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Sept. 8: FRIDAY HARBOR WOLVERINE FOOTBALL Trivia, numbers, history, ramblings and stuff by Bruce Bennett

  • Written by Bruce Bennett

Friday, 9/8 at 6:30 p.m. Friday Harbor (1-0) at Granite Falls (0-1)

* The Tigers opened last week with a 22-13 loss at Meridian.

* Granite Falls is 1A school and a member of the 5-team Emerald Sound League along with Cedar Park Christian, Kings, Sultan and South Whidbey.

* Last fall the Purple and Gold defeated the Tigers 27-6 on the local gridiron.

* A year ago GF was 0-4 in league play and 2-8 for the season.

WolverineTiger Stuff

* This will be the eighth meeting in 42 years (1981, ’89, 2004, ’05, ’19, ’21, ’22 and now)

* FH leads the series 4-3 and is 1-2 at GF

* Longest FH win streak – 3 (2004-19)

* Longest GF win streak – 2 (1981-89)

* Most points by FH 55 (FH 55, GF 14 in 2004)

* Most points by GF 41 (GF 41, FH 6 in 1989)

* Most points combined 69 (FH 55, GF 14 in 2004)

* Fewest points combined – 19 (GF 12, FH 7 in 1981)

* Largest winning margin by FH 43 (FH 49, GF 6 in 2005)

* FH has scored 201 points (28.7 per game) and GF 117 (16.7)

Did You Know

* One time many years ago Granite Falls was a fellow member in the Northwest B League. The league was initially formed for the 1957-58 school year with 10 schools – Coupeville, Darrington, Friday Harbor, Granite Falls, La Conner, Orcas Island, Skykomish, Sultan, Tahoma and Tolt. At that time the Wolverines participated in the league in two boys’ sports – basketball and track. Granite Falls was in the conference for 12 years through 1968-69.

Odds and Ends

* FH is 35-34 vs. 12 schools from Snohomish County

* With his sixth year as coach, Brock Hauck is third in years served. Ken Axelson was here 10 years and Richard Ledford 8.

Last week: The Wolverines defeated South Whidbey 35-20 for their first win over the 1A Falcons in seven games.

  

Schedule

9/1

FH 35, South Whidbey 20

Home

9/8

Granite Falls

Away

9/14

La Conner**

Away

9/22

Meridian

Home

9/29

Coupeville**

Home

10/7

Forks

Away

10/13

La Conner**

Home

10/20

Bellingham

Home

10/27

Coupeville**

Away

 

** league game

 


About Bruce Bennett - Friday Harbor High School prep sports historian Bruce Bennett reported on and kept stats and records for the Wolverines during his 15 years in Friday Harbor. Since moving to Wenatchee, he's been doing the same for Wenatchee High School and Wenatchee Valley College.

 
 
Last modified onThursday, 26 October 2023 01:13

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