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Gulls run wild in win over
Valiants at Homecoming
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Seaside had a successful Home-
coming last Friday night at Broad-
way Field — Alex Barker made
sure of that.
The Gulls’ senior running back
rushed for 317 yards and four touch-
downs to help Seaside to an easy
4-23 win oYer 9alley &atholic, in
a &owapa /eague opener.
Seaside had three scoring plays
of 50 or more yards, beginning with
Otto Hoekstre’s 75-yard pass to Jax-
son Smith in the ¿rst quarter.
Barker scored his ¿rst touch-
down — a 77-yard run — later in
the ¿rst half, helping the Gulls to a
26-7 halftime lead.
Barker added scoring runs of 59
and 36 yards in the third quarter.
Seaside rolled up 21 ¿rst downs
and 554 yards in total offense. The
Gulls 3-1 oYerall play at Tilla-
mook 1-3 Friday.
Warrenton 20, Nestucca 0
&/O9(5'A/( — The Warren-
ton Warriors posted another shutout
win oYer the 1estucca Bobcats Fri-
day, 20-0, in nonleague football ac-
tion in &loYerdale.
Justice Watson rushed 19 times
for two touchdowns and 242 yards,
the ninth-best single-game rushing
total in school history. Senior 'aYid
Foster recoYered three fumbles, a
school record and GaYon 0cFad-
den intercepted three passes to tie a
school record for a single game, the
last time being Thomas 0cFadden
Warrenton opened the scoring on
a 1-yard pass from Preston 0iller to
Hunter Wilson for a 7-0 halftime lead.
Watson ran for 154 of his yards in
the second half, which included a 72-
yard run to start the fourth quarter.
The Warriors — who defeated
1estucca 33-0 last year — held the
Bobcats to 72 yards total offense.
Knappa 34, Waldport 14
WA/'PO5T — .nappa scored
its ¿rst Yictory of the season Friday
JEFF TER HAR/FOR THE DAILY ASTORIAN
Seaside’s Alex Barker turns the corner and heads up field for another gain in
last Friday’s win over Valley Catholic.
night at Waldport, a 34-14 non-
league win oYer the Irish.
Andrew Goozee “ran the ball re-
ally well, our line did a great job of
blocking, and defensiYely we tight-
ened things up,” said .nappa coach
Aaron Barendse. “Our kids just re-
sponded really well. We still haYe
some injuries, and you neYer know
how your kids will get off the bus
and play after a long road trip.”
.nappa is still without starting
quarterback 'ale Takalo, with 0a-
son HooYer running the offense in
“0ason is actually playing really
well,” Barendse said. “He’s a tough
kid and he had a couple big comple-
tions. Goozee also had some big runs.”
The win snapped a three-game
losing skid for .nappa, which
aYoided its ¿rst 0-4 start since 2012.
Waldport was coming off a 41-
22 win oYer Portland &hristian last
week, which snapped a 13-game
losing streak for the Irish, who were
0-9 last year.
The /oggers now gear up for their
annual &latsop &lash with Warren-
ton. The Warriors defeated .nappa
6-0 last season at Warrenton.
Ilwaco 60, Chief
P8<A//8P, Wash. — Ilwaco
racked up 352 yards rushing in a
60-20 win oYer winless &hief /es-
chi Friday night in Puyallup, Wash.
Jack .aino led the Fishermen
with 237 yards on just 11 carries
oYer 21 yards per carry, with two
touchdowns in the Paci¿c 2B /eague
5iki Thompson caught a 49-yard
TD toss from Jack Odneal, and
James Schenk returned an intercep-
tion 50 yards for a score.
Westerholm: ‘kind of
cool’ to be crowned
Queen from Page 1A
Following high school tra-
dition, female members of the
homecoming court rode golf
carts onto the ¿eld to discoY-
er who was selected queen, a
process accomplished by each
opening a personal bag of bal-
loons — red for the queen and
blue for the princesses.
Westerholm opened a bag
of red balloons, thinking they
were meant for a princess.
She looked around to see who
receiYed the balloons of a dif-
ferent color, only to ¿nd out,
³2h, eYerybody has the blue
ones,” she said. “It took me by
While it wasn’t a life
dream for her to be crowned
homecoming queen, “it was
kind of cool,” she said.
“To be honest, any one of
our girls could haYe gotten it,”
For Westerholm — a stand-
out athlete who plays softball,
basketball and soccer — play-
ing on the football team was
not done on a whim. It’s some-
thing she wanted for numerous
years, and that dream ¿nally
came true her senior year.
Since she started in Au-
gust, Westerholm has under-
gone the same training as her
male counterparts. She takes
the sport and her participation
“I don’t want it to be a noY-
elty act,” she said. “I’m not
doing it because I’m making
a statement. I’m doing it be-
cause I can, and I want to, and
they needed me when I start-
So far, Westerholm is re-
sponsible for kicking point
after touchdown attempts or
PATs,”and her teammate and
fellow kicker Taylor Barnes
handles ¿eld-goal attempts
and the starting kick-offs.
The PATs are “pretty
easy,” Westerholm said. “It’s
20 yards, and it’s not exactly
hard, coming from my soccer
She hasn’t missed one in a
The night before her ¿rst
practice, she was not so con-
¿dent, though. (xpecting the
worse, she stayed up watching
Yideos of professionals giYing
tips for kicking PATs, she said.
“<ou haYe to be precise
and do the same thing eYery
time,” she said.
Because football season
coincides with soccer season,
Westerholm spends about 45
minutes at football practice
before heading to the soccer
¿eld. She considers soccer
her primary sport. She boasts
a 4.0 grade point aYerage and
hopes to study Yiticulture at
the 8niYersity of &alifornia
at 'aYis. While she may not
try out for a team sport, she
would like to compete in in-
Since joining the foot-
ball team, Westerholm has
not faced resistance from her
“The boys were actually
really accepting of me to start
off,” she said, adding they of-
fered her support and instruc-
She and Barnes, friends
off and on the ¿eld, feel a lit-
tle remoYed from the football
family, or that “we’re just the
kickers,” Westerholm said.
+oweYer, that doesn’t stop
them from approaching their
role with determination and a
desire to do their best.
“The other boys put so
much work in to succeed,” she
said. “We just make the load a
little lighter when we do our
job and make our PATs and
make ¿eld goals.”
Whitney Westerholm kicks an
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