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As Alaska high school football kicks off, consolidated team deals with new mascot struggles

The Alaska high school football season gets underway tonight, with a full slate of games across the state. While the new season brings promise and hope, it also brings a touch of controversy for an existing team that has been cobbled together from two former rivals.
As reported by the Anchorage Daily News, the two high schools in the state’s capital, Juneau Douglas and Thunder Mountain, consolidated their football programs to field a single team. Doing so provided the needed depth to keep players healthy and competitive while also provided cost savings for the school district. Those are all positive developments