Connor Haines, #14, and Chris Gustafson, #24, to stop the La Connor Braves in their tracks. (John Stimpson photo)
Connor Haines, #14, and Chris Gustafson, #24, to stop the La Connor Braves in their tracks. (John Stimpson photo)

Connor Haines, #14, and Chris Gustafson, #24, to stop the La Connor Braves in their tracks. (John Stimpson photo) Connor Haines, #14, and Chris Gustafson, #24, to stop the La Connor Braves in their tracks. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverine football battles the Braves

  • Tue Sep 21st, 2021 12:17pm
  • Sports

Editor’s note: A previous headline of this article was incorrect. The Wolverines won their game against the Braves as is indicated in the article.

Submitted by John Stimpson.

The Friday Harbor Wolverines used several formidable barriers, like Connor Haines, No. 14, and Chris Gustafson, No. 24, to stop the La Conner Braves in their tracks on Sept. 17. The Braves were unable to score giving the Wolverines an overwhelming win of 63-0. This was the first district game.

Both teams were confronted with up to 40 mph winds. With 2:42 remaining in the 1st quarter the field lights flickered out. The game continued in the semi-darkness until time ran out in the first quarter. There was a several-minute delay in play while the electrical problem was found and the lights were turned back on. Fortunately, the rain forecasted earlier did not materialize until minutes after the game ended.

The next game will be, against Vancouver (Washington) Seton Catholics, on Friday, Sept. 24 at Kings School in Seattle at 4:30 p.m. A nondistrict game.

 

Wolverine Victor Velasquez #50 kicks another point after touchdown. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverine Victor Velasquez #50 kicks another point after touchdown. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverine Cheer Squad kept all the fans’ spirits high amidst foul weather of high winds and rain showers. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverine Cheer Squad kept all the fans’ spirits high amidst foul weather of high winds and rain showers. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverine Chris Gustafson, #24, finishes his drive with a touchdown. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverine Chris Gustafson, #24, finishes his drive with a touchdown. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverine Whiley McCutcheon, #34, and Connor Haines, #14, put a stop to the Braves running back. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverine Whiley McCutcheon, #34, and Connor Haines, #14, put a stop to the Braves running back. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverine Dylan Roberson #7 and Max Field #65 tackle the Braves running back. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverine Dylan Roberson #7 and Max Field #65 tackle the Braves running back. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverines Jack Mason, #56, and Whiley McCutcheon, #34, chase down the Braves quarterback. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverines Jack Mason, #56, and Whiley McCutcheon, #34, chase down the Braves quarterback. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverine Chris Gustafson, #24, wraps up Braves quarterback for a loss of yardage. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverine Chris Gustafson, #24, wraps up Braves quarterback for a loss of yardage. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverine Connor Haines, #14, picks up speed on the way to the goal line. (John Stimpson photo)

Wolverine Connor Haines, #14, picks up speed on the way to the goal line. (John Stimpson photo)

(John Stimpson photo)