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December 6, 2008 at 3:26 PM

Bellevue wins sixth state championship in eight years

FINAL: Bellevue 35, Union 6. I’ll have more later after my game story is finished.

1:00 left, 3rd Q: Bellevue takes a 35-0 lead after Tommy Castle runs for a 15-yard touchdown.

HALFTIME: Bellevue 28, Union 0. Unless Union finds some way to stop the wing-T — not to mention get anything on this Bellevue defense — Belllevue will be breaking some records on its way to a sixth state championship. Bellevue has already gained 356 yards, including 318 on the ground.

3:16 left, 2nd Q: David Nguyen goes 41 yards for a touchdown, making it 28-0.

8:11 left, 2nd Q: Bellevue leads 21-0 after Freddie Levine runs right for a 27-yard gain. That touchdown was set up by a 48-yard by Levine. Bellevue’s running all over them — for 225 rushing yards so far.

2:37 left, 1st Q: Peter Nguyen breaks through for an 89-yard touchdown, shaking off a tackle at around the Bellevue 22 and then bolting up the middle to the end zone. Bellevue leads 14-0.

6:47 left, 1st Q: Bellevue takes the lead 7-0 on a 3-yard touchdown run by big bruiser Eric Nelson. Bellevue went 51 yards in seven plays, surviving a pair of Peter Nguyen fumbles on the way there.

We’re going to have a bit of a late start, I assume, as the Lynden-Prosser game is in its second overtime. Great comeback by Lynden, scoring twice in the final two or so minutes, and this one might not end anytime soon.

Then Bellevue will try to win its sixth state championship since 2001. Standing in its way? A 13-0 Union team that is well-rested with plenty of athletic players. Bellevue coach Butch Goncharoff said it’s probably the best team the Wolverines have played all season. And then there’s this: Union has had seven full days between its semifinal victory and today’s game. Bellevue has had four since it beat Capital on Monday night, and those Wolverines are bruised up.

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