MSHS football on its way to Camas….perhaps to do something special? Find out tomorrow!

With a good-sized crowd of onlookers watching in support, Snoqualmie Valley School District busses carrying the Mount Si High School football team leave the school in Snoqualmie this morning en route to their playoff game tomorrow with Camas in southwest Washington. The two school busses were escorted from the campus area by a convoy of vehicles which included Snoqualmie fire, police and aid vehicles. (Rhett Workman/SVSJ)

Mount Si High School’s football team is en route to Southwest Washington as of this writing, having left the high school earlier today for Vancouver, WA, and their WIAA 4A playoff semifinal game tomorrow with Camas.

A crowd of around 100-150 parents and fans gathered along Wildcat (Meadowbrook) Way in Snoqualmie in front of the school to see the team on its way. Players boarded the Snoqualmie Valley School District busses behind the school and they were then escorted from the campus by an array of Snoqualmie first responders (police, fire, ambulance) and other support vehicles connected to the program.

Mount Si head coach Charlie Kinnune believes the early departure, as opposed to going down and back the same day tomorrow for the afternoon kickoff, works out well for his team. “I got together with a couple of my coaching friends that hadm ade this trip before and kind of communicated with them and they shared with me what they had done,” Kinnune said. “We had just kind of looked into what other people had done and for a 1:00 game, it just made sense to go down early turn it in to a real team building thing. We keep the kids busy.”

And they are doing just that. They will be stopping off for a full practice later this afternoon at Kalama High School in Cowlitz County, then after that they will head to their hotel in Portland to spend the night. The travel plan is the same one as was the case two weeks ago when they went on a Friday over to their first-round game against Chiawana in the Tri-Cities – practice at a location on the way there (they practiced at Central Washington University in Ellensburg en route to Pasco two weeks ago), get to the hotel, check in, then have a team dinner at the hotel, then attend a movie together, then go back to the hotel and get to bed – with a curfew and bed check as part of this – then wake up ready to go for the game the next day. The plan was successful two weeks ago, and it’s hoped it will be again this time around.

We’ll have a full preview and pick for you tomorrow. And you Mount Si fans may be surprised with our thinking. More in the morning.

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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