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2018 Division I State Football Champions

The East High Thunderbirds won the Cook Inlet Football Championship game and went on to earn the distinction of winning this year’s First National Bowl Division I State Championship.

  • The East Anchorage Football Team had an outstanding season of 10 wins, only 1 loss, and went undefeated in the state of Alaska.
  • This is the second state championship crown the East High Thunderbirds have earned in three seasons.
  • Throughout this season East High was dominant on many levels, especially defense, where East only allowed an average of 9 points per game. 
  • In the state championship game, East reigned supreme. According to head coach, Jeff Trotter, “It's been a while since a state champion has dominated in the fashion this team was able to."
  • This state championship team is defined by the sense of family and the outstanding leadership from the coaching staff and the players as well.
  • According to Coach Trotter, “one of the things the team is most proud of is the players set out to create a legacy at East, and that's exactly what they accomplished."

Congratulations for your win at State and bringing the title back to East High! You make ASD great!

(Coaches/players can share about their season and state tournament)