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.More ›