Braves blanked by Sultan in non-league grid opener


September 15, 2021

KEEPING PEOPLE’S SPIRITS US – Friday was the La Conner Braves football team’s home opener against Coupeville. Maybe the pep band played with extra enthusiasm to keep the crowd in the game, a 21-0 loss. The photographer’s mom reported: “Many happy eyes from behind masks.” – Photo by Hallie Walls

The Sultan Turks shut out La Conner 21-0 in non-league football action at Whittaker Field Friday night.

But despite the zero on the scoreboard, first-year Braves head coach Charlie Edwards said all wasn’t lost for his young club in their home test with an undefeated 1A Emerald Sound Conference foe that was coming off a 50-42 win over Evergreen of Seattle the week before.

“It was a hard-fought game,” Edwards told the Weekly News afterward. “Our young players stepped up and did great.

“We lost to a team that put up 50 last week,” Edwards added. “The opposing coach told me aft...

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