Mount Si High School alum part of one of the top teams in junior college football

Good Tuesday morning. Volleyball on tap but first we want to talk some football and have a look at a player we haven’t had a chance to feature yet in our college coverage this fall.

You all of course know about the many Mount Si High School football alums playing at the four-year level. Starters such as Eastern Washington offensive lineman Chris Schlicting, role players such as Oregon State’s Jesiah Irish or Washington’s Jack Westover (who as you all know scored a touchdown this past weekend for the UW), players helping to make a difference in games such as Pacific Lutheran’s Alex Rendon or Central Washington’s Jonathan “JoJo” Hillel. But the two-year level also has Mount Si representation this fall, and this Wildcat finds himself contributing to the success of one of the top teams in junior college football nationally.

Freshman R.J. Bell is plying his football trade these days at Shasta College down in Redding, CA, among the many California junior colleges that offer the sport (the sport is not offered by the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, covering Washington and Oregon two-year schools, meaning players from here that want to play at the two-year level have to go to California or Arizona to do it). And Shasta is currently unbeaten on the season at 5-0, with their most recent win coming on October 5. They were off this past weekend which proved to be convenient for Bell as he was in attendance last Friday at the Mount Si homecoming game.

Bell’s playing on the defensive line for Shasta and has picked up a couple of tackles in action this fall. He’s played in four of the five games and has two solo and two assisted tackles thus far. Modest numbers to be sure, but he is getting the chance to compete and be a part of the success and that is certainly welcomed. Bell graduated from Mount Si back in June.

Shasta is back in action this weekend, and will have games every Saturday from this weekend out to November 16.

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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