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  West Sound Orcas (2000 - 2003)

West Sound Saints (2004 - 2009)

Years of Operation: 2000- 2009

 

Overall Record:  58-50-2

 

First Game: May 27, 2000 vs King County Jaguars

 

First Win: May 27, 2000 vs King County Jaguars

 

Final Game: Sep 12, 2009 vs Bellingham Bulldogs

 

League Affiliation:  

Independent (2000)

Northwest Football League (2001-2007)

North American Football League Northwest (2008-09)

North American Football League (2005-2007)

 

 

Team Headquarters:

Owner: Board of Directors (2000)

Chairman: Earle Barnes (2002)

General Manager: Randy Dreesen (2004)

Director of Operations: Ken Austin (2004)

 

Coaches: Larry Bell (HC-2000), Dick Seuss (Co-DC), Scott Lee (Co-DC), Robert Mulligan (OC; HC-2001), Mike Aban (QB), John Corey (WR); HC - 2008, Darrell Fisher (OL), Bobby White (OC -2001) Steve McDaniel (HC 2002-2005) Eddie Llamas (2009)

 

Home Field(s): Bremerton Memorial Stadium

Titles Won

2005 North American Football League "2" Champions

 

 

 

 

Honors

Larry Moody, PK/P 2004 NWFL Special Teams MVP

Malachi DeWalt, RB 2005 NWFL Offensive MVP

 

All-League

Chris Antwine, RB (2001-NWFL 3rd)

Shawn Parker, WR (2001-NWFL Hon Men)

E. Montgomery, KR (2001-NWFL 3rd)

Eddie Llamas, LB (2001-NWFL 3rd; 2006-3rd; 2007-Hon Men)

Dave Snyder, S (2001-NWFL Hon Men; 2002-3rd)

Terrance Ivory, DB (2001-NWFL Hon Men) PR (2001-NWFL 3rd)

Randy Seau, DT/LB (2002-NWFL Hon Men)

Kevin Shearer, DE (2002-NWFL 1st)

Darnell Curry, CB (2001-NWFL Hon Men; 2003-1st; 2004-1st; 2005-2nd; 2006-Hon Men)

Ed Robertson, QB (2003-NWFL 3rd)

Josh Chapman, OG (2003-NWFL 2nd)

Walter Brown, OG (2003-NWFL 2nd; 2006-1st)

Eric Furuheim, DT (2003-NWFL 3rd)

Louis Llamas, LB (2003-NWFL Hon Men; 2004-Hon Men; 2005-1st)

Pat Gilbert, DT (2004-NWFL 1st)

Leyland Johnston, DT (2004-NWFL 1st)

Jonathan King, DE (2004-NWFL Hon Men)

Derrick Saulsberry, LB (2004-NWFL 3rd)

Will Postell, LB (2004-NWFL Hon Men)

Julian Williams, SS (2004-NWFL 2nd) WR (2004-NWFL 3rd)

JJ Johnson, DE (2004-NWFL Hon Men)

Lenny Haynes, CB (2004-NWFL 1st) PR (2004-NWFL 2nd)

Martez Johnson, CB (2004-NWFL 2nd)

Byron Riddle, CB (2004-NWFL 2nd)

Marvin Bronson, PR (2004-NWFL Hon Men; 2006-Hon Men) SS (2006-NWFL 1st) KR (2006-NWFL Hon Men) P (2007-NWFL Hon Men)

Larry Moody, P (2004-NWFL 2nd; 2005-1st) PK (2004-NWFL 1st; 2005 2nd)

Caleb Eastman, QB (2004-NWFL 2nd)

Malcolm DeWalt, FB (2004-NWFL Hon Men; 2005-1st; 2006-1st)

Rod Wilson, C (2004-NWFL 3rd)

Jason Farrar, OG (2004-NWFL 1st)

Anthony Gaynes, KR (2004-NWFL 1st)

Malachi DeWalt, RB (2005-NWFL 1st; 2006-Hon Men)

Keri Levi, WR (2005-NWFL 2nd; NAFL-All Star)

Justin Kelley, TE (2005-NWFL 2nd; NAFL ALL Star) WR (2006-NWFL 3rd)

Lonnie Bowden, DT (2005-NWFL 1st)

Preston Slaughter, DT (2005-NWFL 1st)

Jackie Triplett, DE (2005-NWFL 2nd; 2006-1st)

Rollis Talalemotu, DE (2005-NWFL Hon Men; 2006-1st; ) TE (2007-NWFL 1st)

Courtney Friend, SS (2005-NWFL 3rd; NAFL All Star)

Gabe Llamas, LB (2006-NWFL Hon Men)

James Kelley, DB (2006-NWFL 2nd)

Mike Murray, OT (2007-NWFL 3rd)

Rick Gardis, LB (2006-NWFL 3rd)

Don Purser, LS (2006-NWFL 2nd)

Floyd Ussin, PR (2006-NWFL Hon Men)

Jakoba Square, WR (2006-NWFL 1st)

Mike Coe, OG (2006-NWFL 2nd)

Daniel Langsdorf, OT (2006-NWFL 3rd)

Anthony Galloway, RB (2007-NWFL Hon Men)

Ramon Martinez, WR (2007-NWFL 3rd)

 

The Orcas kicked off an independent schedule in 2000 and hosted all seven games going 4-3 against the NWFL competition with the three losses coming by a total of 12 points.

