After last night’s slate of high school football games, we need to see a Friday Night Lights-style show based on Hamilton High School out of Arizona.
There’s a reason why football is considered one of the best sports in the world. It’s the ultimate team sport, and it takes all 11 on every play to make things happen. And on Friday night, we got the perfect example of seeing a team that had each other’s backs. The football team for Hamilton High School battled until the very end and mounted a comeback for the ages.
Down 24-7 with just over a minute remaining in the fourth quarter, it looked like the writing was on the wall for Hamilton. But just like the Dillon Panthers in Friday Night Lights, the team stuck together. It would take them a long field goal and two perfect onside kicks to have a chance to win. We’ll walk you through exactly what happened.
With just one minute and ten seconds left in the game, Hamilton’s kicker nails a 46-yard field goal to make the score 24-10. The kicker must have been feeling confident after hitting the field goal. Because right after that, he executed the first of two onside kicks to give his offense the ball back with a minute and three seconds. And it only took about 30 seconds for them to march right down the field and score a touchdown. That made the score 24-17 with 29 seconds to go.
Ending to the Best High School Football Game of the Year
Next up came the second onside kick. And that one, once again, was executed perfectly by the Hamilton kicker. It almost looked like the Bishop Gorman team didn’t realize that they could touch the ball before Hamilton could. And if you didn’t already know what was coming, Hamilton only needed one play to go the distance and score another touchdown. But instead of kicking playing for the tie, they decided to go for the win. After mounting such an incredible comeback, who can really blame them?
Can we please have a Friday Night Lights-like series based on Hamilton High School? This will not only go down as the best comeback of the year, but it could be the best comeback we have ever seen.
“IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! One of the most incredible comebacks you’ll ever see!!! Hamilton HS (AZ) was down 24-7 to Bishop Gorman (NV) with 1:10 left in the 4th quarter and came all the way back to win 25-24!!!!!!! INSANE!!!!!!”