Edward Tarango had a 60-yard kickoff return and a 75-yard interception for another score in the third quarter as Lake Arthur beat Clovis Christian 54-26 Saturday in the 6-man state title game in Clovis.
Clovis Christian had pulled within 22-20 when Tarango turned the tide with his return TDs.
Top-seeded Clovis Christian trailed Lake Arthur 8-6 at halftime in a battle of the top two teams in 6-man .
Kenny Duong scored on a 6-yard run in the first quarter for Clovis Christian, which was been hampered by fumbles and penalties in the first half.
Lake Arthur scored on Cody Dalton’s 20-yard run and a 2-point kick conversion.
Clovis Christian is seek back-to-back state titles and unbeaten seasons.