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Cate's 2 TD passes hold up as Okanogan holds on for a 17-14 win over Napavine for 2B title

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TACOMA, Washington — ¬†Okanogan scored 17 points in the first half and held off Napavine for a 17-14 victory in the Class 2B high school football championship game on Friday at the Tacoma Dome.

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 didn't come close to scoring again. Stanley completed 15 of 29 passes for 184 yards and one touchdown.

PHOTO: Napavine's Brady Woodrum (7) runs the ball as Okanogan's Toby Pruitt (10) and Mason Guerrette (24) close in during the first half of the Washington state class 2B high school football championship, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Tacoma, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Napavine's Brady Woodrum (7) runs the ball as Okanogan's Toby Pruitt (10) and Mason Guerrette (24) close in during the first half of the Washington state class 2B high school football championship, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Tacoma, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Napavine (12-1) lost three fumbles and threw two interceptions. The Tigers also missed field goal attempts of 31, 22 and 26 yards.

Okanogan quarterback Benny Cate completed 2 of 4 passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns to help give the Bulldogs (14-1) a 17-0 halftime lead.

Cate hit Jimmy Townsend for a 61-yard score, hauling in a tipped ball after a near interception. Jalen Moses caught the second completion by Cate but fumbled the ball near the end zone before teammate Payton Staggs recovered it for a touchdown on the 82-yard play.

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