TACOMA – Junior Brandon Wellington rushed for three touchdowns and junior quarterback Harley Kirsch added two touchdown passes as Eastside Catholic beat Bellevue 35-13 to snap the Wolverines’ 67-game winning streak in the Class 3A high school championship football game on Friday night at the Tacoma Dome.
With its first state title, Eastside Catholic, which led 14-13 at halftime, also ended Bellevue’s six-year championship streak. The Wolverines beat Eastside Catholic (13-1) in the previous two championship games.
Bellevue (13-1) suffered its first loss since a 28-21 defeat against Skyline in 2010. The Wolverines had won 26 straight playoff games and 11 of the last 13 state titles.
Kirsch completed 20 of 22 passes for 188 yards to lead the Sammamish school from east of Seattle.
Eastside Catholic defeated Mt. Spokane 42-24 in a semifinal.
2B: Okanogan 17, Napavine 14: The Bulldogs scored 17 points in the first half and held off the Tigers in the second half.
Napavine quarterback Wyatt Stanley threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Mac Fagerness to cut the score to 17-14 with 3:06 left in the game but the Tigers (12-1) didn’t come close to scoring again.
Okanogan (14-1), which played in 1A last year, defeated Lind-Ritzville/Sprague in the semifinals, ending LRS’s 38-game winning streak.
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