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FRIDAY HARBOR WOLVERINE FOOTBALL - 50 Seasons of the Gridiron Sport on San Juan Island

  • Written by Bruce Bennett

FRIDAY HARBOR WOLVERINE FOOTBALL

Trivia, numbers, history, ramblings and stuff by Bruce Bennett

50 Seasons of the Gridiron Sport on San Juan Island

This season marks the 50th anniversary of Purple and Gold football.  It all started back on 

September 15, 1973 when the first-ever game was played at Concrete (the Lions won 36-14). 

Except for the Covid year of 2020 the school has put a team on the field every season for half a century.

Some Numbers through the First 49 Years

* Record: 456 games – 196 wins, 259 losses, 1 tie

* Home record: 229 games – 113 wins, 115 losses, 1 tie

* Away record: 226 games – 83 wins, 144 losses

* Leagues: 6 – Northwest B 18 years, Northwest A/B 9, Northwest 2B 9, Whatcom County 5, Independent 5, Northwest A 4 

* League titles: 9 – 1975, 1976, 1979, 1983, 2004, 2005, 2018, 2019, 2021

* State appearances: 8 – 1976, 1979, 1982, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2017, 2019

2023

* The 50th season begins at 6:30 Friday when South Whidbey visits the island.  The Falcons are a 1A school from Langley. 

* The Wolverines have a 9-game schedule, with five of them on the local field.

* There are four league games (two each with La Conner and Coupeville) and five nonleague.

* Brock Hauck is back for his sixth season as coach – 27-21 overall, 16-5 league.  

Wolverine – Falcon Stuff

* SW leads the series 6-0 and 3-0 in FH

* Most points by FH – 19 (FH 19, SW 20 in 2017 and ’18)

* Most points by SW –34 (SW 34, FH 14 in 2021 and ’22)

* Most points combined – 48 (SW 34, FH 14 in 2021 and ‘22)

* Fewest points combined – 10 (SW 7, FH 3 in 2019)

* Largest winning margin by SW – 20 (SW 34, FH 14 in 2021 and ‘22)

* FH has scored 82 points (13.7 per game) and SW 141 (23.5)

Season Openers

* FH is 23-26

* Longest win streak – 11 (2002 to ’12)

* Longest losing streak – 6 (current 2015 to ’22)

* This is the fifth straight season opening with the Falcons

* Most frequent opponents – Orcas Island 15, Charles Wright 5, South Whidbey 5, Concrete 4, Darrington 4 

Home Openers

* FH is 27-22

* Longest win streak – 7 (2003 to ’09)

* Longest losing streak – 5 (1974 to ’78)

* Most frequent opponents – Orcas Island 11, La Conner 5, Concrete 4, Snohomish Sophs 4


Introducing - FRIDAY HARBOR WOLVERINE FOOTBALL: Trivia, numbers, history, ramblings and stuff - a new column by Bruce Bennett that will appear weekly. 


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 01:12

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