Four seniors on the Kayhi football team have been selected to participate in ASAA’s annual All Alaska Shrine North South Football Classic, or Senior Bowl, in Anchorage this week. Stevie Byron, Brendan Wong, Chris Brown, and Crist Carlson will be traveling up to Anchorage along with 60 other elite Alaskan football players.
The boys will participate in a week of practices, and end with a game on Saturday. The athletes will be divided up into 2 teams of 32, North Alaskans vs South Alaskans. “This weekend is going to be a good learning experience,” said Byron. “It is going to be fun to be able to play at a higher level.”
Since the Kayhi boys will be playing with the best of the best Alaskan football players, it is important for them to stay focused.
“Going into this weekend I know that I have to be on top of my game,” said Carlson. “And to compete at a higher level in order to get playing time.”
The Kayhi football team ended their season, 3 weeks ago, after a successful season. The seniors thought that after their loss to the Eielson Ravens, they would never get a chance to play again in Alaska.
“I’m really excited about being able to compete one last time in Alaska,” said Carlson. “I didn’t think I’d have this opportunity. I thought my season was over.”