The Orcas Christian Saints are off to a hot start in their 2015 Northwest Canadian-American(NW Can-Am) season.
Last week, the Orcas Saints defeated their longtime rival the Skagit Adventist Academy Timberwolves 19-7 in Burlington, Washington. 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 Aargon made several big plays on the offensive side of the ball with explosive rushes and acrobatic catches. On Defense, the Saints shutout 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 (NW CAN-AM) League flag football home opener at Orcas Christian School.
Aside from Orcas and Skagit, The NW CAN-AM league is made up of teams in Washington, Oregon and Canada and features: Fraser Valley Academy (Langley, B.C), Deer Lake School (Burnaby, B.C), Prince George, B.C, and Cornerstone Christian in Lynden, Wash.
The Saints and Timberwolves’s rivalry is a historic one that dates back to a little over a decade. In their 20 games played all time, the Saints have emerged victorious 15 times, bringing the all-time win loss record to 15-5 in favor of Orcas.
Inspired and fueled by history, the Saints tamed the Timberwolves early, as the Saint’s Defense caused two fumbles that resulted in back to back safeties.
The Defense lead by the dynamic defensive back duo of Joey Fowler and Cyrus Amour stifled the passing attack of Skagit, while the defensive line of Skyler Gregg, Peter Miller and Logan Babcok provided a steady and fierce pass rush that was in the face of the Timberwolf quarterback all game.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Saints sliced and diced through the Timberwolves lightning quick runs by Michael Harris and precision catches from Lucien Anderson and Maelle Commrie.
“We were confident, and prepared with our game plan. We were not as rushed, made better decisions, and knew what we were going to do, and had better execution.” Said Quarterback Ryan Flint, who is in his second year as the Saint’s Starter. Flint would throw for several touchdowns in the game.