Covering High School Sports in America


Elk Grove (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) quarterback Adam O'Malley was intercepted three times Friday night against Rolling Meadows.

The only thing anyone will remember from the game, however, is that O'Malley led Elk Grove to one of the wildest finishes in Illinois high school football history.

Trailing by seven points with just over nine seconds remaining, O'Malley took the snap from Elk Grove's own 48-yard line for one last desperation attempt to somehow find the end zone.

He dropped back, rolled to his right and heaved a pass toward receiver Alex Manahilov, who was flanked by two defenders.

The pass was deflected twice and landed in the arms of receiver Mike Bishoff at the 14-yard line. Bishoff turned up field and sprinted toward the end zone.

Bishoff was hit around the four-yard line, but dragged a defender into the end zone to bring Elk Grove within one, 33-32.

According to the Daily Herald, Elk Grove missed the game-tying extra point, but a penalty gave the team one more shot.

Elk Grove opted to go for two and found the end zone to come away with a wild, 34-33 win.

Head coach Larry Calhoun named Bishoff Player of the Game, with Manahilov also earning honors.

Check out another angle of the crazy play below.