Nikiski defeats Barrow for small-schools state football title
Nikiski defeated Barrow 52-21 to win the small-schools First National Bowl on Saturday at Tom Huffer Sr. Field at Chugiak High School.
It is Nikiski's first state title since 2001. Barrow (7-2 overall) had defeated Nikiski earlier in the season.
"It worked out like a storybook that we get another opportunity to play Barrow," Bulldogs coach Ted Riddall said after his team finished 9-1 overall. "The kids were really looking forward to that."