Paul Moseley
Wildcat #44 Gavin Garcia-Penor rushes in a game against Garfield. He had 16 carries for 81 yards in the game.

SLIDESHOW: West Seattle shows spark, but no match for Garfield

by Paul Moseley

It was a sweet homecoming night for the Garfield Bulldogs, and a tough trip downtown for the West Seattle Wildcats in their first league game of the season as the Bulldogs took home a decisive 41-13 victory.

Garfield struck twice in the first half, chalking up 14 points. The Wildcats hung with them through the first two quarters and were close to cutting the lead in half, but an 80 yard TD run by #80 John Ursino was called back for an illegal forward pass, sending West Seattle to the locker room with no points on the board and two TD's down.

In the 2nd half, the Wildcats came out swinging with a 16 play drive that saw 5 first downs on strong running by #44 Gavin Garcia Penor. Wildcat QB Robert Harrleson capped it off by connecting with Receiver Jamie Maples for a 16 yard pass to narrow the gap at 14-6.

Garfield answered on their next two possessions with a 59 yard rush for TD, then a 98 yard drive with another long run of 55 yards and, just like that, it was 27-6.

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Sports Roundup for Sept. 22

Friday, Sept. 19
Chief Sealth 28, Nathan Hale 26
Daron Camacho ran for 319 yards on 33 carries and scored three touchdown for the Chief Sealth Seahawks as they outgunned the Nathan Hale Red Raiders by two points in a Metro League game Friday.
Camacho averaged 9.7 yards per carry, and also tacked on two runs for crucial two-point conversions.
He scored the first touchdown on a 1-yard run, then the kick for the extra point failed.
Camacho next struck on a 20-yard run and a run for two failed thereafter, but Camacho ran for two successfully after the Seahawks scored on a 27-yard pass play.
The winning two-point conversion scored after Camacho punched in a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Cleveland 27, Foster 26
The Bulldogs came up one point shy in a non-league game Friday.

Hazen 43, Evergreen 14
The Wolverines were felled by the Highlanders in Seamount League action on Friday.

Lummi 60, Seattle Lutheran 12
Seattle Lutheran of West Seattle took a loss Friday.

Lindbergh 40, Highline 0
Highline lost to Lindbergh in a road game Friday.

Boys tennis

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Sportswatch- week of Sept. 17-23

High schools
Chief Sealth hosts Nathan Hale for a 7 p.m. game Friday as Evergreen entertains Hazen at Highline Memorial and Foster gets a visit from Cleveland.
West Seattle is on the road at Seattle Memorial playing Garfield at 5 p.m. and Highline visits Lindbergh at 7 p.m.
Mount Rainier goes to French Field to play Kentlake at 7 p.m. Thursday, while Kennedy Catholic waits until 1 p.m. Saturday to host Renton at Highline Memorial.

West Seattle visits Chief Sealth for a 7 p.m. crosstown match Wednesday and Mount Rainier travels to Kentridge at 7:15 p.m.
Kennedy is at Highline and Tyee at Foster at 7 p.m. Thursday as Evergreen entertains Hazen.
Mount Rainier journeys to Decatur for 3:30 p.m. action Friday, with Ballard at West Seattle and Chief Sealth at Franklin at 7 p.m.
At 7 p.m. Monday West Seattle hosts Roosevelt, and Tuesday Mount Rainier is at Todd Beamer at 7:15 p.m.
Highline is at Tyee at 7 p.m. Tuesday as JFK hosts Renton, Evergreen goes to Lindbergh and Foster to Hazen.

Girls soccer

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