My local HS made Sportscenter. Auburn HS was up 28-19 vs. the #6 team in the
country, Thompson HS, in the Alabama 7A state championship game. The announcers were talking about how it was going to be one of the biggest upsets in state history.
Auburn had the ball, 1st and 10 at the Thompson 20 yd line (as in, they were 20 yards away from scoring) with about 2 minutes left in the game. They took three straight knees out of the shotgun to move the ball back to the 45 yard line with 1:20 left in the game. Their punt was blocked and returned for a TD. Thompson HS then recovered the onside kick (Auburn wasn't even setup to receive an onside kick and didn't call one of their timeouts to get setup). After a couple of pass interference penalties, Thompson kicked a 35-yd field goal with 4 seconds left to win 29-28.
I know some of the kids on the team. My heart breaks for those kids who had essentially won Auburn's first ever state championship only to have it snatched away. I'm not usually one to blame coaches for a loss, but this loss was on bad coaching. What do you tell kids after a loss like that? Sports can be brutal sometimes.