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Crimson Bears football in a coaching uproar

...varsity program.According to the two coaches, they had worked out an agreement since both Sjoroos and defensive coach Eddie Brakes were retiring after this past season. It was expected Hamrick would take over the team in 2015."I made all my plans...
Inside the Crimson Bears' huddle

...Wagnor plays 30 pounds heavier than his frame and Chase Logan gets the run blocking started.JDHS defensive coordinator Eddie Brakes, however, could have one of the most impressive units Adair Kennedy Field has held up."I think Kenai plays to our...
The 50-yard line: Juneau-Douglas vs. Soldotna the semifinal games ended last weekend."Saturday night I started reviewing video," JDHS defensive coordinator Eddie Brakes said. "I just started looking at how amazing their offensive line is. The running backs get all the glory but the...
Soldotna tops Juneau-Douglas 56-49 in state football championship

...and the defensive units battling in the trenches."I really feel for the seniors," JDHS defensive coordinator Eddie Brakes said. "I just told them that they should have no regrets."The win gave Soldotna (11-0) their sixth state championship...
Intense start brings success for the Bears

Juneau-Douglas High School defensive coordinator Eddie Brakes was interested to see how his team would react immediately following Saturday's 41-0 win over Kodiak. Sound off on the important...
JYFL hosts state junior league championship

In recent years, Juneau Youth Football League junior division coach Eddie Brakes took his team to California for a postseason game arranged through the Internet. This year, with travel costs being a concern...
Photo: Countdown toward state

Lineman Justin Behrends is introduced and greeted by coaches Bill Chalmers, right, Bill Huffman, Romney Tupou, Eddie Brakes and Rich Sjoroos during a Thursday pep rally at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park for the players headed to the state playoffs...
JYFL heads south for Glacier Bowl II

...Bowl. The two played for the Juneau Youth Football League's junior division Broncos last fall. When Broncos coach Eddie Brakes made an Internet connection with the Hanford Youth Football League, both players made the trip. Now that the two leagues...
Juneau's dominating defense

...I think they're surpassing what I expected from them, above and beyond" Crimson Bears defensive coordinator Eddie Brakes said. "I think they practice above and beyond themselves. A lot more this year is about the mentality and not mattering...
JYFL hands out post-season honors

...all players and coaches. Special recognition was given to the Junior Division champion Broncos, led by head coach Eddie Brakes, and the Senior Division champion 49ers, led by head coach Rory Niere. In addition, the Junior Division All-Star...


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