It is one of the northernmost public communities in the world and. The whalers football team finished the season with an 82 record. It is the largest of the many remote villages in alaska, not accessible by roadways. Project alaska turf was inspired by an emmy award winning espn documentary by wayne drehs on a community in barrow, alaska. One episode showed how close knit this community is when they rallied to save a guys house from fierce waves. Barrow alaska will debut on facebook one week prior to the shows premiere on the linear channel, marking the first such occurrence for the leagues tv station. Read on to learn more about barrow, ak, and if youd like some tips and advice for making your big move, check out our make your move page, where youll find all kinds of stories and insights including how to start over in a new city, tips for getting to know. Barrow alaska season 1 episode 1 an eightepisode cinematic docuseries that will follow the incredible journey of the barrow high school whalers, who live at the northernmost point in the united states, as they attempt to win the state championship for the first time in school history. Football is great for this community as it is dark 3 months out of the year and it snows even in the summer.
Barrow, alaska, and nfl executives hope the broadcast coverage will funnel people to. This is part 1 of s series on high school football in barrow, alaska. Featuring amazing shots of alaska it introduces us to the town of barrow, where the local team, the whalers, plays football on a field sandwiched between a frozen lagoon and the arctic ocean. The program focused on a football program that was implemented in order to reverse high teen suicide rates, accelerated dropout rates and increased teen drug use. In barrow, alaska, the countrys northernmost game of prep. Hes been with the team since it was formed in 2006, head coach for the past two years. Barrow sits about 350 miles north of the arctic circle.
That extra hour makes a difference, whether youre trying to do business with someone on the east coastfour hours aheador just waking up early to catch a football game. Season 1 guide for football town tv series see the episodes list with schedule and episode summary. Project alaska turf, a 501c3 entity, began in february. Barrow, alaska, which chronicled the team during their 2015 season. It weaves in practices and games with interviews with the coach and players. For the first time, the nfl will premiere one of its shows, undrafted, on cbs before moving it to nfl network. The first of the docuseries eight episodes will be seen in full on the social media platform next tuesday, sept. The town of barrow is the northernmost city in the united states, located on the arctic ocean.
Football town online full episodes of season 2 to 1 yidio. Pedro costa is a composer for film, television, and advertising. An eight episode cinematic docuseries that will follow the incredible journey of the barrow high school whalers, who live at the northernmost point in the united states, as they attempt to win the state championship for the first time in school history. Barrow, alaska is a small town located in the north slope borough in the u. Barrow, alaska is a coproduction of nfl network in association with leftfield pictures and northern lights media. Sports illustrateds excellent underdogs series, a run of minidocumentaries on high school football teams, travels to barrow, alaska, which wikipedia calls the. High school and club teams use it to help their athletes get recruited. With approximately 4,500 residents, the barrow area has probably the harshest weather in alaska. The alaska time zone, which incorporates all of the state except the western aleutian islands, is an hour behind pacific time. Barrow, alaska, is the northernmost town in america at three hundred miles north of the arctic circle and is the seat of north slope borough the largest municipality in the world, roughly the. But in barrow, alaska, football offers a ray of hope.
Barrow finished the season in 22nd, resulting in relegation to the conference north for the 2014 season. Over the past 10 years in barrow, football has been something for the small native american community of 4,000 people to rally around and believe in. Football town football team in the united states and the extreme conditions they battle on a daily basis to play the game they love. Calculations of sunrise and sunset in utqiagvik alaska usa for may 2020.
Nfl puts money into new shows sports business daily. Yahoo to livestream a 2015 nfl game for free more from. Nfl network ventures to alaska to cover the story of the northernmost high school football team in america. Barrow alaska season 1 episode 1 an eight episode cinematic docuseries that will follow the incredible journey of the barrow high school whalers, who live at the northernmost point in the united states, as they attempt to win the state championship for the first time in school history. Football town tv show season 1 episodes list next episode. Utqiagvik, alaska, usa sunrise, sunset, and daylength. Hoda kotb and savannah guthrie host nbc s morning news program. Only recently have modern amenities like the internet, television and brandname clothing become available in this isolated town. The eightepisode series will chronicle the 2015 season of the barrow high school whalers football team. The show was broadcast on the nfl network and premiered on september 22, 2015. Barrow, alaska on nfl network tuesday, september 22nd at 9pm est. Videos from barrows 2012 campaign in the blue square bet premier. Pilis mother, heather, grew up in barrow, alaska, at the very tip of the state, where the united states ends. Alaska high school football team to get movie treatment.
Nfl media said today that season 1 of its new docuseries will be titled football town. Generic astronomy calculator to calculate times for sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset for many cities, with daylight saving time and time zones taken in account. Barrow, alaska follows the story of the barrow whalers. Apply to laborer, pilot, etp employment training program and more. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film. How usc football found its first line of defense, brandon. Nowhere is that feeling so haunting as in the town of barrow, the northernmost community in the united states. Special premiere of emmynominated nfl series undrafted. Like most of the older natives, she hand made this traditional eskimo parka from a pattern that has been passed down for more than 1,000 years. It has been home to the native inupiat eskimo people for over years and many still reside there, making up over half of the population.
Cbs airs special premiere of nfl series undrafted tonight. With no highway roads in or out of barrow and with the closest opponent 500 miles away the team must fly to every away game. There are no roads in, and life is lived below zero, says the narrator. The same unlikely football program is featured in football town.834 1416 346 798 1227 717 830 235 956 57 587 201 915 923 420 372 946 1135 193 453 1311 1472 1177 885 1212 858 582 1065 58 1406 1182 1155 437 1367 1237 401 934 1260 416 1227 937 1298 291 623 1034 1424