Mattoon (Ill.) High School, which counts editor emeritus Will Leitch as a notable alumnus, won its game against Rantoul yesterday off a last-second inbounds pass in a tie game. The Jared Pilson pass was so on-the-mark, Ryan Hutchinson's placement so perfect, that the Green Wave bench started to erupt before the shot even left his fingertips.
Take note of the beaten-down reaction of the Rantoul team. This isn't your garden-variety disappointment. The Eagles are in a holiday tournament that apparently requires them to play two games a day. This was their second buzzer-beater loss of the afternoon.