Mount Si’s Brayden Holt snags a touchdown catch in the first quarter against Monroe. Photo courtesy of Calder Productions

Mount Si’s Brayden Holt snags a touchdown catch in the first quarter against Monroe. Photo courtesy of Calder Productions

Mount Si blasts into state football tournament

Wildcats defeat Monroe, 34-20, on the road.

  • Monday, November 11, 2019 10:05am
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Staff report

Mount Si rolled into the 4A state football tournament with a 34-20 playoff road victory over Monroe on Nov. 9.

For the next chapter in Mount Si’s season, the No. 11 Wildcats (8-2) will take on No. 6 Chiawana (9-1) at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco.

Against Monroe, the Wildcats took a 13-0 lead after the first quarter and led 21-13 at halftime.

Quarterback Clay Millen scored on runs of 4 yards and 3 yards and connected with Brayden Holt for an 8-yard scoring strike.

Millen was 17-of-21 passing for 244 yards on the night. His receiving crew consisted of Holt (four catches for 67 yards), Cole Norah (six catches for 96 yards), Aidan Dougherty (four catches for 33 yards) and Andrew Mostofi (three catches for 48 yards).

Norah also ran the ball 24 times for 130 yards, including scores of 7 yards and 1 yard.

Mount Si also tallied on a safety off a blocked punt, and Dougherty snagged an interception.

“When you practice well, you play well,” said head coach Charlie Kinnune. “Our coaches did an excellent job preparing our kids. Our young team is getting better every day. Our guys come to practice with energy every day.”

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