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Thunderbirds tame Wildcats in state semifinals | Football


Last updated 12/1/2017 at Noon

Archbishop Murphy’s hopes of winning a second straight state championship came to an end at the hands of a familiar foe.

Tumwater used a suffocating defense to edge the Wildcats 10-6 in a 2A semifinal football game Saturday, Nov. 25, at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

Archbishop Murphy beat the Thunderbirds in the quarterfinals in 2016 and lost to them in the semifinals in 2015.

The Wildcats (11-2) came into Saturday’s contest averaging 43 points per game but were unable to generate any points on offense against a Tumwater defense that limited six opponents to one touchdown or less this...

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