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Lind-Ritzville/Sprague captures 2B state title

Published On: Dec 01 2012 01:15:24 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 01 2012 01:51:15 AM CST
RITZVILLE STATE TITLE

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Lind-Ritzville-Sprague converted a fourth-and-19 with just over 3 minutes left and Connor O'Neill scored on a 4-yard run two plays later as Lind-Ritzville-Sprague rallied to beat Morton-White Pass 21-19 for the Class 2B state title on Friday night.
   Trailing 19-15 with 3:04 left to play, Dylan Hartz connected with O'Neill for 24 yards on fourth down to keep the Lind-Ritzville-Sprague hopes alive. After a 14-yard run by Hartz to the Morton-White Pass 4-yard line, O'Neill scored to take the lead.
   Hartz then made a leaping one-handed interception of Rylon Kolb's pass on the first play of Morton-White Pass' possession to give the ball back to Lind-Ritzville-Sprague.
   Morton-White Pass held defensively and Ben Powell blocked a punt from Cort Ruzicka to give them one more snap at the Lind-Ritzville-Sprague 32. Kolb was hit by the Lind-Ritzville-Sprague pass rush and his pass fell incomplete to give Lind-Ritzville-Sprague their third state championship.

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