The state of Alabama has seen its share of wild finishes on the gridiron, the most famous of which was the Auburn win on a “Kick Six” to end the Iron Bowl vs. Alabama in 2013.
Friday night, the Yellowhammer State was once again host to a finish you had to see to believe.
Trailing 27-26 to visiting Central High of Clay County (Lineville, Ala.), Mortimer Jordan (Kimberly, Ala.) lined up for a short field goal to win the game. Here’s what happened next:
After Clay Central blocked the field goal, its players had the natural reaction, which was to celebrate. At that moment, a Mortimer Jordan player alertly saw the ball at the 8-yard line, scooped it up, and ran in for the score.
Just like that, it was a 32-27 Mortimer Jordan win.
The ball was live, and soon, so was the Mortimer Jordan fan section. Well played.