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Orcas rallies, keeps Island Cup

DSC_4154-210 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).

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Vikings hold onto the cup 20-15

cupupdated 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.



By the way, we are looking for stringers and/or interns who are interested in covering any of the various high school sports teams. Unfortunately the positions are unpaid except for the fame :) and experience gained.

If you are interested in applying, please send a sample story of a real or fictitious game to [email protected]. Please include sports in the subject line. Thanks.

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