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December 1, 2013

A cruel finish

Ritter rolls over Tipton in Class 2A state title game

(Continued)

Purichia completed 21 of 31 passes for 273 yards and two TDs. He also ran eight times for 25 yards and a pair of TDs, and returned a blocked punt 10 yards for another score.

He finishes his career with 11,146 passing yards, which ranks second all-time in state history. His 142 career TD passes are a state record.

Hunt felt Purichia made a strong final argument in his case for the Mr. Football award.

"He's something special," Hunt said. "He is our Mr. Football. Watch the film. Watch the game. He deserves everybody's vote."

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