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PUYALLUP — Cade Slayton rushed for 88 yards and three touchdowns and Lynden beat top-seeded Tumwater 21-7 on Saturday evening in the Class 2A state championship game at Sparks Stadium.

Lynden (12-1) collected the school’s first state title since back-to-back crowns in 2012 and 2013 in 2A. The Lions downed Tumwater 41-7 in 2012 and beat the Thunderbirds again in 38-28 in 2013. It’s the first state title in head coach VanDalen’s fifth year.

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