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October 26: FRIDAY HARBOR WOLVERINE FOOTBALL Trivia, numbers, history, ramblings and stuff by Bruce Bennet

  • Written by Bruce Bennett

Thursday, 10/26 at 4 p.m. Friday Harbor (3-0, 4-3) at Coupeville (2-1, 2-6)

* The Wolverines are the Northwest 2B League champions and Thursday will determine whether they have the title all to themselves or share it with Coupeville.  A win and FH is a perfect 4-0, a loss and they tie with the Wolves at 3-1 apiece.  When they faced each other here a month ago the Purple and Gold were victorious in a high scoring 37-26 contest.

* This is the 10th time they topped the league - 1975, 1976, 1979, 1983, 2004, 2005, 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2023.

* The only two wins for the Wolves have been over La Conner 48-6 and 43-12.  They’ve lost to Klahowya 28-25, South Whidbey 48-28, Sultan 49-13, Friday Harbor 37-26, Bellingham 50-7 and Forks 57-9.  

Wolverine – Wolves Stuff

* FH leads the series 17-15 and 10-7 on Whidbey.

* FH has won 10 of the last 14.

* Longest FH win streak – 5 (1975-85).

* Longest CHS win streak – 5 (1986-90).

* Most points by FH – 61 (FH 61, CHS 22 in 2005).

* Most points by CHS – 46 (CHS 46, FH 6 in 2000). 

* Most points combined – 83 (FH 61, CHS 22 in 2005).

* Fewest points combined – 17 (FH 17, CHS 0 in 2018).

* Largest winning margin by FH – 46 (FH 53, CHS 7 in 2019).

* Largest winning margin by CHS 40 (CH 46, FH 6 in 1986).

* FH has scored 685 points (21.4 per game) and CHS 678 (21.2).

* FH has shutout CHS once.  CHS has shutout FH twice.

* This has been an off and on series - played 1973-76 (4 games), 1983-90 (8), 1997-2007 (13 – twice in ’97 and ’98) and 2018-23 (8 – twice in ’21, ’22 and ‘23). 

Streaks

* Longest winning streak – 12 (2003-04 and 2005).

* Longest losing streak – 20 (1999-01).

* Longest home winning streak – 17 (2004-07).

* Longest home losing streak – 16 (1999-02).

* Longest away winning streak – 7 (2003-04 and 2004-05).

* Longest away losing streak – 14 (1986-89). 

Odds and Ends

* The Wolverines have won 16 of their last 18 league games.

* FH has only won 5 of their last 16 road games. 

2B Rankings:

WIAA RPI: Friday Harbor 24th, Coupeville 36th  

MaxPreps: Friday Harbor 26th, Coupeville 32nd

Sportsbook Live: Friday Harbor 21st, Coupeville 32nd

Evans Computer: Friday Harbor 18th, Coupeville 30th  

Standings: Friday Harbor 3-0, Coupeville 2-1, La Conner 0-4 

Schedule

9/1

F.H.35, South Whidbey 20

Home

9/8

Granite Falls 34, FH 13

Away

9/14

F.H. 41, La Conner 0**

Away

9/29

F.H. 37, Coupeville 26**

Home

10/7

Forks 40, FH 6

Away

10/13

F.H. 44, La Conner  6**

Home

10/20

Bellingham 33, F.H. 20

Home

10/27

Coupeville**

Away

 

** league game

 

About Bruce Bennett:  Friday Harbor High School prep sports historian Bruce Bennett reported on and kept stats and records for the Wolverines during his 15 years in Friday Harbor. Since moving to Wenatchee, he's been doing the same for Wenatchee High School and Wenatchee Valley College. 

Last modified onThursday, 26 October 2023 02:17

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