The West Seattle Wildcats quarterback was harried by the Seattle Prep defense all night long in their game at the Southwest Athletic Complex field Friday, Sept. 7. West Seattle lost the contest
SLIDESHOW: Seattle Prep Panthers rip the West Seattle Wildcats 32-12
By Greg McCorkle
A new season with new beginnings and hope for a championship is what every football player, coach, and fan dreams of. Taking to the field the pent up enthusiasm of a long off season. On a night that felt more like summer than early fall the Wildcats took to the field with smiles on their faces and a stern look in their eyes, but that exuberance was short lived.
At first the game looked to be defensive battle with both teams chewing up the middle of the field. At the 4:36 mark in the first quarter Seattle Prep ran a naked bootleg to the right of the Cat defensive line for a long gain to the Wildcat one yard line and on the next play broke the stalemate with a dive for the score. With the extra point West Seattle found themselves down 7-0.
After back and forth possessions by both teams Blue found their legs when a quick sweep toss took them 46 yards into the Panther end zone for their first score of the night. The Cats attempted a two point conversion but failed to get the ball across the goal line, but with a penalty for holding West Seattle had another chance to tie the game. The extra point went wide right and the west siders had to walk away down by one 7-6.
The second quarter was all Seattle Prep scoring three touchdowns and a safety before the half for a 30-6 lead.
In the second half the Wildcat defense found a formula that worked and kept the Panthers at bay and late in the fourth the West Seattle offence scored on a 28 yard pass play to close the gap to 30-12 missing the extra point. The Panther D continued to put up stiff resistance wouldn’t allow Blue to generate any more offence for the rest of the game. To add insult to injury late in the fourth quarter the Panthers were forced to punt and were able to down the ball at the Wildcat one yard line. Two plays later a bad snap out of the shotgun sent the ball into the end zone for another Seattle Prep safety sealing a Prep victory 32-12.
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