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Week 5 football preview: It's time for midseason grades

...their toughest Northern Lights Conference matchup yet this year. Brantley Jr. has traditionally given Palmer coach Rod Christiansen many compliments. The two coaches are close friends that enjoy facing each other on the football field, and Friday...
Kenai Central football bulls past Palmer to clinch playoff spot

...carries, Southwick had too much to overcome."They beat us up front on both sides of the ball," Palmer coach Rod Christiansen said. "You've got to be able to stop their base plays, and we were not able to stop their base plays."The...
Reclassification to change Alaska prep football landscape in 2015

...forward to the most, and not only because of his great respect for the coaching staff which includes longtime friend Rod Christiansen."I think they have one of the best coaching staff in the entire state," Brantley said. "They are an old rivalry...
Week 2 prep football preview: Big conference, nonconference matchups loom

...the same team that ended its season last year. Fortunately, Brantley Jr. is quite friendly with Palmer coach Rod Christiansen off the field. In addition to sharing connections in both Soldotna and Palmer, Brantley Jr. shared his home with...
SoHi football tops Palmer

...tacklers and using his speed to gain extra yards. Ferris leads a group of young talent in which Palmer head coach Rod Christiansen sees potential."As a team we've got to go out there and compete every play. There's a lot of great efforts...
Moose topple Stars in opening game of the game."It's really satisfying because we hadn't won here in six or seven years," Palmer coach Rod Christiansen said. "Last time we played here it was a rainy mess, and we had our chances and it was close but we lost."We...
Kenai, Skyview football to face off; SoHi faces Palmer test

...East 14-0.Soldotna coach Galen Brantley Jr. said Palmer is big, talented and well-coached. Palmer coach Rod Christiansen and his offensive and defensive coordinators have been together for over 20 years.Behind the big offensive line...
Soldotna football defeats Palmer

...returned to the field."We weren't going for the tie tonight, we were going for the win," Palmer head coach Rod Christiansen said. "You go for the win in the nonconference game."Palmer opted to keep the ball in the hands of Jackson Buresh...
Kenai coach to go for 100 wins

...against Nikiski. Beeson, as modest as ever, said he never would have recognized his mounting total had Palmer's Rod Christiansen not entered the exclusive group last season. "100's just a number," he said. "We're just trying to make...


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