 

High hopes abounded for 2001 but King County had other plans which involved not being caught by surprise this year as they had been in a 24-18 loss in the Orcas first-ever game.  Five straight losses to open the season had the team reeling but they gathered themselves to go 4-4 the rest of the way.

 

In 2002, Steve McDaniels was named new head coach and led the team to a .500 season.  Kevin Shearer booted a 47-yd FG to lift the Orcas over the Panthers.

 

2003 was another stumble out of the gate before the Orcas went on a five game winning streak, losing the finale to the Bucs.

 

In 2004 a new ownership group came in and renamed the team the "Saints".  Longtime Puget Sound Jet brass Ken Austin and Randy Dreessen joined the staff and used their experience to turn the team around bringing with them a large number of Eastside Hawks players Austin had coached the prior season, but also according to McDaniel, they brought "turmoil" to the team.  The results on the field were undeniable as the Saints reached the playoffs and NWFL Championship game for the first time in team history losing to the Hawks 24-7.  The NAFL would invite the Saints to their "consolation" playoffs known as NAFL2.  The visiting Houston Sharks were beaten in Bremerton and later in November, the Saints defeated the Maryland Marauders for the NAFL2 Championship.

 

Austin departed prior to the 2005 season, but the Saints continued their winning ways with the Eastside Hawks also leaving the NWFL, one of their biggest nemesis'.  But, the Hawks were replaced with the King County Jaguars and West Sound lost to them twice including the NWFL Championship.

 

A 6-3 Saints team would again fall short in a third-straight NWFL Championship game in 2006.  A number of players who made the team a contender in '04 and '05 departed for other teams.

 

A highly touted Saints group looked to finally get over the hump and win that elusive NWFL Championship and West Sound got an early start scheduling 2 non-league games early on to get their 70+ man roster more experience.  A convincing win over the Skagit Valley Lightning showed that Saints had the train rolling again, but that was quickly derailed by the South Sound Shockers who rolled into Bremerton and stifled the Saints offense.  The following week, reports of team implosion leaked out and the Cavaliers finally got their first win over West Sound in a lack luster 3-0 victory.  The season went downhill from there as defections plagued the team and they reverted back to a mid-level NWFL team finishing 4-8.

 

The Saints would leave the NWFL for the NAFL Northwest division in 2008.  The move was disastrous for the franchise as it suffered through it's worst season ever finishing 2-8 under John Corey.

 

Eddie Llamas, former player was announced as the 2009 head coach.  The downfall continued as the Saints could only must a 1-5-1 record defeating the Jags in the opener and forcing a tie with the Mavericks when the overtime period was foregone due to hot tempers.  The Saints did not play a replacement game scheduled with the Renton Ravens instead packing up the season and eventually the franchise.


 

 

2000 Schedule/Results (4-3)  
May 27 - King County Jaguars 24-18
June 3 - Oregon Panthers 31-0
June 24 - Snohomish County Vikings 6-7
July 1 - Bellingham Eagles 15-25
July 22 - Washington Cavaliers 14-10
Aug 26 - Bellingham Eagles 27-28
Sep 2 - Oregon Panthers W FFT
Sep 9 - Snohomish County Vikings 35-9
   
2001 Schedule/Results (4-9)  
May 19 - King County Jaguars 6-21
June 2 @ Snohomish County Vikings 6-9
June 9 - Puget Sound Jets 0-53
June 16 @ Multnomah County Buccaneers 7-51
June 23 @ Oregon Thunderbolts 7-40
June 30 - Eastside Chiefs 20-12
July 14 @ Columbia Cougars 25-14
July 21 - Pierce County Bengals 16-13
July 28 - King County Jaguars 0-26
Aug 4 - Washington Cavaliers 16-6
Aug 11 - Willamette Valley Raiders 10-20
Aug 18 @ Oregon Panthers 6-8
Aug 25 @ Bellingham Eagles 7-17
   
2002 Schedule/Results (5-5-1)  
May 18 - Snohomish County Vikings 13-13
May 25 @ Eastside Hawks 6-41
June 8 - Renton Ravens 29-13
June 22 - Multnomah County Buccaneers 7-30
June 29 @ Puget Sound Jets 0-40
July 6 @ Eastside Hawks 10-35
July 13 - Snohomish County Vikings 13-7
July 27 @ King County Jaguars 18-42
Aug 3 - Oregon Panthers 16-13
Aug 10 @ Washington Cavaliers 20-14
Aug 24 @ Pierce County Bengals 25-22
   
