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Final: O’Dea 27, Bellevue 17

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on Nov. 23, 2007 at 11:07 am with No Comments »
November 23, 2007 11:07 am

O’Dea just gave Bellevue coach Butch Goncharoff his first loss in the Tacoma Dome. The Irish defeated the defending Class 3A champions 27-17.


Bellevue, which had won 10 straight games in the Tacoma Dome, had a last gasp when it recovered a fumble on its own 1-yard line with 2 minutes, trailing 20-17 with 30 seconds left in the game. But the Wolverines threw four straight incomplete passes.


O’Dea took over and backup quarterback Williams Aksnes-Shanks scored on a sneak, atoning for the fumble on the previous possession. The Irish had trouble hanging onto the fumble, coughing it up four times.


O’Dea will face the winner of Saturday’s Skyline-Franklin Pierce semifinal.


Up next: Royal vs. Cascade Christian.

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