How about a game-winning Hail Mary in eight-man football in Arizona?
Well, we have it for you right here.
Williams High was leading 24-22 with seven seconds remaining. Bagdad had the ball and needed a miracle finish to win a rematch of the 1A state title game last fall that Bagdad won 60-6.
Senior quarterback Israel Loveall launched a deep pass that Scott Finnerty somehow caught between three defenders and ran into the end zone.
“I think I might have been the ninth guy to the end zone in celebration as we stole a victory against a very solid Williams Vikings team,” coach Dalton Mills said.
With a 24-22 lead, Williams drove into Bagdad territory in the final minute. Bagdad created a fourth-and-eight situation. Williams faked a punt and was stopped short of a first down.
But Bagdad had only seven seconds to pull a miracle.
A screen pass to Rio Delgado went for eight yards. He got out of bounds with 2.6 second left on his 43-yard line. That’s when Loveall launched the long pass that will be talked about in 8-man circles for a long time.
Contributing: Richard Obert, AZCentral