Class 1B state championship
4 p.m. today, Tacoma Dome
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Records: Touchet 12-1, Neah Bay 11-0
Last playoff appearance
: Touchet, 2012 (quarterfinals, lost 44-38 to Cusick). Neah Bay, 2012 (championship, lost 34-28 to Liberty Christian)
: Touchet, 22-13 in 17 appearances (won titles in 1979, 1994, 1998 and 1999). Neah Bay, 16-13 in 15 appearances (won title in 2011).
: Touchet 62, Rosalia 36; Neah Bay 46, Lummi 14
Players to watch
: Touchet, QB Elias Martinez, sr.; RB Edgar Rincon, sr.; LB Ruben Butler, sr. Neah Bay, QB Josiah Greene, sr. (88-143-2—1,327, 28 TD; 86-1,327 rushing, 18 TD), WR Ezekiel Greene, sr. (42-853, 14 TD), LB Tyler McCaulley, sr. (31 tackles), RB Cody Cummins, sr. (74-781, 15 TD).
w Notes: Touchet spotted Rosalia a 24-point lead last week before roaring back for the victory. The Indians can ill afford to do that against the talented Red Devils today. ... Nerves could be a big factor in this game, as none of Touchet’s players have played in the Tacoma Dome. Neah Bay has been to three consecutive state title games and played its semifinal last week in the Dome. ... Touchet coach Gary Dorman said all of Neah Bay’s starters are bigger than his team, so the Indians are hoping to use their speed and conditioning to hang around with Neah Bay and then perhaps get a touchdown late to pull out the upset. ... Neah Bay lost on the final play of the game last year, as Liberty Christian’s John Lesser scored for the victory. ... The Red Devils are in the midst of a remarkable run and would like to add a title to the one they won in 2011. ... McCaulley and Cummins missed big chunks of the season to injury, but both are healthy now.
: Neah Bay 54, Touchet 40