10:07 PM: At Southwest Athletic Complex, Chief Sealth International High School has just won the annual Huling Bowl game against West Seattle HS for the third year in a row. Final score: 42-0. Details and more photos later.
ADDED EARLY SATURDAY: About the only bright spot for the Wildcats – playing as the home team (both teams play home games at SWAC) – was that the game stayed scoreless until 3:14 remaining in the first quarter, when Sealth #11 Bishop Jackson scored his first of two touchdowns.
Sealth #22 Jesse Brown also had two TDs:
That’s WSHS #9 Khalel Kelley above with Brown. The second quarter was when Sealth really broke it open, adding three TD, starting with one by #32 Elias Orbino:
The halftime score was 28-0. Sealth added one touchdown in each of the final quarters.
Another Sealth TD. Seahawks lead Wildcats 35-0 with 5:48 left in 3rd Q. pic.twitter.com/OBDNMpTWNR
— West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) September 21, 2019
And with that, Head Coach Ted Rodriguez and the Seahawks kept the trophy.
If you’re new to the area and wonder what the “Huling Bowl” name is all about – here’s the backstory. The pregame barbecue dates back to the game’s namesakes but these days you’re more likely to find a principal at the grill – where we found Sealth’s Aida Fraser-Hammer before the game:
Both schools had merch tables:
We’ll add a few more photos later this morning.