FOOTBALL: Chief Sealth wins 5th in a row

October 12, 2018 9:29 pm
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(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

9:29 PM: The game’s over at Southwest Athletic Complex, where Chief Sealth International High School has just completed its fifth consecutive victory, 47-16 over Sammamish HS. The Seahawks (5-2) held the winless Totems scoreless until the final quarter was just past half over. Photos and details to come.

11:49 PM: This one was a rollercoaster. Nobody scored in the first quarter. Plenty of time to appreciate the cheer squads, both sporting pink pom-poms for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Then Sealth started lighting up the scoreboard just a half-minute into the second quarter. The McMillan twins – #8 Dontae (WIAA’s Player of the Week) and #6 Jalonie – had plenty of reasons for celebrating.

Though Sammamish got within striking distance toward the end of the first half, they were denied, thanks to work by Seahawks including #4 Quinn Killham:

Sealth’s second TD came in the first half’s final seconds, and they led 12-0 at halftime. The third quarter was scoreless until Dontae McMillan’s TD run with 2:46 left. Two minutes later, it was 26-0, and a fumble recovery with seconds remaining in the quarter led to a 33-0 score going into the fourth quarter.

Four minutes after head coach Ted Rodriguez‘s Seahawks added yet another TD with 9:31 left in the game, Sammamish finally started a bit of a comeback. A TD run at 5:31 was followed by one at :42 – but that was too little, too late – especially with one more Sealth touchdown at :12 remaining. Final score 47-16, and with Roosevelt – next week’s opponent, 7 pm Friday at SWAC – losing to Lakeside tonight, Sealth is alone atop the division.

P.S. Home game means another Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) donation to a Sealth club:”

The Chief Sealth Marching Band received this game’s $100 donation – from left is director Zachariah MacIntyre, with Stacy Stepper and Kameron Port.

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