Cole Svec and Chris Martinez lead Neah Bay past Liberty Christian 56-38 in 1B championship


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TACOMA, Washington — Cole Svec rushed for 159 yards and had an 88-yard kickoff return touchdown and Chris Martinez added 133 yards and four scores as Neah Bay cruised to a 56-38 win over Liberty Christian on Saturday in the Class 1B state football championship game.

It marked the Red Devils' second-straight championship and third in the last four years in their eight-man football classification.

The Red Devils only attempted three passes.

Neah Bay led 22-18 at halftime, but the Red Devils struck fast in the third quarter when senior defensive end John Reamer stripped the ball and returned the fumble 91 yards for a touchdown.

Liberty Christian quarterback John Lesser rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns but threw three interceptions.

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