First Sealth TD by of course #8 Dontae McMillan. Now Sealth 7, Roosevelt 0, 8:13 left in 1st qtr. pic.twitter.com/1m71vgyo6a
— West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) October 20, 2018
FRIDAY NIGHT: “What a game, what a night!” exclaimed the announcer after tonight’s Chief Sealth International High School football victory over Roosevelt, 42-37, at Southwest Athletic Complex. It was, for many reasons, including the Seahawks’ finish atop their division. We’ll add details and photos, including the postgame Senior Night honors, later.
ADDED SATURDAY MORNING: This was Sealth’s sixth-consecutive win, wrapping the regular season 6-2 after two season-opening losses that they proved were anomalies.
The Seahawks erupted with enthusiasm even before the game, players shouting as they bounded from their sidelines post-anthem.
After that first TD by #8 Dontae McMillan (video above) – capping a drive that had Sealth in a second-and-22 situation at one point – Roosevelt didn’t get on the board until a field goal with 3:42 to go in the first quarter.
Second TD came two minutes later, by #6 Jalanie McMillan, who had the next one too, just a minute into the second quarter. And another about three minutes later by #22 Jessie Brown:
At halftime, the Seahawks were up 35-17. Their scoring wrapped up with one more TD mid-third quarter, and then it was all a matter of holding off Roosevelt, second in the same division, and that they did, with – after two final minutes that seemed to take forever – the 42-37 win. The game was followed by Senior Night honors for players and band members who will graduate next year (no seniors on the cheer squad, we were told), including the McMillan twins, whose entourage was led by grandmother Vera Jimerson:
(If you haven’t already, read Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans‘ story about the McMillan brothers here.) Other Senior Night scenes:
P.S. Last night’s beneficiary of the $100 donation from Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) in nearby Westwood Village: Sealth’s Native education program Šǝqačib:
Now it’s on to the postseason – we’ll update when we find out where/who/when.