(Sealth’s Trevor Forsell, #10, had two TDs. Photos by Nick Adams for WSB)
The first game of the season is in the books: At Southwest Athletic Complex tonight, in a hard-fought game, it was Chief Sealth International High School 26, Evergreen High School (in White Center) 20.
(Halftime meeting on the north side of the stadium)
This was the first game and the first win for Sealth’s new head football coach Luther Carr (who told us back in February, “If we do the right thing, the victories will come.”). WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand talked with him on camera right after the game:
Story ahead (and more photos) …
Sealth led 14-7 at halftime. Evergreen scored a touchdown early in the second half, but the point-after attempt was blocked, and Sealth kept the lead, 14-13:
Then, about halfway through the fourth quarter, Sealth senior Aiden Behar (#5) landed on a fumbled pass that made its way into the end zone. That pushed the Seahawks ahead of the visiting Evergreen Wolverines for the 26-20 win.
(Sealth’s Jake Eddy, #22, with the ball)
The night saw big plays coming for a couple of guys on both teams. Sealth’s Trevor Forsell caught two passes for touchdowns, the first for 30 yards and the second for 13.
(Evergreen’s #23, Lala Peneueta, with the ball)
On the other side, Kenny Dang and Lala Peneueta proved to be a one-two punch for Evergreen. Evergreen’s first score of the night was a touchdown by Dang that followed a 77-yard open-field run by Peneueta. Dang later scored the Wolverines’ final touchdown on a series of big runs late in the game.
Neither side had a big lead all night. Evergreen looked to control the clock in the fourth quarter, but they wound up losing ground on penalties.
While Sealth moved the ball well especially in the second half, their efforts were often undone by a series of bad snaps that saw their quarterback Max Sarver scrambling to recover the ball.
(Sealth QB Max Sarver, #2)
Sarver had a good night throwing the ball, which was noted by Coach Carr in our video clip above. Good turnout, too:
And the game faces were on, even before play began.
After the game – celebration, cheerleaders, and the Sealth band with the fight song:
The Seahawks go into Metro League play next week, when they play Cleveland at Memorial.