Wolverines football team works together

Brock Hauck, Friday Harbor High School athletic director, is coaching Wolverines football for his third season this year.

“Our goal for the season is the same every year, win league and go to the state playoffs,” he said.

The team lost four seniors from last year’s team, Hauck said. But, the Wolverines have gained several new players for 2019, and Hauke said he is excited to bring them into the program. He also explained that Friday Harbor went to Central Washington University and participated in a football camp over the summer. The Wolverines competed well at camp against several Double-A and Triple-A schools in Washington, Hauck said, adding “That event was also a great team-building trip.”

Hauck also thanked all the businesses and people who helped the Wolverines make it to the camp.

Originally from Southern California, this will be his eighth year coaching high school football. He has coached football, however, for varying ages for approximately 14 years.

Coaching, for Hauck, began when his sons were very young. He coached almost every sport they played, Hauck said, guessing that, all in all, this will be his 22nd year coaching when adding up all of the different sports.

“I believe that playing sports teaches tremendous life values. Football is a total team sport. It takes complete sacrifice to your teammates and to the program by all, players and coaches, to be truly successful. It makes the process from start to finish very special,” Hauck said. “Bonds formed during this process are bonds that will last a lifetime.”

Friday Harbor lost their first game to the South Whidbey Falcons on Friday, Sept. 6, 7-3. Hauck, however, has high hopes for the season.

“These young men have worked extremely hard,” Hauck said of the current Wolverine football team. “They are a quality group that has improved every season. They have earned whatever success that may come. It is an honor and privilege to coach alongside the staff I have, and to coach the young men in this football program.”

The next game will be at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, at home against Coupeville.