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LeeAndre Dickerson caught a pass, in a major leap, to score the first touchdown for Sealth in their game against Evergreen High School in cross league action Friday, Sept. 6. Evergreen won the game 37 to 26.

SLIDESHOW: Evergreen beats Sealth in game between friendly rivals

Evergreen High School of White Center fended off Chief Sealth of West Seattle, 37-26, in a football battle between friendly rivals Friday.

The two schools share a boundary for the areas they draw students from, but are not in the same league or even the same school district.

Evergreen is in the Seamount League and the Highline School District while Chief Sealth is a Seattle school and a member of the Metro League.

But Friday's game was the non-league season opener for both teams that are of Class 3A size, and both wound up finding many ways to score before it was over.

Evergreen jumped out to a lopsided 37-6 lead by halftime before Chief Sealth's Seahawks dominated the second half, 20-0, to make things more interesting -- even though the final score was as close as they got.
Evergreen will continue the non-league portion of its schedule when it visits Orting for a 7 p.m. game this coming Friday while Chief Sealth must get ready to plunge into Metro League play when it hosts Cleveland at the same time at the Southwest Athletic Complex across the street from its campus.

Watch the West Seattle Herald and Highline Times websites for more details of this past Friday's action.

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