West Seattle will open football season in Alaska; Sealth season opener opponent yet to be announced

Metro League schedule released as league play begins Sept. 19

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

Who, what, when and where is known for the West Seattle football team's upcoming season opener, but Chief Sealth is still looking for the who.

West Seattle's Wildcats will begin their season at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 against Juneau-Douglas in Alaska.

Chief Sealth's Seahawks, meanwhile, open at home at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at the Southwest Athletic Complex (SWAC) but the non-league opponent has yet to be announced.

The rest of the season is more straight forward for the two local Metro League foes -- with all of the games in state and most opponents known.

Non-league games for both teams will be played Friday, Sept. 12, with West Seattle hosting Washington at 7 p.m. at the SWAC and Chief Sealth dropping in on Rainier Beach at the same time at the Southeast Athletic Complex.

Both teams plunge into Metro League action Friday, Sept. 19.

Chief Sealth entertains Nathan Hale at 7 p.m. at the SWAC and West Seattle journeys to Memorial Stadium in Seattle to play Garfield at 5 p.m.

The two teams switch sites for Friday, Sept. 26.

West Seattle comes home to the SWAC to play Rainier Beach at 7 p.m. and Chief Sealth goes to Memorial Stadium for a 7:45 p.m. game against Ballard.

Chief Sealth plays host to Franklin at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at the SWAC and West Seattle travels to Seattle Memorial for 7:45 p.m. action against Roosevelt.

The back-and-forth, home-and-away pattern continues Friday, Oct. 10 when West Seattle is at home playing Cleveland at the SWAC at 7 p.m. and Chief Sealth going to the Northwest Athletic Complex to play Ingraham at the same time.

The two schools play each other at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 with the Seahawks entertaining the Wildcats at the SWAC.

More action will take place the week of Friday, Oct. 24 at sites, times and locations to be announced closer to the time, with Metro League tie-breaker games scheduled for Monday, Oct. 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Metro League playoffs and crossovers will occur Thursday, Oct. 30 with more Metro League playoffs Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1.

Sea-King District action takes place Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 and state playoffs open Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15.

Watch the Metro League Seattle website for more announcements and scheduling as well as the West Seattle Herald website for Chief Sealth and West Seattle.

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