Colletto leads Camas to 4A state title

Camas beats Richland, 24-14 in the State 4A Final.

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Jack Colletto scored on a 34-yard keeper with 2:39 left in the fourth quarter to seal Camas' 24-14 victory over Richland in the WIAA 4A state championship Saturday night.

Colletto completed 14 of 19 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown and added 46 yards rushing. He also picked off Paxton Stevens's pass on the Bombers' final drive of the game.

Camas capped off a perfect 13-0 season with their first state championship in school history.

Trailing 10-7 at halftime, Richland took their only lead of the game on the first drive of the second half as Camas' Ben Stanfield fumbled near the goal line and the Bombers recovered in the endzone. But Ben Schultz quickly answered for the Papermakers, scoring a 38-yard touchdown to regain the lead for Camas, 17-14.

The Bombers moved into Camas territory to begin the fourth quarter, facing a fourth-and-1 at the Papermaker 14, but turned the ball over on downs, and were forced to punt on their next drive before Colletto's touchdown run.

Colletto quickly opened the scoring for the Papermakers in the first quarter, avoiding a sack and finding Cooper McNatt for a 35-yard score. Colletto finished the first quarter 8 of 9 for 87 yards, while the Bombers gained just 33 yards of total offense.

Richland found its footing in the second quarter and eventually tied the game with 1:00 left in the first half on Stanfield's 41-yard touchdown run.

Michael Boyle gave Camas a 10-7 halftime lead, connecting on a 34-yard field goal as time expired.

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