What others say: Opponent needed in Ketchikan

  • Monday, September 29, 2014 8:52pm
  • Opinion

No, no, no; it can’t be.

The Ketchikan High School football team’s final home game — the one during which seniors were scheduled to be honored — is canceled.

Sitka, which was scheduled to be here Oct. 4, doesn’t have enough healthy players.

But, there must be a team somewhere in the state — or Outside — that would like to visit Ketchikan in the fall and play one of the most promising teams in Alaska.

This weekend’s loss to Juneau-Douglas notwithstanding, Kayhi’s team has had one of its best seasons since its meager beginnings. It has a 5-2 record for the season.

It’s been exciting for the team and their coaches, the school and the community.

Unlike past seasons when the high school football program struggled to get its feet under it, it appears this school year that it has.

It should be able to complete its home season in the same manner as other sports this year.

That still might happen. Kodiak’s varsity team is still a slim possibility. Perhaps another team will get the notion to come on down for some First City football. If the stars simply will align — the football stars.

— Ketchikan Daily News,

Sept. 29

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