Mount Si quarterback Clay Millen throws a 69-yard pass to wide receiver Aidan Dougherty late in the first half of a 24-22 win on Nov. 23. Photo courtesy of Calder Productions

Mount Si quarterback Clay Millen throws a 69-yard pass to wide receiver Aidan Dougherty late in the first half of a 24-22 win on Nov. 23. Photo courtesy of Calder Productions

Wildcats stun the Vikings in quarterfinals, 24-22

Millen’s three touchdown passes leads Mount Si into 4A state semifinals against Camas on Nov. 30.

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The Mount Si Wildcats booked their ticket to the 4A state semifinals with a 24-22 victory over the Lake Stevens Vikings on Nov. 23.

The Wildcats will travel to face the No. 2-seeded Camas Papermakers at 1 p.m. on Nov. 30 at McKenzie Stadium in Vancouver, with a spot in the state championship game on the line.

Mount Si quarterback Clay Millen threw for 265 yards and three touchdown passes to lead the Wildcats past the Vikings.

Mount Si opened the scoring with a 42-yard field goal from Colby Ramsey to give the Wildcats a 3-0 lead in the first quarter.

The Vikings got on the board after getting a safety to cut the lead to 3-2 early in the second quarter. Lake Stevens took the lead late in the first half with a 4-yard touchdown run from running back Dallas Landeros to give the Vikings a 9-3 lead. The Wildcats answered back with a 2-yard touchdown pass from Millen to running back Cole Norah to go ahead 10-9 with 1:11 left in the first half.

The Wildcats scored on their opening drive of the second half with a 28-yard touchdown pass from Millen to wide receiver Brayden Holt to extend their lead to 17-9 with 8:32 left in the third quarter. Landeros ran in a 6-yard touchdown for the Vikings late in the third quarter, but their two-point conversion failed to keep the game at 17-15.

Millen threw his third touchdown pass of the day early in the fourth quarter, a 35-yard pass to wide receiver Andrew Mostofi, to give the Wildcats a 24-15 lead. The Vikings answered back with a touchdown of their own to make it a 24-22 game with 10:36 left in the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats held on for the win to knock off the No. 3-seeded Vikings.

Mount Si defensive lineman Anthony Gilden (left) sacks Lake Stevens quarterback Tanner Jellison (middle) during the Wildcats’ 24-22 win on Nov. 23. Photo courtesy of Calder Productions

Mount Si defensive lineman Anthony Gilden (left) sacks Lake Stevens quarterback Tanner Jellison (middle) during the Wildcats’ 24-22 win on Nov. 23. Photo courtesy of Calder Productions

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