Wolverines win boys soccer state title
Posted November 19, 2022 at 10:27 pm by Jeff Arnim
The Friday Harbor High School boys soccer team beat Orcas Island High School 2–1 on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Renton to capture the Northwest District 1B/2B state title. The win gives Friday Harbor its first state team title since the Wolverines won the volleyball championship in 1986.
Friday Harbor rebounded from a loss against Orcas Island in last year’s state semi-finals to take three of four games against the Vikings in 2022, with one win each in the regular season, the bi-district championship, and now the state championship.
The Wolverines blocked traffic at the top of the ferry landing as nearly a hundred cheering San Juan Islanders watched the team raise their championship trophy just before 10 p.m. Response vehicles from the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, San Juan Island Fire and Rescue, and San Juan Island EMS flashed lights and blasted sirens along Front St. The crew of the MV Yakima showed their support with two blasts of the foghorn.
Friday Harbor’s state championship caps off the high school’s fall sports slate. Winter sports kick off with boys basketball on Nov. 29 at Meridian, girls basketball on Dec. 3 at home against Bellingham, and wrestling on Dec. 8 versus Darrington, Granite Falls, and Sultan.
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