Danna emerges as future Mount Si High School quarterback prospect with strong performance in Scarlet and Gray game

The 2014 football season started out strong last night for Mount Si High School as the program officially entered a new era.

Mount Si High School football fans congregate at the high school last night during a pregame carnival prior to the annual Scarlet and Gray game, won by the Gray team. The event was the first official MSHS athletic event as part of the Kingco 4A Conference. (Rhett Workman/SVSJ)

Mount Si High School football fans congregate at the high school last night during a pregame carnival prior to the annual Scarlet and Gray game, won by the Gray team. The event was the first official MSHS athletic event as part of the Kingco 4A Conference. (Rhett Workman/SVSJ)

The Scarlet and Gray game at the high school marked the first official event of the fall season for the Wildcats as they embark on their maiden voyage this fall as members of the Kingco 4A conference. The event featured two mini-scrimmages: one between freshmen and sophomores, then the big main event featuring top varsity and junior varsity players wearing either scarlet or gray-colored jerseys. And what fans saw last night was perhaps the emergence of another great quarterback for the Wildcats.

Junior Harrison Danna threw for two touchdowns, one to Sean Hyland and the other to Carson Corra, as the Gray team stunned the Scarlet team, which featured many of the top varsity returners such as senior quarterback Jonathan “JoJo” Hillel and junior receiver Parker Dumas, 14-0. Surprisingly, though, Danna felt he could have done better on his first touchdown toss, the one to Hyland. “It was just a simple (vertical) play on the outside and I actually underthrew the ball,” he said. “All credit should go to Sean on that play.”

Danna then threw his touchdown to Corra at the end of the contest to close things out. Dumas was pleased with the overall effort, despite his team losing. “It was a good night I think for both teams,” he said.

The event was well-attended, and was preceded by the third-annual preseason carnival in the Mount Si High School parking lot. A nice-sized gathering was on hand for that event and took part in a number of different activities, including pony rides, inflatable amusements and a cake walk.

Following last night’s game, senior players from the Wildcats autographed posters for many of their young fans.

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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