Submitted by Corey Wiscomb, Orcas Island.
The mail system isn’t the only workforce that performs in rain, snow, sleet, and hail… on Sept. 14, rival island teams Orcas Island and Friday Harbor went head to head for the first time this season. It was cats and dogs in the rain, but even that couldn’t stop the fans from coming out to support in the season opener. Rivalry aside, many were curious to see how OHS would perform this year after last year’s undefeated team graduated a large herd of seniors.
The Wolverines had several quick attacks themselves during the outing, but none found their way into the net due to a tenacious effort by Orcas Goalkeeper Paxton White. He showed determination to keep the FH attempts from scoring with a barrage of diving and leaping blocks at otherwise scores that made the crowd “ooh”, “aagh”, and cheer.