The Orcas Cross Country team was proud to send Stephen Hohman, Jr. to the State Championship meet on Nov. 7 where he finished 89th out of 150 participants.
“The meet was fun despite Stephen Jr. not having his best day Saturday, but it was a great learning experience for him as well as us,” said Coach Steve Hohman. “This was a very good first year for the kids and Orcas Island Cross Country. Overall I would say we are in excellent shape heading into next season. We look forward to continuing to work with this great group of kids and hope they stick with running over the off-season.”
The Vikings boys soccer team ended their strong season with a playoff loss to Friday Harbor 3-1 on Nov. 4 and finished 4th in league at 11-5.
The Viking football team traveled to La Conner on Nov. 5 to decide the league championship and lost to the Braves 39-14 in a night game under the lights.
“It was great to see all the fans and family members at the game,” said Coach Justin Frausto. “It was huge to be in position to play for the league championship this year since last year our only win came on Nov. 3. The game was a challenge for us from the beginning. In the first half LaConner converted on what seemed like every third down, long or short. When the Braves needed a play they got it. We had limited time of possession in the first half which makes it hard to score. At half we were down 26 to 0.
“We started the 2nd half with some fire and finally scored on a Miles Harlow run. Our defense stopped a key drive and on our next drive we scored on a Vinny Kramer run and a Vanya Bullock 2 point conversion catch, but ultimately we could not get enough points on the board. Our team emptied their tanks on the field. I was very proud of our fight on the field. We ended the season 6-4 overall and 4-2 in league. Seven seniors play their last football game: Kyle Masters, Pasha Bullock, Mackey Cardinall, Conor Dye, Vinny Kramer, TJ Hobi and Harrison Goodrich.”