Mount Si lineman Cody Frederick, left, and Mount Si wide receiver Jonny Barrett, right, pose for a photo with Wildcats’ head coach Charlie Kinnune. Photo courtesy of Charlie Kinnune

Mount Si lineman Cody Frederick, left, and Mount Si wide receiver Jonny Barrett, right, pose for a photo with Wildcats’ head coach Charlie Kinnune. Photo courtesy of Charlie Kinnune

Barrett, Frederick nominated as scholarship finalists

Mount Si football players to partake in a National Football Foundation extravaganza.

Mount Si Wildcats senior football players Jonny Barrett and Cody Frederick will make the short 28-mile trek on May 2 from North Bend to the Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle for a coveted awards ceremony/banquet.

The Mount Si football duo are finalists for the Seattle National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete of the year award. There are a total of eight finalists in King County (four linemen, four skill players) vying for two “101 Club” scholarship positions in the amount of $2,000 apiece at the 53rd annual awards ceremony. Each finalist will receive a prestigious NFF plaque and a minimum scholarship check of $500. Longtime Mount Si Wildcats football head coach Charlie Kinnune will be in attendance at the ceremony as well. Barrett will continue his football career at Dartmouth College and Frederick will be a student at Montana State University in the fall.

“It is a program that is centered upon academics, service and athletics. They put an equal value on all of them. It’s not always the greatest football player, it’s a combination of them all,” Kinnune said of the criteria. “We’re thrilled to be represented by both Jonny and Cody. It is a pretty exclusive thing and the banquet is a pretty big deal in itself.”

Kinnune, who has coached the Wildcats football program since he was in his late 20s in 1992, is the kind of coach who has focused on character, community spirit and selflessness with regard to his football program over the past three decades.

“I have always said that we get to play football at Mount Si High School because we go to school at Mount Si High School. We put a huge emphasis on academics. Service is big for our program too. We think we have the best football community in the KingCo Conference. We feel like we owe it to our fans and we owe to our community to always find ways to give back and to serve our community,” Kinnune said. “The coaches and the kids learn so much from the people in our community by just being around them and working in close proximity.”

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