SPORTS: West Seattle High School Football celebrates 3 all-division players and the return of a tradition

Thanks to the reader who shared the report and photos:

West Seattle High School’s 1st Team All-Metro Sound Division Football Selections

Senior Anthony Coats, senior Alex Pastrana, and junior Oliver Carlson have been selected to the First Team All-Metro Sound Division Football Team. Anthony (above right) was named 1st Team Quarterback, Alex (above center) was named 1st Team Offensive Guard and 2nd Team Defensive Tackle, and Oliver (above left) was named 1st Team Wide Receiver. Congratulations to these boys for their leadership and achievements on the field that have been recognized by the coaches throughout the league. It was a tough season for the young and inexperienced Wildcats but the team never quit, battled, and worked hard all season long for new coach Marcis Fennell.

The team also had its year end football banquet Friday night, which was an incredible event held at The Hall at Fauntleroy. During the celebration of the student athletes’ season Coach Fennell and the West Seattle Alumni Monogram Club surprised this year’s qualified lettermen with brand-new Letterman jackets, bringing back a tradition that has been absent for 20 years.

The boys were excited, stunned and extremely appreciative of this awesome gesture. You could see the pride these boys have in WSHS and could feel their excitement about representing their community in their new jackets.

It was a fun and rewarding evening for all involved that has set the standard moving forward for WS Football. A special thank you to Coach Marcis and all his assistant coaches for their hard work and dedication to WSHS. Go Westside!

11 Replies to "SPORTS: West Seattle High School Football celebrates 3 all-division players and the return of a tradition"

  • JR December 4, 2017 (6:22 am)

    Those jackets are cool!  Not sure about the “tradition absent for 20 years” thing is about though… is that a reference to the jackets being donated by the Monogram Club?  That’s very generous!  While they aren’t as common nowadays, I definitely still see a few around, and my kid had one back in 2014.  Go Wildcats!

    • Joe December 4, 2017 (9:28 am)

      The jackets were not donated by the Monogram Club. They were provided by Coach Fennell. 

      • WSB December 4, 2017 (9:53 am)

        If anyone has an official clarification to send, please feel free – as always. We would have loved to have been there to cover this ourselves but we didn’t know about it and so we were grateful to get a reader report afterward (it actually came in on Saturday night but we spent Saturday literally covering news over the span of 26 hours and finally got the chance to publish it Sunday). – Tracy

    • 3ringheckler December 5, 2017 (2:50 pm)

      Good job coach Jackrabbit  4 ever 

  • WSHS Fan December 4, 2017 (11:46 am)

    The article only says “surprised” it doesn’t say who paid for them or how they were paid for. The Monogram Club was there to present the jackets along with Coach Fennell. 

  • Be Careful December 4, 2017 (1:54 pm)

    Although I am a fan of seeing the return of Letterman Jackets, be careful what is being given and received. For the sake of the school and it’s athletes eligibility there is guidelines to be followed. A athlete can be awarded a Letter but the jacket may be a violation of awards monetary value. 

    • Joe December 4, 2017 (2:20 pm)

      I believe that Coach Fennell has worked as a NCAA administrator at major institutions in previous jobs. Im pretty sure he has ample experience and knowledge of NCAA rules as well as WIAA rules. 

      Perhaps, instead of questioning the gesture, you should be happy for the boys. 

      • More To Come December 4, 2017 (8:22 pm)

        I believe it was clear in my comment I was happy to see the return of Letter Jackets. I’m also familiar with the 2017 NCAA basketball scandal and every other NCAA scandal prior to that. So pardon me if I thought the Jackets may be questionable. Im sure coach knows what he is doing.

  • Lady wildcat December 4, 2017 (2:43 pm)

    We are so grateful to have a leader like Coach Fennell. What a great way to end the season! Go Wildcats

  • MJ December 4, 2017 (5:12 pm)

    The kids worked hard to be successful.  Having a Lettermans jacket, a modest token, is nice to see.

    I would like to see the tradition of LM jackets return.  It improves school pride and future success for the young people who work hard.

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