Mount Si’s Cotto to play in prestigious all-state high school football game

Mount Si High School’s football program will be represented at this year’s senior all-state high school football game in July.

Mount Si High School senior football player Cory Cotto, seen here prior to last fall's state 4A playoff game against Graham-Kapowsin, was selected to compete in this year's senior All-State game July 1. (Photo courtesy Calder Productions)

Mount Si High School senior football player Cory Cotto, seen here prior to last fall’s state 4A playoff game against Graham-Kapowsin, was selected to compete in this year’s senior All-State game July 1. (Photo courtesy Calder Productions)

Cory Cotto, who played a key role in helping the Wildcats make the state 4A playoffs last fall, both on offense and defense, was selected to compete in the contest, which will take place at a site to be determined east of the Cascades on July 1. Cotto was the lone Mount Si player selected.

Wildcat coach Charlie Kinnune is pleased. “We’re very proud,” Kinnune said. “Cory is the epitome of an all-star high school football player and I couldn’t be more pleased to have anybody represent our community at this all-state game (than him).” Cotto, too, is also pumped up. “I’m just excited to just represent my high school and just excited to play again,” he said.

Cotto will be one of seven graduating Mount Si seniors in this class of 2016 to move on to play college football; he and fellow graduating senior teammate Braden Smith will compete at the junior college level this fall, playing for Feather River JC in California. Cotto believes going this route will be beneficial to him. “I just think it’s a better decision for me personally because I’ve got some room to improve until I go into the bigger levels,” he said. Cotto plans on majoring in criminal justice.

In addition to Cotto and Smith, receiver/special teams player O.J. Jenkins will play for a junior college in Arizona this fall, and RB/DB Mark Farmer will be competing at Humboldt State University in California and continuing a pipeline of Mount Si talent into that program. As previously reported here, TE/LB Colton Swain has signed with Eastern Washington University and will be redshirting there this fall as he recovers from his knee injury he suffered during the Wildcat basketball season earlier this year, WR Caleb Mitchell will be walking on at the University of Montana and WR Parker Dumas has signed with the University of Wyoming.

Cotto is excited for his teammates. “I’m just proud of all of them, all they accomplished and I’m just excited to see them grow and just move on to the next level,” he said.

Kinnune thinks Cotto is well-deserving of this chance to play. “He’s one of the best players in probably the best league,” the longtime coach said. “This game is built for kids like him.”

We’ll work to get additional information for you such as time and location, ticket prices and more, so keep it here and we’ll let you know as soon as we get some information.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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