The Alaska Football League (AFL) is proud to announce its 2018 regular season schedule. The 11-week, 21-game schedule kicks off on Thursday, August 2nd and concludes with the championship game on Saturday, October 13th. Greatland Packers, Anchorage Cowboys, Arctic Seahawks, Valley Steelers, and Eagle River Broncos, five teams will battle for the coveted Randy “Doc” Deeter Trophy. The 2018 kick off game will be on Thursday, August 2nd as the two time AFL Champions Greatland Packers face off against the Anchorage Cowboys. The 2018 AFL kickoff weekend continues on Sunday, August 5th as the Valley Steelers take on the Eagle River Broncos at a new venue Houston High School. The Arctic Seahawks will have a bye week and kick off their season on August 9th. Each of the AFL’s six teams will play a 6 game schedule (three home/three away) over 8 weeks. Each team will have two bye weeks, which will occur sporadically over the course of the season. The upcoming 2018 season will be special for the AFL as they are partnering up with United Way, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Nine Star and Special Olympics for game night events. "We are very proud to partner up with these amazing organizations for the 2018 season," said AFL Owner Abe Hernandez and we look forward to a continued partnership in the future”. Other game night events include 80’s Night, Ladies Night, and Hometown Hero’s Night. The 2018 season will also mark the first time in AFL history where five teams will qualify for the post season as the league will host its first wild card game on September 27th.