High-school sports: West Seattle HS football, girls’ soccer win

ORIGINAL 7:21 PM REPORT (FOOTBALL): The final from Memorial Stadium downtown: West Seattle High School 46, Cleveland 0, second straight shutout for the Wildcats. More to come. (You can read some of the highlights in the stream from our live tweets – @wsblive.)

ADDED 9:54 PM: From co-publisher Patrick, who covered the game: The Thursday night edition of Wildcat football saw West Seattle defeat Cleveland, 46-0. The West Seattle High defense was the standout on the night. Cleveland was held to only one first down in the first half, and their best drive stalled on the 31. The Wildcats also forced several turnovers, including a blocked punt that was recovered by senior Emmet Holte. After the game, coach Davis Lura talked about Emmet and the play of the special teams.

The Wildcats are now 5-1 (4-0 in conference play). As for West Seattle’s other two high school varsity football teams: Chief Sealth travels to Clatskanie, OR, for a game at 3 pm Saturday, while Seattle Lutheran has this week off.

GIRLS’ SOCCER: Thanks to Sandy for the report: WSHS 3-0 over Sealth in girls’ soccer today.

2 Replies to "High-school sports: West Seattle HS football, girls' soccer win"

  • WSEvelyn October 8, 2009 (9:30 pm)

    YAY!! Back in the late 70’s WSHS football teams NEVER won. Great to see that some things DO change! Go Indians!!!

  • RBHS_Alum October 8, 2009 (11:58 pm)

    WSHS is having a good regular season. They may make the playoffs if they can get by the mighty RB. If they do however, they are in for a rude awakening. To succeed at this level you need something they simply do not have: Depth.
    The same 14-15 kids carry the mail late into blowouts with no apparent concern for future or playoffs. The resulting bonus time to develop depth is simply not being taken advantage of.
    Honestly, this lack of depth could cost them the RB game and subsequently, a playoff berth.
    Best case scenario: Playoffs where this failure to develop depth will be exposed by any of the state’s “football schools” who have them out-manned, AND play deep. The lack of fresh legs to go up against fresh legs grinds a team down, and in the event of an injury, it’s over whe you have to count on ill-prepared players who could have been better prepared… but weren’t
    Good luck WS…
    RB stocks the pros… always have… always will: and there is good reason.

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