Remember when the most painful memories of your high school athletic days melted in the wisps of time? Not anymore. We've got two absolutely crushing—or miraculous, depending on your viewpoint—last second wins/defeats, now preserved forever on YouTube.
The first one actually happened two weekends ago in Westland, Michigan, where John Glenn High (trailing by one after an earlier missed extra point) lined up for a final play, game-winning field goal against Canton Plymouth. Plymouth heroically blocked the kick and all its players ran to the sideline in celebration ... but the ball never passed the line of scrimmage, nobody covered it, and the refs never blew the whistle. So holder Tony Wilton picked up the ball and jogged uncontested into the endzone. Touchdown. John Glenn wins. Dang.
Then last weekend, Greenville High (the No. 6 team in Pennsylvania AA) had a fourth-and-goal at the 1, with four seconds left in tie game against Oil City. Instead of trying a chip shot field goal, they opted to run it ... and then fumbled the QB-RB pitch. Oil City picked it up and ran 96-yards for the game winner. That hurts.
I'm not sure if either of these tops the craziness from Vermont last month, but at least everyone in the whole world has the opportunity to watch these mistakes and decide for themselves who should feel the worst. (P.S. Thank you, Mom and Dad for never splurging for that video camera.)