The VHS varsity football team kicked off the start of the season with their game this past weekend in Eagle River. The Buccaneers had a close and exciting match-up against the JV Dimond Lynx. The game intensified when both teams had a score of 22 a piece going into the 4th quarter. Unfortunately, due to fumbles and key interceptions, the Buccaneers ended up losing the match. The Buccaneers look to bounce back this weekend in their very first home game of the season against the JV North Pole Patriots. The game is scheduled as a non-conference game for this Saturday, August 22, at 1pm at the Valdez High School football field. In addition, the cross-country running team will be traveling to Skyview this Saturday. Last year the cross-country team had a small group of four enthusiastic student athletes, though coming into this year the team has grown substantially and look to start their season off strong this weekend.