Tie game with the clock ticking down. Ball around midfield. Might as well give it a heave to the end zone, right? Worst case is regulation ends in a tie and you need overtime to decide the winner.
Wrong. South Lafourche (Galliano, Louisiana) showed just how this prayer can change the result of a football game, and not in favor of the offense.
On the final play of the fourth quarter with the score tied at 14, H.L. Bourgeois (Gray, Louisiana) threw a Hail Mary from the 50-yard line. The ball was intercepted at the 10-yard line.
Safety Jake Pitre never stopped running.
Pitre took it to the house for a walk-off pick-six to give South Lafourche the 20-14 victory.
So that last play of HLB/SL jamboree. Jake Pitre picks it off and returns it all the way as time expires to win it for Tarpons. pic.twitter.com/IXLQChh9rT
— Chris Singleton (@courierchris) August 31, 2019
Welcome back, high school football. We’ve missed you.
We look forward to seeing more crazy finishes over the next few months.