Weekend Preview: Falcons football at home, local volleyball hosts jamboree

Coming off a 52-0 rout of Nikiski and earning their highest ever ranking in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network polls this week, Thunder Mountain (2-0) is riding high. The Falcons return home this week for a 7 p.m. Friday matchup with Kenai Central (0-2) at the Thunderdome. It will be the Falcons’ first home game of the season.

TMHS trails only state powerhouse Soldotna (2-0) in the small/medium school polls. The Falcons are surging this season with wins over Juneau-Douglas High School (0-2) and Nikiski earning them enough respect to be put in the same conversation as Soldotna, who ride a state record 41-game win streak.

Kenai Central fell last week to Service 46-13 and isn’t ranked in the ASBN polls.

JDHS travels to Ketchikan this week for a Saturday matchup with the Kayhi Kings.

The Empire online will host a live-stream of the Falcons-Kardinals game in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast and Archipelago Webcasting. The game can be viewed for free on desktop computers, smartphones and tablets at juneauempire.com.


ASBN football polls:

1. Soldotna

2. Thunder Mountain

3. Monroe Catholic

4. Valdez

5. Kodiak

JDHS, TMHS volleyball start season

Both the Falcons and the Crimson Bears serve up their first volleyball action of the year this weekend with a jamboree at Thunder Mountain High School. Mount Edgecumbe High School and Ketchikan High School made the trip up to participate in the round robin.

Friday games are 4:30-8:30 p.m; Saturday games are from 12-5 p.m.

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