Mount Si Wildcats slot receiver Brayden Holt enjoys making plays in the open field against opposing defenses. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Mount Si Wildcats slot receiver Brayden Holt enjoys making plays in the open field against opposing defenses. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Holt is a big-play threat for the Wildcats

Mount Si playmaker thrives in open space.

The bond between a receiver and his quarterback is of paramount importance.

The signal caller and the pass catcher have to be on the same page in order to ensure success in the passing game. Mount Si senior slot receiver Brayden Holt and quarterback Clay Millen have been friends since their pee-wee football days in elementary school.

“We’re like brothers,” Holt said of his friendship with Millen. “He has been one of my best friends ever since pee-wee football. We have a really tight bond.”

Holt and teammate Colby Botten will be Millen’s primary targets in the passing game this fall.

“I feel really good that I can make a really big difference in our offense this year,” Holt said.

Holt said quarterbacks/receivers coach Hugh Millen, who played quarterback in the National Football League from 1987 through 1995, played a huge role in his success as a football player.

“Coach Hugh (Millen) always tells me to just attack the ball. Nothing is more important than the ball at that moment it’s in the air. I like to make big plays and make a big impact. Getting yards after the catch is probably my favorite. I try to be athletic and make some plays,” Holt said. “All of the info Hugh has taught me throughout the years has had an outstanding influence on me as a football player. It has been amazing.”

Holt said Wildcats head coach Charlie Kinnune, who will be in his 28th season in 2019, will always be a lifelong confidant.

“I have always looked up to him since I was little. I used to be scared of him because of how loud he was,” Holt said with a laugh. “Now he is one of my best friends. We talk almost every single day about life. After high school, we will still have that bond.”

Recently the Snoqualmie Valley Record asked Holt some questions about his life outside of the football field.

Snoqualmie Valley Record: What is your favorite restaurant in the North Bend/Snoqualmie area?

Brayden Holt: Ana’s (Mexican eatery) closed down so that was kind of a bummer, now it’s probably Himitsu Teriyaki. My friends and I go there all the time.

SVR: What kind of music are you listening to the most in your car right now?

BH: I’m listening to country and rock music. I like Blake Shelton and I also like Pearl Jam. My dad got me into Pearl Jam.

SVR: How many text messages do you send per day?

BH: I probably send over 100. I also SnapChat non-stop.

SVR: What is your favorite hobby away from football?

BD: I like to hang with my friends. During the summer time we like to go to the river and hang out.

SVR: What is your dream vacation spot?

BD: My favorite vacation spot would either be Lake Chelan or somewhere in the desert air of Eastern Washington where it’s hot out.

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