By Tate Thomson
The Friday Harbor football team is committed to the game – even in the off season.
In June, the team traveled to Central Washington University for football camp. “We had great success and scrimmaged against some of the top 4A, 3A and 2A football programs in the state. I want to say thank you to all the people and groups that supported us to get there,” said head coach Brock Hauck.
Back at home, the team dealt with smoke from the surrounding summer wildfires. “Practice is hard so far. We have been forced inside from the poor air quality. But the guys are putting in max effort and leading by example,” says Hauck.
The team prepares to take on their biggest competitor in the upcoming season, Concrete, who was the best in the league last year with seven wins and three losses overall. Hauck predicts success for the 2018 season. “Our goal for the season is always to win league and go to state. I believe we have a strong chance to do that. The team went to the playoffs last year for the first time in 11 years. They are excited to go back. The boys are working hard and doing the right things to achieve this goal,” said Hauck.
The team lost six seniors off their roster but has added several new players. Last season ended with 18 players and this season’s team begins with 29.
The Wolverines traveled to their first game of the season on Friday, Aug. 31 against South Whidbey. They lost by 1 point with a final score of 19-20. The next game was a home game on Friday, Sept. 7 against Bellevue Christian and the score was 6-0.