Field goal lifts Interlake Saints over Wildcats

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Interlake senior kicker George Gaprindasvhili booted a 32-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter to give the Saints a 15-13 win over the Mount Si Wildcats in KingCo 3A football Friday, Oct. 11, at Mount Si High School.

"We had a lot of hurdles to overcome this week, and we didn't get it done," said a disappointed Mount Si coach Charlie Kinnune. The Wildcats dropped to 0-5 on the season.

The first quarter was scoreless, but the Wildcats had a couple of good drives, led mostly on the ground by sophomore running back Brandon Sales.

Late in the quarter, senior wide receiver Brandon Dollinter narrowly missed catching what would have been a touchdown pass from junior quarterback Alex Smart. The drive fizzled, then Interlake turned around on its ensuing drive and early in the second quarter, Saints sophomore running back Thomas Brooks-Fletcher ran the ball into the end zone.

After the Saints' extra-point attempt was blocked, Interlake led 6-0.

Late in the second quarter, Interlake started another drive. Fortunately for Mount Si, it ended up going backward thanks to two Saints holding penalties.

The Wildcats' tandem of Smart and Dollinter tried to make something out of the Saints' missed opportunity, but the clock ran out and Interlake held the lead at halftime.

Mount Si got on the scoreboard in the third quarter. The drive started with a 50-yard pass reception from Smart by senior wide receiver Logan Ratcliffe. After the Wildcats completed two fourth-down plays, junior running back Ian Opsal ran it through the Interlake defense and into the end zone with 1:05 left in the third to tie the game 6-6.

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