With cold autumn air setting in on the peninsula, action in fall's prep sports is heating up, especially here on the peninsula.
Area fans will have a full slate this Friday and Saturday, with two small-schools state playoff games and the state cross country meet coming to the central peninsula.
Complete previews of the events can be found in today's sports section. The Clarion also will offer full coverage of the events in Sunday's sports section.
Small-schools state football playoffs
Kenai at Nikiski, 4:30 p.m. Friday
Houston at SoHi, 3 p.m. Saturday
State cross country
At Tsalteshi Trails behind Skyview High School
Boys 1-2-3A race -- noon
Girls 1-2-3A race -- 12:45 p.m.
Boys 4A race -- 1:30 p.m.
Girls 4A race -- 2:15 p.m.
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