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State 3A football: Kamiakin defeats O’Dea in overtime for first title

O’Dea running back Jamyn Patu  tries to escape a tackle by Kamiakin linebacker Dillon Crawford, left,  in the first half of the State 3A football title on Friday. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
O’Dea running back Jamyn Patu tries to escape a tackle by Kamiakin linebacker Dillon Crawford, left, in the first half of the State 3A football title on Friday. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
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TACOMA– Zach Borisch scored on a 15-yard run in overtime to lift Kamiakin to a 14-7 win over O’Dea in the State 3A football championship game on Friday night.

The Braves (12-2) upset Eastside Catholic in the semifinals then knocked off another private-school powerhouse from the Seattle area to win their first state championship.

After a scoreless first half, O’Dea took a 7-0 lead on Jamyn Patu’s 20-yard run early in the third quarter.

Kamiakin finally pulled even late in the fourth quarter when Borisch hit Darreon Moore on a 53-yard touchdown with 4:24 remaining.

O’Dea missed field-goal attempts on its final three possessions of regulation.

In overtime, Kamiakin got the ball first and had its possession kept alive by a defensive holding call on third-and-10. On the next play, Borisch scored to give the Braves the lead.

O’Dea (13-1) faced fourth-and-1 on its overtime possession but was stopped short on a run play ending its quest for a fourth state title.

Borisch was 12 of 27 passing for 172 yards for the Braves. Patu led the Irish with 99 yards rushing on 19 carries.

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