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    Seahawks History

    From humble beginnings to Super Bowl glory, the Seattle Seahawks have carved an indelible mark in the annals of NFL history. As one of the league’s most iconic franchises, the Seahawks’ journey is a testament to perseverance, passion, and unwavering support from the 12s.

    Founded in 1976, the Seahawks quickly captured the hearts of Seattleites, establishing a loyal fan base that would become known as the “12th Man.” Despite early struggles, the team steadily ascended, culminating in their first playoff appearance in 1983 under the leadership of head coach Chuck Knox.

    The 2000s ushered in a new era of success for the Seahawks, marked by the arrival of coach Mike Holmgren and star players like Matt Hasselbeck, Shaun Alexander, and Walter Jones. In 2005, the Seahawks clinched their first NFC Championship and made their inaugural Super Bowl appearance, ultimately falling short to the Pittsburgh Steelers in a hard-fought battle.

    However, redemption was on the horizon. In 2013, led by the dynamic duo of quarterback Russell Wilson and cornerback Richard Sherman, the Seahawks dominated the league with their tenacious defense and electrifying offense. The iconic “Legion of Boom” defense, anchored by Sherman, Earl Thomas, and Kam Chancellor, struck fear into opposing offenses, propelling the team to unprecedented success.

    The crowning moment came in Super Bowl XLVIII, where the Seahawks delivered a masterclass performance, dismantling the Denver Broncos with a resounding 43-8 victory. The Lombardi Trophy finally found its way to Seattle, igniting celebrations across the Emerald City and solidifying the Seahawks’ status as champions.

    After this mind-blowing victory came heart break with Super Bowl XLIX against the Tom Brady and the New England Patriots with a last-minute turn over resulting to a 24-28 loss and with that being their last Superbowl appearance.

    Since then, the Seahawks have remained perennial contenders, navigating through highs and lows with resilience and determination. While the quest for another Super Bowl title continues, the team’s impact extends beyond the gridiron, with charitable initiatives and community outreach efforts that embody the spirit of Seattle.

    As the Seahawks march forward into the future, their legacy endures as a symbol of unity, passion, and the unbreakable bond between a team and its fans. Whether triumph or tribulation, one thing remains certain: the Seahawks will continue to soar, fueled by the unwavering support of the 12s and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

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    Samuel Ortiz
    Samuel Ortiz, Reporter
    My name is Sam, and this is my first year of Journalism. I got all together a total of eight pets. I've been at Lakes High School for all 3 years, but I haven't always lived in Washington. I have moved Washington to Korea then from that to Germany then back to Washington. I am a Broncos, Suns, & Diamondbacks fan.
    Jack Brewer
    My name is Jack Brewer, I play basketball and baseball. This my first year of journalism and my third year at Lakes high school. I lived in Tacoma for 3 years of my life and the rest here in Lakewood. I'm a Golden State Warriors and a Seattle Seahawks fan.        

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