The Orcas Christian School Saints traveled to Vancouver, Canada recently to compete in the Canadian Adventist School Athletics Flag Football Championships at Fraser Valley Adventist Academy.
After going 4-0 in the qualifying rounds on Friday and earning a bye for the Saturday night game, they defeated Chinook Winds Adventist Academy from Calgary, Alberta, 38-6 in the quarter finals and held the Parkview Adventist team, from Lacombe, Alberta, scoreless in a 27-0 win to earn a berth in the finals.
“It was amazing to go 4-0 on Friday,” said Assistant Coach Norm Flint. “This was during our spring break and we had players in California looking at colleges, kids at Disneyland and others gone off island so the team accomplished this starting two freshman and an 8th-grader.”
The Saints played the Frasier Valley Royals in the championship game but lost 20-6.
“The Royals have won four of the last five championships (OSC won last year),” said Coach Mike Parnell. “As a big school they have exclusive players for offense, defense and special teams. That, after three games in one day, gives them an edge but Ryan Flint at QB (quarterback), Lucien Anderson and Corey Aragon at receiver and Skyler Gregg on kickoffs still gave us an opportunity to win. What a great experience and showing for our team!”