Stars Outscore & Outlast Juneau For Football State Title

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.

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