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Heartbreak for St. Bonaventure as they lose on a late touchdown by Folsom in State Championship Bowl Game

St. Bonaventure loses State Championship Bowl Game in closing seconds to Folsom 20-14.

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - This time it was St. Bonaventure losing a championship game in the closing seconds.

Ryder Lyons threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Jameson Powell with just 20 seconds left to lift Folsom to a 20-14 CIF-Division 1-A State Championship Bowl Game victory.

Folsom scored two touchdowns in under three minutes to capture the school's fifth State title.

St. Bonaventure grabbed a 14-7 lead with 5:39 left in the game on a 5-yard touchdown run by Koen Glover.

The Bulldogs pulled within one point as Abram Woodson scored on a 7-yard touchdown run.

Folsom went for a two-point conversion but the Seraphs stopped them short and led 14-13 with 2:41 left in the game.

The Seraphs could not pick up a first down and punted the ball to the Bulldogs who took over on the St. Bonaventure 44-yard line with 2:06 remaining.

Lyons drove the Bulldogs down the field mainly with his legs before throwing the game-winning touchdown.

Folsom got off to a quick start as Lyons ran for a 4-yard score.

Both teams lost fumbles at the goal line in the first half and the Bulldogs led 7-0 at the break.

The Seraphs tied the game with under six minutes left in the third quarter with a spectacular touchdown catch by DJ Doss.

On fourth and 15, Anthony Wolter floated the ball to the end zone and Doss snagged a one-handed 25-yard touchdown to give the Seraphs some much-needed energy.

Later in the quarter Drew Cofield blocked a short field goal attempt to keep the game tied at 7 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Seraphs won the CIF-SS Division 3 title on a field goal with 16 seconds left by George Mann and then won a CIF-D1-A SoCal Regional crown on a dramatic double-pass for a touchdown with no time left.

But this time St. Bonaventure watched someone else pull out a thriller.

The Seraphs finish a tremendous 'return to glory' season 12-4 and State runner-up.

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