(WSB photos by Patrick Sand. Above, Sealth senior linebacker Orlando Lopez, #55, driving Ballard’s Simon Robinson out of bounds)
You never lose hope so long as the team’s still out on the field and there’s time on the clock, and so went Friday night for Chief Sealth International High School players and supporters, hosting Ballard at Southwest Athletic Complex.
(Chief Sealth cheer squad, coached by TahReana Turner)
The Seahawks fought on as their first home game of the season continued, though the final score was lopsided – Ballard 46, Sealth 0.
(Sealth senior quarterback, senior Kyler Gaither, #10, on the keeper, against Ballard’s line)
The band did its part to keep spirits up on the occasionally raindrop-spattered early-fall night:
(Chief Sealth band, under new director Brian Goetz)
Head coach Simon Iniguez‘s team had a tough fight, but there were moments:
(Sealth’s #11, junior Daron Camacho, and Ballard’s Jessi Elion)
But as tweeted on the Sealth Athletics account at game’s end, “you win some, you lose some.”
Next week: Sealth plays Franklin at Memorial Stadium downtown, 7 pm Saturday, October 3rd.