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HS Team Celebrates Game-Winning FG Block, Doesn't Realize Ball Is Live

Play to the whistle.

On Friday night, Columbia River (Wash.) lined up for a field goal against Skyview. Seconds on the clock, Columbia River down one. The kick was blocked, and Skyview players sprinted to the sidelines to celebrate with their fans.

One little problem. The ball hadn't crossed the line of scrimmage, so it was still a live play. Eventually one Columbia River player realized this, scooped it up, and charged for the winning touchdown.


Three videos, sent to The Columbian's 360Preps:


A killer, especially for the Skyview player who half-jumped on the ball, but walked away before covering it up.

Skyview considered filing an appeal, but after viewing videos of the play, both schools' athletic directors decided there was nothing to dispute.

"It clearly showed the refs got the call right," [district athletic director Mick] Hoffman said. "River made the play. It's a game for the ages, and a million different stories will come out of it."


[The Columbian, h/t Colin]

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