Anacortes High School football fans enjoyed a great evening of action Friday, August 31 as the season opener was held with non-conference opponent Roosevelt High School of Seattle. The Hawks ultimately dropped the contest 34-7 but there were many bright spots both defensively and offensively that point to an exciting season ahead. This game was nicknamed “The Wallie Bowl” in honor of the late Wallie Funk, an AHS alum and one-time publisher of the Anacortes American. Funk’s grandson Charlie is a running back for Roosevelt. Among highlights featured here are runs by Trevor Beaner, an interception by Kaden Comings and a tough reception by Pierson Nordmark. Also pictured watching the action is Athletic Director Erik Titus. NOTE: To scroll through images, left click on first image and then click on arrow at right edge of each image.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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