Alaska’s high school football playoffs are set and it includes six teams that do not have winning records. 

Five of the six teams can be found in the Division I playoff bracket, where eight of the 10 teams in Alaska’s biggest classification advance to the quarterfinals.

That list features one-win Chugiak (1-7), Wasilla (3-5), West Anchorage (4-4), South Anchorage (4-4) and Service (4-4). 

West and Wasilla will meet in one quarterfinal, while the three other teams will battle opponents with a combined one loss during the opening weekend that begins Friday.  

South will travel to Colony (7-1), Chugiak plays at No. 1 East Anchorage (7-1) and defending champion Bartlett (7-1) hosts Service. 

Two of the quarterfinal games will be rematches from the regular season. In Week 1, Colony topped South (27-26) and East throttled Chugiak (47-0).

While eight Division I teams make the playoffs, only four teams each from Division II and III advance to postseason. 

In Division II, Soldotna (7-1) plays Palmer (5-2) in a rematch of last year’s state championship game that was won by the Stars (21-0). Soldotna has won the past six Division II state titles. 

Upstart Eagle River (5-2) plays Lathrop (6-2) in the other semifinal. Both games will be played at Palmer on Oct. 6. 

The Division III semifinals has Ketchikan (6-1) traveling to Eielson (6-1) and Houston (7-1) hosting defending champion Barrow (4-4). The Hawks defeated the Whalers (30-6) in Week 4.  

Division I 


Oct. 5

Wasilla (3-5) at West Anchorage (4-4), 7 p.m. 

South Anchorage (4-4) at Colony (7-1), 7 p.m. 

Oct. 6

Chugiak (1-7) at East Anchorage (7-1), 2 p.m. 

Service (4-4) at Bartlett (7-1), 2 p.m. 

Division II 

Semifinals at Palmer

Oct. 6

Palmer (5-2) vs. Soldotna (7-1), 1 p.m. 

Eagle River (5-2) vs. Lathrop (6-2), 4 p.m. 

Division III


Oct. 6

Ketchikan (6-1) at Eielson (6-1), 1 p.m. 

Barrow (4-4) at Houston (7-1), 2 p.m.  


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