Football to wrap on this Sunday:
Central Washington 40, Dixie State 18: It was a college debut to remember for North Bend’s Jonathan “JoJo” Hillel. Hillel, a redshirt freshman and 2015 Mount Si High School grad, saw action under center late in the contest at home in Ellensburg, and ran the ball four times for 59 yards, headlined by a 31-yard scamper for six and his first-ever college touchdown in the fourth quarter putting the icing on the cake in a Central Wildcat blowout of the visitors from Utah. A photo of that touchdown is featured in CWU’s game writeup on their website by the way if you want to go see the thing for yourselves.
Western Oregon 48, Humboldt State 42: The Wolves went down to Arcata, CA, last night and escaped with a win over the host ‘Jacks, who made things interesting late with two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Starting at left tackle for WOU in the contest and manning the line for the Wolves was one Brad Christensen, a junior and 2014 Mount Si HS grad from Snoqualmie.
Azusa Pacific 64, Simon Fraser 14: The host Cougars routed the visitors from Canada in a GNAC win last night down in southern California. Aiding the win on defense for Azusa was senior Hunter Malberg, from Snoqualmie and a 2013 Mount Si High School grad, who recorded five tackles, two solos, and ½ for loss, totaling two yards.
Eastern Washington 50, Northern Arizona 35: EWU won a shootout inside the Walkup Skydome down in Flagstaff, AZ, over the host Lumberjacks in a regionally-televised contest. Starting and playing on the offensive line for Eastern in the contest was Chris Schlicting, from Snoqualmie and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, a redshirt freshman.
Washington 35, Arizona 28 (OT): The Huskies needed an extra session to down the Wildcats in Tucson, AZ, and remain undefeated at 4-0 on the season. Senior kicker Cameron Van Winkle, from Fall City and a 2013 Mount Si High School grad, was 5-5 on extra points in the contest, but was 0-2 on field goal attempts, missing one from 45 yards out to end the first half and one from 40 in the fourth quarter for the Huskies.
Southern Utah 45, Portland State 31: SUU won a wild one with the visiting Vikings down in Cedar City, UT, last night in the Big Sky opener for both teams. Junior receiver Trent Riley, from North Bend and a 2013 Mount Si HS grad, started and caught one pass for six yards for the Vikings in the contest.
Berry (GA) 41, Sewanee 3: At home last night in Rome, GA, the Vikings smacked the visiting Tigers and moved to 4-0 on the season with the win. Senior receiver Methus Weldon, from Snoqualmie and a 2013 Mount Si High School alum, caught one pass for seven yards aiding Berry. His brother, Colby, also a MSHS alum, did not play for the Vikings.