Raymond senior Tre’ Seydel missed the bulk of his junior season after suffering an injury early in the season.
In the Seagulls home opener on Wednesday, Seydel made his long-awaited return.
He made quite the statement.
Seydel scored 35 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Raymond upended Montesano 73-41 in the season-opener for both teams at Raymond High School.
“(Seydel) played a fantastic game,” Raymond head coach Derek Rask said. “This was a great opener for us. Our kids were locked in and ready to go. They were excited to play and kick off the season the right way.”
Behind Seydel’s resounding performance and a solid game from Adrian Quintana (17 points), Raymond dominated over the first three quarters. The Seagulls led 20-7 after one period and, after outscoring Montesano by 14 points in the third quarter, held a 64-25 lead heading into the fourth.
“I thought we did a nice job of setting the tone early in the first quarter, defensively. That led to positive offensive. We kept that momentum throughout,” said Rask, whose team had 15 steals on the evening. “I thought our team defense was pretty disruptive as well.”
Montesano 7 18 10 6 — 41
Raymond 20 20 24 9 — 73
Aberdeen announces football team award winners
The Aberdeen High School football program held its awards banquet on Monday and announced its team awards for the 2021-22 season.
Awards presented were as follows:
Perry Clark Academic Scholar Award — Kale Goings & Tyler Bates
Most Improved Offense — Kale Goings
Most Improved Defense — Trey Anderson
Mark Bruener Most likely to succeed Offense — Jeremy Sawyer
Mark Bruener Most likely to succeed Defense — Jakob Bowers
Guy Bingham Special Teams Player of the Year — Isai Renteria
Jason McEndoo Lineman of the Year — Mason Sorensen
Rich Van Volkinberg Hardest Hitter — Marcus Bell
John Mashin Toughness Award — Toby Heggie
Adin Mashin Captain Awards — Isiah Watson, Liam Heikkila, Toby Heggie, Drew Lock, Tyler Andres
Al Ecklund Coaches Award — Liam Heikkila
George Savage Inspirational Award — Drew Lock
Black Lion Most Sacrificial Teammate — Tyler Andres
WIAA Distinguished Academic Honors — 3.08 Team GPA