2003 Schedule/Results (6-4)  
May 31 @ Willamette Valley Raiders 12-31
June 14 - King County Jaguars 6-30
June 21 @ Oregon Thunderbolts 7-2
June 28 - Eastside Hawks 0-13
July 12 - Washington Cavaliers 25-0
July 19 - Pierce County Bengals 20-16
July 26 @ Renton Ravens 24-14
Aug 2 @ Snohomish County Vikings 61-7
Aug 9 @ Oregon Panthers 27-0
Aug 23 @ Multnomah County Buccaneers 21-28
   
2004 Schedule/Results (10-3)  
May 15 - Northwest Avalanche 19-13
June 12 - Renton Ravens 42-0
June 19 @ King County Jaguars 38-6
June 26 - Snohomish County Vikings 56-7
July 10 @ Eastside Hawks 0-30
July 17 - Multnomah County Buccaneers 9-12
July 24 @ Apple Valley Bucks 47-6
Aug 7 @ Pierce County Bengals 30-6
Aug 14 - Willamette Valley Raiders 10-6
Aug 21 - Oregon Panthers 64-0
Aug 28 @ Washington Cavaliers 44-7
Sep 11 - King County Jaguars * 16-10
Sep 18 @ Eastside Hawks ** 7-24
   
2005 Schedule/Results (12-2)  
May 21 @ Northwest Avalanche 23-7
June 11 @ Multnomah County Buccaneers 29-8
June 18 - Oregon Thunderbolts 14-11
June 25 @ Northwest Avalanche 41-0
July 9 - Pierce County Bengals 51-0
July 16 @ Snohomish County Vikings 29-25
July 30 - King County Jaguars 14-24
Aug 6 - Washington Cavaliers 35-7
Aug 13 @ Renton Ravens 30-6
Aug 20 @ Willamette Valley Raiders 23-15
Aug 27 - Multnomah County Buccaneers W FFT
Sep 10 - Willamette Valley Raiders * 28-20
Sep 17 @ King County Jaguars ** 6-21
Oct 22 - Houston Sharks ^ 11-6
Nov 12 - Maryland Marauders # 13-10
   
2006 Schedule/Results (6-3)  
June 17 - Oregon Thunderbolts 42-9
June 24 - Multnomah County Buccaneers 26-0
July 8 - Pierce County Bengals 41-0
July 15 @ King County Jaguars 7-20
July 22 @ Washington Cavaliers 20-17
July 29 - Snohomish County Vikings 7-10
Aug 12 @ Renton Ravens 20-0
Aug 19 @ Willamette Valley Raiders W FFT
Aug 26 - Willamette Valley Raiders * 27-14
Sep 9 @ King County Jaguars ** 7-14
   
2007 Schedule/Results (4-8)  
Apr 28 @ Skagit Valley Lightning 27-13
May 5 - South Sound Shockers 14-20
June 9 - Washington Cavaliers 0-3
June 16 @ Oregon Thunderbolts 21-36
June 23 - Willamette Valley Raiders 37-10
June 30 @ Snohomish County Vikings 20-21
July 14 @ King County Jaguars 14-56
July 21 @ Pierce County Bengals 12-18
July 28 - King County Jaguars 0-48
Aug 4 @ Seattle Stallions 6-46
Aug 11 - Renton Ravens 13-12
Aug 18 - Multnomah County Buccaneers W FFT
   
2008 Schedule/Results (2-8)  
May 31 @ King County Jaguars cancel
June 28 - Southern Oregon Renegades 6-14
July 12 - North King County Wildcats 39-12
July 19 @ British Columbia Spartans 0-36
Aug 2 @ Southern Oregon Renegades 12-44
Aug 9 - Valley Mustangs 20-12
Aug 23 - British Columbia Spartans 0-26
Sep 6 @ East County Blackshirts 13-58
Sep 13 - East County Blackshirts 0-28
Sep 20 @ North King County Wildcats 21-26
Sep 27 @ Kitsap County Bears 27-31
   
2009 Schedule/Results (1-5-1)  
June 28 - Cottage Grove Gyphons W FFT
July 11 @ King County Jaguars 27-14
July 18 - Pacific Northwest Wildcats 7-16
July 25 @ Bellingham Bulldogs 8-42
Aug 15 - King County Jaguars 7-10
Aug 22 @ Grays Harbor Bearcats 12-48
Aug 29 - Langley Longhorns Cancel
Aug 29 @ Yakima Mavericks 10-10
Sep 12 - Bellingham Bulldogs 0-23
Sep 19 @ Langley Longhorns W FFT
Sep 19 @ Renton Ravens L FFT
   
   
   
   
   

 

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Kevin Shearer signs with Germany's Rhine Main Razorbacks (2003)

 
 
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