Mount Si football rebounds with 38-7 win against Mercer Island
October 24, 2012
By Michele Mihalovich
Anyone worried about the Mount Si Wildcats’ confidence being shaken after the Bellevue loss should save it.
The Mount Si High School football team came out of the gate Oct. 19 with fire in its eyes, and put up three touchdowns in minutes against Mercer Island, and concluded with a 38-7 win against the Islanders.
In the first quarter, defensive end Keenan McVein ran three yards for Mount Si’s first touchdown of the night after Evan Johnson intercepted an Islander pass.
Quarterback Nick Mitchell and wide receiver Trent Riley worked their magic again, when Mitchell tossed 33-yard and 4-yard passes to Riley, resulting in two more first-quarter touchdowns.
In the second quarter, wide receiver Tyler Button posted a touchdown after catching a 24-yard pass from Mitchell, and Cameron Van Winkle kicked a 23-yard field goal, for a 31-0 lead at the half.
The third quarter marked the last one in which either team posted points.
Mercer Island intercepted a Mitchell pass, which led to the Islanders’ only touchdown of the night, later followed by a 3-yard run by Johnson.
And sadly for Mercer Island, which was celebrating homecoming, the night ended with the Mount Si win.
The Wildcats now have a 7-1 record, and face Liberty High School (3-5) at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Liberty in Renton.
This is the last game before Mount Si heads into the KingCo 3A playoffs. The Wildcats secured the first-round home game Nov. 2 in the Washington State Champion-ships round of 32, according to the Wildcats’ website.