SPORTS: Chief Sealth IHS over West Seattle HS in pandemic-season Huling Bowl

(WSB photos)

Friday night brought the fourth consecutive Huling Bowl win for Chief Sealth International High School. The cross-peninsula football faceoff between Sealth and West Seattle High School happens every season – we can’t say “every year” because the pandemic cut 2020 out of the picture. Besides the change of seasons, something else was very different at Southwest Athletic Complex:

Spectators won’t be allowed in the stands until next week. But on the field – a full complement of players and coaches (Daron Camacho for the Seahawks, Jeff Scott for the Wildcats), as Sealth piled up the points for a 40-17 victory. Sealth #4 Quinn Killham scored the first TD, but then #3 Zack Cunningham racked up the TD’s:

#41 Ethan Heathershaw forced a WS fumble, recovered it, and ran it in for Sealth’s last touchdown:

Both of West Seattle’s two touchdowns were by #6 Jimmy Fomby:

The Wildcats’ JP Dufour kicked a field goal:

Without fans, the game was short on the usual celebration and ceremony. We did photograph athletic directors Ernest Policarpio (Sealth) and Corey Sorenson (WSHS) with the trophy pre-game:

The Huling Bowl tradition goes back almost 20 years – here’s the backstory. As for what’s next in this one-of-a-kind season, Sealth (1-1) plays at Ingraham at 7 pm next Friday, same time/day that WSHS (1-1) hosts Lincoln at SWAC

3 Replies to "SPORTS: Chief Sealth IHS over West Seattle HS in pandemic-season Huling Bowl"

  • Jeff March 13, 2021 (7:15 am)

    Thanks for the coverage. Note, the WS kicker is mis-identified. Svet Nikolov is now a student at the US Air Force Academy. West Seattle’s kicker is senior JP Dufour. 

  • lajwestseattle March 13, 2021 (6:19 pm)

    It wasn’t long ago that Coach Camacho—CSIHS c/o 2016–was on the field as a player himself! (And a star wrestler as well.) Congratulations Coach and team! GO HAWKS!!

  • CS Boosters March 14, 2021 (3:32 pm)

    Show your support by making a donation to Chief Sealth Football! Thanks and go Hawks!!!

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