The Soldotna Stars crowned an undefeated season with the 2013 Medium School Football State Championship, defeating Juneau-Douglas 56-49 in the second-highest total score championship game in ASAA state tournament history.
SoHi overcame a three touchdown deficit in the second quarter and three lost fumbles to rally for the Stars second-straight Medium School championship.
The Stars and Juneau traded blows from the opening kick-off, both teams punting a combined three times for the game. SoHi’s three fumbles and Juneau’s two interceptions all lead to opponent’s touchdowns.
SoHi turned a late-first half interception by Brooks Furlong into a Star touchdown with no time on the clock to end the first half and draw the Stars to within a touchdown at 21-28. A Drew Fowler interception for the Stars midway through the fourth quarter set-up SoHi’s game-winning touchdown run by Colton Young. Final Score: SoHi 56 – Juneau 49.
Game Scoring Recap
SoHi 1-yard run by Jake Kooly Stars 6-0
Juneau 14-yard run Demetrius Campos 6-7 Juneau
SoHi fumble leads to Juneau 41-yard TD pass to Nordgren 6-14 Juneau
End of first quarter with SoHi’s only punt
First Quarter Score: Juneau 14-SoHi 6
Juneau 8-yard Campos TD run 6-21 Juneau
SoHi fumble leads to Juneau 47-yard TD pass to Empson 6-28 Juneau
SoHi 1-yard TD run for Drew Gibbs 14-28
Juneau throws interception to SoHi’s Brooks Furlong
Stars score with 0:00 in half on 5-yard pass from Young to Furlong
Halftime Score: Juneau 28 – SoHi 21
Stars fumble kick return to open second half
Juneau 4-yard TD run for Isaaks 21-36 Juneau
SoHi 37-yard TD run for Gibbs 28-35 Juneau
Juneau 52-yard TD run for Campos 28- 42 Juneau
SoHi 25-yard TD run Colten Young 35-42 Juneau
SoHi 1-yard TD run by Kooly 42-42 Juneau tie game 1:08 3rd quarter
Juneau 78-yard TD run Sua 42-49 Juneau
End of 3rd Quarter: Juneau 49- SoHi 42
SoHi 2-yard TD run for Gibbs 49-49 tie
SoHi interception by Drew Fowler on Juneau 30
SoHi 4-yard TD run by Young SoHi 56-49 game-winning TD
Juneau stopped on downs
SoHi runs out clock in victory formation
Final Score: SoHi 56 – Juneau 49
The Soldotna Stars finish the 2013 season at 11-0 and a second Medium School championship. Juneau finishes at 9-2 in its first year in the Medium School division.