Pickerington Central (Pickerington, Ohio)
sophomore placekicker Devon McMillin
apparently has a heavy dose of ice water in his veins.
The 6-foot, 170-pounder was set to kick an extra point with 1:12 remaining and his team tied with Reynoldsburg (Ohio) 20-20. However, flashes of lightning suddenly forced officials to halt the game and eventually reschedule the finish for Saturday morning, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
So, he had all night to think about the big kick. Adding pressure when the game started Reynoldsburg jumped offside on the first play, then was penalized on the second try for unnecessary roughness. On the third try, though, the nervy youngster's kick split the uprights for a 21-20 lead.Taco Charlton
, a 6-6, 255-pound senior linebacker, then insured the victory with two tackles for losses, squelching the Raiders' final drive.
The Tigers actually trailed 20-7 with 4:42 left in the third quarter, but scored twice in the fourth period to set up Saturday's heroics.
*Cane Ridge (Nashville, Tenn.)
defeated McGavock (Nashville, Tenn.) 32-20 for the first time in four meetings. The Nashville Tennessean reported that the game ball was presented to Cane Ridge principal Michel Wall. Her husband, Robbin Wall, is the principal at McGavock and had been used to winning in the past.
*The Los Angeles Daily News reported that Jordan Dascalo
kicked a school-record five field goals as Taft (Woodland Hills, Calif.)
defeated Saugus (Calif.) 48-20. He also set a record for longest field goal - 48 yards - in addition to connecting from distances of 43, 29, 29 and 27 yards. He is 7-for-9 during the season after going 3-for-5 last year. The national record is nine in a single game.