Aug 24, 2013; Duncan, SC, USA; Byrnes Rebel fans cheer before the start of the game against the Apopka Blue Darters. at Nixon Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

High School Football game ends with squib kick returned for touchdown (Video)


A Texas high school football game between A&M Consolidated and Copperas Cove had a incredible end to their game. In the last 3:39 the two teams combined for 44 points in a frantic down to the wire shoot out.

Copperas Cove is where Robert Griffin III played his high school football. Cove’s quarterback Manny Harris broke the record for most passing yards in a game, which was surprisingly only 293 yards. Harris completed 34 of 51 passes for 516 yards and four touchdowns, but his team ultimately lost.

Harris thought he had led his team to a victory, with a score of 41-38, when something remarkable happened. The clock was set to expire, and Copperas Cove kicked off with a squib in an effort to run off the last few seconds of the game.

A&M Consolidated returned that squib kick for a touchdown with reverses and laterals that led to junior Derrick Dick finding an opening. That touchdown stunned Copperas Cove and gave them a 44-41 victory.

It is a incredible end to what was an incredibly entertaining game. They jump up on the edge of the stands expecting to be mobbed by fans like when they see the Lambeau leap on television, but no one seems to care. Some of the pep rally squad come over and clap in front of them.

[h/t] Deadspin

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  • Richard A Nygaard

    They deserved to loose with that little choo choo train thing they were doing in the huddle. Very silly looking.