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OCT 13 - HOMECOMING: FRIDAY HARBOR WOLVERINE FOOTBALL Trivia, numbers, history, ramblings and stuff by Bruce Bennett

  • Written by Bruce Bennett

Friday, 10/13 at 6:30 p.m. La Conner (0-2, 1-4) at Friday Harbor (2-0, 3-2)

* The Braves are in town and it is homecoming.

* This is the second meeting.  The Wolverines whipped the Braves 41-0 at their place last month.

* A win assures the Purple and Gold a winning league record and at a minimum a tie for the league championship.

* La Connor lost to Evergreen 28-12, Friday Harbor 41-0, Coupeville 48-6 and Bellingham 40-8 before blanking Mabton 30-0 Saturday.

 

Wolverine – Brave Stuff

* FH leads the series 32-25 and is 16-10 at home.

* Flip flop.  First 28 games the Braves won 20.  Last 29 games the Wolverines won 24.

* FH has an 11-game win streak over La Conner and a 5-game win streak here in town.

* Over the last 11 games FH has shutout La Conner 9 times and the cumulative score is 495-18.

 

Homecoming Stuff

* FH is 20-25-1 in these annual games.

* Note: I have no records of homecoming games in 1976 and ’78, and I don’t believe there was one in 2016.  If anyone can help with the opponents and scores from ’76 and ’78 it would be appreciated.  Please let Matt and Sharon know at the San Juan Islander.

* The Wolverines have won four of the past five.

* 20 schools have been homecoming opponents.

* Most frequent foes – Concrete 9, Coupeville 5, La Conner 5, Nooksack Valley 5 and Orcas Island 5.

* Of the five times La Conner has been the opponent the home team has won three of them.

* Longest winning streak – 5 (1983-87).

* Longest losing streak – 9 (2007-15).

* Most points by FH – 63 (FH 63, Darrington 0 in 2005).

* Most points by opponent – 50 (Mount Baker 50, FH 7 in 2013).

* Most points combined – 67 (FH 40, Concrete 27 in 2018).

* Fewest points combined – 6 (FH 6, Concrete 0 in 2003).

* Largest winning margin – 63 (FH 63, Darrington 0 in 2005).

* Largest winning margin by opponent – 43 (Mount Baker 50, FH 7 in 2013).

* FH has shutout opponents 8 times and FH has been blanked 4 times. 

* You ever wonder about the one tie on the Wolverines’ all-time record?  It was a homecoming game, in fact the very first one.  Orcas Island was here and the contest finished 14-14.

 

Odds and Ends

* The next Wolverine victory will be the 200th in school history.

* This is game number 57 with La Conner.  The only opponent with more is Orcas Island with 61.

 

2B Rankings:

WIAA RPI: Friday Harbor 18th (of 45), La Conner 41st 

MaxPreps: Friday Harbor 24th, La Conner 40th

Sportsbook Live: Friday Harbor 18th, La Conner 37th

 

Standings: Friday Harbor 2-0, Coupeville 1-1, La Conner 0-2

 

Schedule

9/1

F.H.35, South Whidbey 20

Home

9/8

Granite Falls 34, FH 13

Away

9/14

F.H. 41, La Conner 0**

Away

9/29

F.H. 37, Coupeville 26**

Home

10/7

Forks 40, FH 6

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 01:10

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