Led by Hall of Fame coach Buck Nystrom and record-setting running back Perry Monzulla, the North Pole Patriots shocked No. 1 and previously undefeated West Anchorage 44-13 in the large-school state championship game to claim the school’s first state title in football. Monzulla scored three touchdowns and rushed for 226 yards to give him a then-state rushing record 2,860 yards.