What a play

I don’t care much about high school football, but I was channel surfing the other day and stopped at the final of one of the state high school classes. Mahtomedi was beating Totino-Grace 8-7, and there were 40 seconds left, so I thought I’d see if there would be a good comeback.

There was. One of the best endings of any football games I’ve ever seen.

Time ticked down until there was time for one more play. T-G was at the 50. The quarterback dropped back and threw a pass. It was tipped by a defender, then went through the hands of a receiver, then was caught by another receiver, who outran the defenders to the goal line, where he did a beautiful dive roll out of sheer joy, landing on his back in the endzone.

Good timing. It was the only 40 seconds of high school football I watched all year on TV.

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