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Hosanna Christian Advances to First State Title Game

Hosanna Christian huddles after a touchdown run at Grants Pass High School in the semifinal. (Joe Brett)

Overcoming a loss to rival-school Triad from earlier in the year, Hosanna Christian knocked off the top-seeded Timberwolves at Grants Pass High School in the 1A semifinals on Saturday, 36-34.

Previously in the regular season, Triad dominated Hosanna Christian 42-16 on October 6.

In Saturday's win for Hosanna Christian, Waylon Cole threw for 200 yards with two touchdown passes including a 52-yard swing pass to Silas Sanchas.

Sanchas ran for 139 yards on 24 carries. He also ran in a 14-yard touchdown run.

The appearance in this weekend's state championship is a first for the Lions.

#5 Hosanna Christian will face undefeated #2 Dufur at Cottage Grove High School (Noon, Saturday).

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