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).