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Football: De La Salle wins fourth Open Division bowl

De La Salle tacked on a late touchdown and defeated Corona Centennial, 48-28, to win the CIF state championship Open Division bowl game at Home Depot Center in Carson, ending the longest high school football season in California history.

The Spartans (15-0) won their fifth state bowl and their fourth consecutive Open Division bowl despite allowing more points than they have in any game this season.

Robert Webber threw for 308 yards and three touchdowns and Barry Ware caught eight passes for 103 yards for Centennial (14-2), which was held to a season low in points but managed to extend its streak of 400+ yard games to 42 and finished the season with a school-record 8,560 yards.

De La Salle's triumph gave Northern California its third win in five state bowl games this year, making this the second time Northern California teams have won more games than Southern California teams.  

-- Steve Galluzzo 

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