Washington 4A ChampionshipDecember 7, 2013 @ 11:17 pm
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Joey Zamora threw two touchdown passes in the final 55 seconds to rally Chiawana to a 27-26 win over Camas on Saturday night for its first 4A state title.
Zamora fired a 4-yard pass to Blake Bishop in the right corner of the end zone to tie the game at 26-26 as time expired. Matt Winn then kicked the extra point to give the Pasco school the victory.
Zamora threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Dre Dorton with 55 seconds left and the kick by Winn cut the lead to 26-20.
Chiawana (13-1) then recovered the onside kick at the Camas 43-yard line. A 24-yard pass to Bishop, a defensive pass interference call and a 6-yard run by Zamora set up the tying touchdown.
Zamora completed 17 of 36 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns. Dorton had four catches for 91 yards.
Clifton Lozano rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries for Chiawana.
Reilly Hennessey threw two touchdown passes and Nate Beasley scored two touchdowns to lead Camas (13-1), which exploded for 20 points in the third quarter to erase a 13-6 halftime deficit.
Hennessey completed 10 of 22 passes for 184 yards. He threw touchdown passes of 74 yards to Beasley and 33 yards to Slav Mikhalets to put the Papermakers ahead 20-13 midway through the third quarter.
Beasley rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries.
Camas stopped the Riverhawks on fourth-and-goal at the 1 early in the fourth quarter to preserve a then 26-13 lead. The Papermakers also intercepted a Chiawana pass with 3:17 left in the game before the late rally.
The Riverhawks held Camas to 40 total yards in the first half as Hennessey completed just 2 of 9 passes for 32 yards.
Michael Johnson returned a fumble 55 yards for Camas' only touchdown in the first half.
Camas, still seeking its first title, lost in the semifinals last year.
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