast Program School of the Week

Ryan Fitzgerald at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, California is the face of our School Broadcast Program this week! Serra HS was selected as the NFHS Network School of the Week. This feature will be running all week at

Want to be our featured School of the Week? It’s easy! School Broadcast Program participants: simply Tweet or Instagram a photo of your broadcast team in action – behind the camera, at the mic, running the computer – with the #WeAreHighSchool hashtag. Then we’ll pick a winner to feature the following week.

So submit often! Show us what makes your broadcast team special. We want to share it with our NFHS Network community.

#WeAreHighSchool Are you?

School Spirit: “Bring ‘Em In”

Friday Night Football is filled with the sounds of school spirit — from the marching band to the cheerleaders to the roar of the crowd — communities echo with cheers from lit fields across the nation every Friday night.

One school in Tennessee created a unique sound to celebrate their school’s 2012 season.

Beech High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee, went undefeated last year and took home the 2012 5A Football Championship. A group of students, the Cold Cut Homies, created, produced and performed an original rap, “Bring ‘Em In,”  about the football team’s successful season. The video was showcased during the opening of the Beech High School broadcast of last week’s game versus Mt. Juliet High School.

To watch the video, click here.

All the performers in the video were students, including (in order of appearance):

Donnell Hathaway, junior,  football player, number 26.

Sam Lindsey, junior, football player, number 91.

Quint Collins, junior, football player, number 59.

Treston Wright, junior, football player, number 3.

Josh Landrith, junior, member of the school marching band.

The beat and recording were produced by Jeremy Brown, a Beech High School graduate. The video was conceptualized by the students with the help of fellow Beech High School senior Dakota Diel who also shot and edited the video. The school allowed the students access to school facilities to create the video.

The result is a unique expression of one school’s spirit. And we dare you not to get it stuck in your head!

Monday Mailbag

Ever had a question about a record, a sport, a bit of history, or what happened to a high school coach or player? Send your questions into our Facebook page. Our expert, John Gillis, will try his best to get the answers for you in our new Huddle Up feature, Monday Mailbag!

John, editor of the National HIgh School Sports Record Book for a record 20 years, is the NFHS’ resident high school sports information guru. Put him to the test! We look forward to seeing your questions and exploring high school sports with you.