Skyline wins Washington State 4A football championship
For the fourth time in five years, the Skyline Spartans are champions.
Max Browne threw two touchdown passes and Jack Valencia had a rushing touchdown and returned an interception for another score as Skyline routed Skyview (11-3) 38-7 in the state 4A title game Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.
The Spartans (11-3) won the 4A championship in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and won the 3A crown in 2007.
Lynden 17, Archbishop Murphy 16: Kyle Hanson’s 10-yard touchdown run with less than two minutes to play gave the Lions (14-0) the win over the Wildcats (12-2) in the 2A title game in Tacoma.
With just more than 4 minutes to play, Lynden was facing a third-and-16 on its own 3-yard line. The Lions opted to have quarterback Josh Kraght step out of the back of the end zone, giving the Wildcats a 16-10 lead. Lynden recovered the onside kick and drove down for the winning score.
Connell 28, Cascade Christian 7: In the 1A championship game, Matt Hadley ran for 168 yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles beat the Cougars in the Tacoma Dome for their second championship in three years.
It was the third straight title-game matchup between the schools. Connell won in 2009 and Cascade Christian won last year.
The Eagles (13-1) ran for 207 yards in all, compared to just 71 rushing yards for the Cougars (10-3).
Waitsburg-Prescott 33, Morton/White Pass 7: Zach Bartlow threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Cardinals (14-0) to a 2B title-game victory over the Timberwolves (11-2) in the Tacoma Dome.
The senior went 14 for 21 for 207 yards passing for Waitsburg-Prescott (14-0). Both touchdown strikes went to Dalton Estes.