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SLIDESHOW: Bishop Blanchet Braves wallop the Seahawks 52-12
by Kaelyn Sayles
Looks like the Braves will remain undefeated.
Saturday afternoon, the Bishop Blanchet Braves hosted the Chief Sealth Seahawks in a 52-12 win.
The explosive junior running back for the Braves, Cham Pen, racked up the yards and kept the momentum going in their favor. Overall, Bishop Blanchet's run game dominated, partially due to Chief Sealth’s defense allowing the middle to remain open.
At halftime, the score was 25-0 with Bishop Blanchet in the lead. The Braves were able to continue their scoring streak with 45 unanswered points into the fourth quarter.
Seahawks coach Jerrold Jackson said he didn’t think the team was ready to play Saturday.
“It’s just one of those games where it’s just heart,” Jackson said. “They got down a couple scores and heart just went out the window, so we’ve got some things to correct, but we’ve got heart, too, so we should be back.”
There was, however, a Seahawk who did show some of his heart during the game.
Enter Chief Sealth freshman running back Darren Camacho.
Camacho answered a Braves touchdown with a 64-yard run for a Seahawks touchdown.
“That’s a testament to what he does, that’s a testament to what Chief Sealth’s football is going to be like in the next four years,” Chief Sealth coach Waverly Williams said.
Bishop Blanchet answered Camacho’s touchdown with another one of their own. But after a long drive up the field with Chief Sealth quarterback Maxwell Sarver finding receivers Leeandre Dickerson and Aiden Behar, he finally found senior wide receiver Trevor Forsell.
Forsell almost made it in for a touchdown, getting the ball down at first and goal.
And again, enter Camacho, who scored his second touchdown of the afternoon on a run.
“He always plays lights-out,” Chief Sealth coach Waverly Williams said. “Darren Comacho is an up and rising kid at Chief Sealth and will be for the next three years.”
In the end, it was obvious that Bishop Blanchet had outplayed Chief Sealth, capitalizing on open running routes and lots of turnovers.
Williams said that turnovers were what hurt Chief Sealth, and that if some of those turnovers could be taken away at such crucial times, the outcome would’ve been different.
This loss could be a good learning experience for the Seahawks.
“We got to watch film and get some stuff corrected, and then got to be more disciplined,” Jackson said.
Both coaches could agree on that. The Seahawks have to be more disciplined.
For Williams, part of the learning experience is how the players choose to respond to this loss.
“Every once in awhile you take a good…whooping, and it’s how you respond…hopefully our kids see that,” Williams said. “They stayed out there, they fought through it, they had to endure it, and hopefully they change from it.”
It was a disappointing loss for the Seahawks in a game that came down to heart and discipline.
Now, it's about seeing how the Seahawks (2-2) will bounce back for their game against Franklin next Friday.
“We played against a good, disciplined team,” Williams said. “Today, the better team won. Tomorrow, it could be a different answer and will be a different answer.”
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