Football

The varsity Homer football team poses for a photo on the Homer High School turf field on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Justin Zank named football coach of the year in conference

Homer football head coach Justin Zank was named coach of the year for the Peninsula Conference, along with Houston coach Glenn Nelson. The all-conference awards… Continue reading

 

Homer’s Antonin Maruchev powers through a group of Nikiski defenders during a Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 football game at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Nikiski football topples Homer

The Homer football team stumbled into 1-2 standings in the Peninsula Conference on Saturday when Nikiski eked out a 26-22 win during Homer’s homecoming game.… Continue reading

 

Mariner football blasts past Valdez

The Homer football team stormed past Valdez last weekend in a nonconference Division III game hosted by Homer. The Mariners ended the night 52-6 and… Continue reading

 

Houston continues undefeated streak with win over Homer

The Houston High School football team kept its winning streak going last weekend and rolled over the Mariners 20-8 in a home game at Homer… Continue reading

Homer football swamps Nikiski in the rain

Now this finally looked like fall. Yellow speckling through the trees. Football. And rain. Homer defeated host Nikiski 50-18 Friday in a contest that had… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School senior Zach Burnett breaks away from the Homer defense to make a 62-yard run and touchdown for the Kardinals during a Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 football game at the Mariner field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer football falls to Kenai in season opener

The Kenai Central football team has once again established itself as one of the teams to beat on the Kenai Peninsula, though the Kards are… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School senior Zach Burnett breaks away from the Homer defense to make a 62-yard run and touchdown for the Kardinals during a Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 football game at the Mariner field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Justin Zank, former head coach of the Heat of the Bay Cougars, pictured here on Sept. 1, 2017 at McNeil Canyon Elementary School in Fritz Creek, Alaska, is the new head coach for the Homer High School football team. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Former Head of the Bay football coach will lead the Mariners

The Homer High School football team has a new leader starting this season, but it’s a face many in the community will recognize. Justin Zank… Continue reading

Justin Zank, former head coach of the Heat of the Bay Cougars, pictured here on Sept. 1, 2017 at McNeil Canyon Elementary School in Fritz Creek, Alaska, is the new head coach for the Homer High School football team. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Seward’s Shane Sullivan finds an opening to run the ball through during Homer High School’s homecoming game Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at the high school in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners beat the Seahawks 21-20. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer celebrates homecoming with a win

Homer eked out a win over Seward High School, a fellow Peninsula Conference team, and brought home a win on homecoming night. The Mariners held… Continue reading

Seward’s Shane Sullivan finds an opening to run the ball through during Homer High School’s homecoming game Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at the high school in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners beat the Seahawks 21-20. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)