Kennedy reaches quarterfinals

Kennedy Catholic rode a late fourth quarter touchdown by Drew Thompson to a 20-14 state football playoff victory over Columbia River Saturday.

Thompson ran the ball in from 13 yards out, snapping a 14-14 tie between the Lancers and the homestanding Chieftains at the Kiggins Bowl in Vancouver.

The victory gives JFK its first berth into the state quarterfinals since 2006. The Lancers will pay a visit to Mount Si this coming Friday or Saturday.

Mount Si is the No. 2-ranked Class 3A team in the state and the Lancers -- who improved their season record to 9-1 -- are ranked No. 4.

The two teams met in their first game of the season, when Mount Si shut out Kennedy by a 30-0 score. Mount Si is coming off of a 52-19 state playoff victory over Glacier Peak.

Aside from the touchdown by Thompson, the Lancers' trip to Vancouver was highlighted by two touchdown runs by Colin Cossette.

Cossette punched the ball into the end zone on runs of 11 yards and two yards.

The game was knotted at 7-7 at the half.

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