The Orcas Christian Saints are off to a hot start in their 2015 Northwest Canadian-American season.
Last week, the flag football team defeated their longtime rival the Skagit Adventist Academy Timberwolves 19-7 in Burlington, Wash.
After a grinding start the Saints got their offense and defense on the rails. Running Back Michael Harris, tight end Cyrus Amour and Wide Receiver Corey Aragon made several big plays on the offensive side of the ball with explosive rushes and acrobatic catches. On Defense, the Saints shut-out the Timberwolves in the second half, much to the help of a steaming pass rush and a huge interception in the end zone from cornerback Joey Fowler.
The Saints and Timberwolves met in the first week of the season in a game that saw 25-12 in their NW Canadian-American League flag football home opener at Orcas Christian School.
Aside from Orcas and Skagit, the league is made up of teams in Washington, Oregon and Canada. The Saints and Timberwolves rivalry is a historic one that dates back to a little over a decade. In their 20 games, the Saints have emerged victorious 15 times, bringing the all-time win loss record to 15-5 in favor of Orcas.