Grady Murray leads Almira-Coulee-Hartline to 50-20 win over Quilcene in WIAA 1B state championship

TACOMA, Wash. – Grady Murray scored three first-half touchdowns, and Almira-Coulee-Hartline scored on five of its six possessions over the first 24 minutes to ultimately rout Quilcene, 50-20, in the WIAA Class 1B football state championship game at Mount Tahoma High on Saturday.

It is the Warriors’ third championship in the past six played since 2015. There was no 2020 game, since the playoffs were erased due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Murray caught two touchdown passes, netting 108 yards on his only two receptions of the half, and returned a late-half punt 69 yards for a third score as the Warriors (12-0) built a 36-0 lead going into the locker room.

The mercy of a running clock hastened the second half when ACH took the opening drive of the third quarter 61 yards in six plays to extend the margin beyond 40 points.

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