Huling Bowl on Friday! Barbecue, football, food drive …

Who will win the Huling Bowl this year? We find out Friday night. But, as the official announcement reveals, there are more reasons to come cheer the annual West Seattle High School vs. Chief Sealth International High School football game than just the game itself:

Join both schools, past alumni and the entire West Seattle community in this annual contest between area rivals. Festivities include a free pre-game barbecue provided by long-time supporters and named sponsors, Steve and Tom Huling.

School Principals Ruth Medsker of West Seattle and Chris Kinsey of Chief Sealth have upped the ante and backed their school, by placing a friendly wager on the game. They’ve agreed that the winning team’s leader will get to be “principal for a day” at the other school.

The student leadership of each school is getting into the act as well, asking the fans representing each school to participate in a canned food drive during the week and at the entrance into West Seattle Stadium. All of the donated goods will go directly to the West Seattle Food Bank, with the winning school’s community being recognized during the game.

The game is also in the running for Kiro7’s High School “Game of the Week” with voting taking place online at

Half-time entertainment includes an exciting joint performance from the two bands as well a light-hearted competition between the two schools’ staff. The game also marks West Seattle’s “Senior Night,” and recognition will be paid to the senior football players from that program in what will be their last home game of their careers.

• 5:30: Pre-game BBQ starts (provided by Steve and Tom Huling)
• 6:00: Stadium gates open
• 6:55: Sealth Band performs National Anthem
• 7:00: Kickoff

Half-time (20 minutes):
• 10 minutes: Sealth and West Seattle band in joint field show
• 5 minutes: Sealth vs. West Seattle staff “punt, pass & kick” competition

10 Replies to "Huling Bowl on Friday! Barbecue, football, food drive ..."

  • Aman October 20, 2011 (7:42 am)

    Today, Please be sure to go to the KIRO-TV link
    located in the 5th paragraph of the main story and VOTE for our West Seattle H.S. being on KIRO-TV’s “Game of the Week.” West Seattle leads Skyline vs. Eastlake by only 187 votes as of this posting. A slim 3.5% lead. NO registration required to Vote. It takes LESS than 15 seconds to cast your ballot.Voting ends TONIGHT at 7:00 pm. Thank You! GO WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOLS GO!

  • alywest63 October 20, 2011 (8:52 am)

    Please Vote…..just click the link and it takes you to it. West Seattle is never a contender for the game of the week. VOTE VOTE VOTE….every minute

  • alywest63 October 20, 2011 (10:00 am)

    we are now down by more than 300

  • Aman October 20, 2011 (10:46 am)

    Not unlike Chicago, You can even vote more than once (if you refresh your screen!) C’MON WEST SEATTLE SHOW SOME COMMUNITY SPIRIT. ALL Votes MUST be cast by 7:00 pm THURSDAY NIGHT (2 DAY). GO WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOLS GO!!!

  • Aman October 20, 2011 (4:46 pm)

    Skyline vs. Eastlake Game ahead as of this post by 365 votes with approx. two hours left to vote!!! C’mon West Seattle, VOTE NOW!
    (Please click on, or Cut & Paste link below.)

  • Nic October 20, 2011 (4:57 pm)

    We need people to rally and vote. We are nearing the 7pm deadline and we have fallen way behind again. Refresh after a minute and keep voting.

  • Aman October 20, 2011 (5:59 pm)

    1 hour to go until the voting closes. I think we should try and break 11,000 votes for West Seattle high Schools. Anyone want to join me in trying to achieve this milestone?

  • Aman October 20, 2011 (6:52 pm)

    WOW! EPIC!! 11,030 Total Votes for West Seattle High Schools at 6:45 pm. A 527 vote lead with 15 minutes of voting time remaing. GREAT JOB W.S. TEAM!! Thanks to Skyline & Eastlake H.S for the fun & competitive effort. GOOD LUCK in your game!

  • AN October 20, 2011 (7:11 pm)

    WIN WON!!!!!

  • Aman October 20, 2011 (7:13 pm)

    11,281 FINAL votes for West Seattle High Schools! A 577 vote VICTORY!! Thanks to the voting fans!!!

    Best of Luck to BOTH W.S. Teams tomorrow night!

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