Central Catholic beats Tualatin to repeat as Oregon 6A football champion

Ellis Bynum had two touchdown runs, Emar’rion Winston and Timmy Mitchell scored on fumble returns, and Central Catholic pulled away from Tualatin for a 44-14 victory in the Class 6A football state final Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium.

It’s the second consecutive OSAA title for the Rams, who defeated Lake Oswego 49-28 in the 2019 title game. It’s the program’s sixth state championship — and third time going back-to-back. Central Catholic also turned the trick in 1952-53 and 2013-14.

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Photo by Leon Neuschwander

Central Catholic 44, Tualatin 14

First quarter

CC — Emar’rion Winston 59 fumble return (Asher Wajskol kick) (10:04)

Second quarter

Tual — Malik Ross 15 run (Dominic Borges kick) (4:31)

CC — Ellis Bynum 18 run (Wajskol kick) (1:16)  

CC — Timmy Mitchell 23 fumble return (Wajskol kick) (1:07)

Tual — Peter Burke 13 pass from Jackson Jones (Borges kick) (0:45)

Third quarter

CC — Bynum 24 run (Wajskol kick) (10:29)

CC — FG Wajskol 49 (4:39)

CC — Riley Williams 53 pass from Cru Newman (kick failed) (3:29)

Fourth quarter

CC — Jacob Hardeman 4 run (Wajskol kick) (10:07)

Preview links:

Tale of the tape: Who has the edge between Central Catholic and Tualatin in the Oregon 6A football final?

Best Friends Bowl: Longtime pals Gavin Jackson of Central Catholic and Malik Ross of Tualatin end their prep careers by going head-to-head for ultimate bragging rights

Watch: Central Catholic coach Steve Pyne discusses Rams’ season, upcoming title game with Tualatin

Watch: Tualatin coach Dan Lever discusses Timberwolves’ season, upcoming title game with Central Catholic

Who will win the 6A football final between Central Catholic and Tualatin? Our predictions …

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