Fall sports notes, and Week 1 previews and picks: CHS @ Sammamish, MSHS @ Kennedy

With our series of Mount Si High School fall sports previews done, we have a couple of minor housekeeping issues to take care of for you before we launch another season of previews and picks.

-We have sent an email to Cedarcrest to give them an opportunity to send us information on their fall sports teams, so if we are able to get you anything, we’ll have it for you here, so don’t worry, Red Wolve fans, we’ll do our best to keep you covered.

-Mount Si fans – and Cedarcrest fans who plan on attending either this week’s football game against Sammamish or next week’s against Lake Washington – will need to know that ticket prices for Kingco home and away games have gone up this fall. Those prices have gone up $1, from $6 to $7, for adults and students without ASB cards, and from $4 to $5, for visiting students with ASB cards and children. Mount Si students with ASB cards continue to be allowed in free to home games. The league, in a statement on its website, notes that while this could have an impact on families struggling in today’s economy, they had not increased the prices in over 15 years, and in that time, costs have gone up significantly, hence the need for the increase.

The Kingco ticket prices will not be in effect for tonight’s Mount Si road football game, as Kennedy is a Seamount League school, so their ticket prices will apply for this game. Next week’s Wildcat football game, though, will be the first home event at Mount Si under the new ticket regulations.

With those minor items out of the way, it’s time for some football, Valley high school style. And we return with our previews and picks for high school football, as Cedarcrest meets Sammamish, and Mount Si meets Kennedy.

Cedarcrest at Sammamish, Sammamish HS, Bellevue, tonight, 7:00 – CHS looks to retool this year in a tough Cascade 2A conference. The Everett Herald picked them to finish fourth in league, as did league coaches; you can see the Herald’s outlook here. The two guys they say to watch are senior WR Christian MacMillan and sophomore RB Liam Thomas. The Red Wolves will be racking up the mileage in this first month of the season, as they play four road games to start the season and are not home until September 28 against Granite Falls. The Red Wolves have only three home games all season, which seems somewhat odd considering how nice their stadium facilities are. But all of their nonleague games are away this year, and that is the main reason for so many road games. CHS this week against Sammamish and next week against Lake Washington will be meeting Kingco foes, both of whom are expected to be near or at the bottom of the league this fall. But both are 2A schools as well, so the Red Wolves will playing schools of similar size, but since they are Kingco teams, this will be a good barometer of where this CHS team will stack up this fall in the Cascade Conference against the top teams, such as King’s and Lakewood, who are seen as league favorites this season. We look for a nice win to start the season. Red Wolves 17, Totems 7

Mount Si at Kennedy, Highline Stadium, Burien, tonight, 8:00 – We’ve told you everything you need to know about the Wildcats, but what about Kennedy? The Lancers are considered among the top teams in the Seamount League, if not their league favorites this year; Mount Si and Kennedy had a tremendous rivalry back in the day when both schools were together in the Seamount League, and both of the coaches, Mount Si’s Charlie Kinnune and Kennedy’s Bob Bourgette, have been around a long time and won’t leave anything to chance. Both of these teams know this could be a pretty significant early season test, so look for the best from both sides tonight. WR’s Jimbo Davis and Hunter Malberg, and QB Nick Mitchell will lead the way tonight for Mount Si. It will be an interesting test, and one that Kennedy appears to be a little concerned about based on some events which took place last week at the Scarlet and Gray game, and MSHS’s stadium manager knows what we are referring to. But that’s all the further we will go with that. Wildcats 24, Lancers 14

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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