Soldotna traveled to the Lower 48 to play a team from Oregon in California.
The Stars’ game against Crater, Oregon, was moved 150 miles southwest of Crater to Crescent City, California, because of wildfire smoke.
The venue change did not bother Soldotna, as the Stars rolled to a 20-7 victory, upping their state-best winning streak to 53 games.
Soldotna (4-0) stayed atop this week’s Division II/III Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football rankings, and will travel to Palmer in Week 5. The Moose are the last team to beat the Stars.
No. 2 North Pole (4-0) stayed perfect on the season with a 46-0 victory over Barrow.
Eielson (3-1) remained at No. 3 following its 57-2 trouncing of Valdez.
Despite topping Ketchikan 59-21, Homer (3-1) fell to No. 4. Kenai (3-1) jumped into the rankings at No. 5 after beating Eagle River 42-38. The Kardinals play Kodiak on Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field.
Colony (4-0) stayed undefeated with a 46-15 victory over West Anchorage and stayed No. 1 in the Division I poll.
Chugiak (4-0), Bartlett (2-2), East Anchorage (3-1) and Service (2-2) round out the rankings.
This is the first time this season that the Cougars have been ranked.
Alaska Sports Broadcasting
Network football pool
Division I (this week’s opponent)
1. Colony, 4-0 (Wasilla); 2. Chugiak, 4-0 (at Logan, Utah); 3. Bartlett, 2-2 (South Anchorage); 4. East Anchorage, 3-1 (vs. Service); 5. Service, 2-2 (at East Anchorage).
Also receiving votes: Wasilla, West Anchorage
1. Soldotna, 4-0 (at Palmer); 2. North Pole, 4-0 (Lathrop); 3. Eielson, 3-1 (Houston); 4. Homer, 3-1 (at Seward); 5. Kenai, 3-1 (at Kodiak).
Also receiving votes: Thunder Mountain, Palmer, Redington, Eagle River