Wildcats continue to struggle

MERCER ISLAND - In a season that has begun with no wins and six losses, Mount Si's varsity football team has struggled to find anything positive. But last week, some bright spots were on display in the form of Wildcats senior players, as Mercer Island defeated Mount Si 35-17.

Despite the effort of the seniors, a core group of players was missing from the ranks, the result of suspension due to athletic infractions. Because of that, the team's seniors are struggling to get support from underclassmen.

"Quite a few of those seniors have come through and had a good season. Tyler Austin, Brandon Dollinter, Logan [Ratcliffe], John Karlen, Emerson Wetherall, are all seniors that put their heart and soul into lifting weights and preparing, and they are not getting a lot of help right now," said Mount Si coach Charlie Kinnune.

The suspension of over a half-dozen varsity players due to the athletic infraction has affected the whole Mount Si football team.

"There are a lot of juniors that are sitting home right now that could be helping," Kinnune said. "We would have won last week [against Interlake]; it's a life-long lesson. A little bit of fun hurt a whole lot of people."

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