Donald Galt passed six yards for a touchdown, returned an interception 40 yards for another and scored a third on a 53-yard run as Friday Harbor beat visiting Lynden Christian 40-20 Friday, Sept. 30.
Orcas Island rallied in the final minutes for a 20-15 victory over cross-water rival Friday Harbor on Dennis Dahl Field Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. A 23-yard pass from Robbie Padbury to Devon Stanzione set up the winning 2-yard touchdown plunge by Jake Zier with 18 seconds remaining in the game.
"We feel very fortunate" to keep the Cup, said Orcas Island coach Scott Harris.
"We didn't bring that cup home," said Friday Harbor coach Darrin Scheffer. "We wanted to, but we got a taste of it and I think these kids want to bring it home next year."
The Orcas' football team wanted to represent its community positively and sharpen its skills in their second game of the season. "We did both things well," Harris said.
"It was a great effort on our kids part," said Friday Harbor coach Darrin Scheffer. "We're a young team that made some mistakes but we kept fighting."
Both coaches complimented their rivals for "playing hard." (63-image slide show included with full story).
updated 3:34 p.m. The Orcas Vikings football team made it two in a row by winning the 2011 Island Cup 20-15 Saturday, September 10 in Eastsound. At the end of the first quarter they were ahead of Friday Harbor 7-0, the Wolverines tied it up 7-7 in the second quarter but Orcas took the lead back in the third quarter, leading 13-9 at the beginning of the fourth.
Orcas beat Friday Harbor Wolverines last year for the first time in six seasons.
San Juan Islander Sports Editor covered the game and will have a complete story later this weekend.
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Running backs Dyan Radden and Tate Brumsickle each rambled 65 yards for a touchdown and quarterback Don Galt scored on a 1-yard scamper in Friday Harbor High School's 20-14 season-opening victory over La Conner Friday, Sept. 2.
Running backs Dyan Radden and Tate Brumsickle each rambled 65 yards for a touchdown and quarterback Don Galt scored on a 1-yard scamper in Friday Harbor High School's 20-14 season-opening victory over La Conner Friday, Sept. 2. Click on read more to go to page of photos.