Losing on a last-second Hail Mary is tough. Attempting a game-winning field goal and losing as the other team returns the kick with no time left might be even worse.
Incredibly, less than a month apart, De La Salle Collegiate (Warren, Mich.)
has endured both.
In September, the team was stunned when Brother Rice connected on a Hail Mary to escape with a win
Last Friday, with the score tied 14-14 against Catholic Central (Novi, Mich.)
, De La Salle set up for a potential 57-yard game-winning field goal
with three seconds remaining.Jake Townsley
booted it, but it fell about 10 yards short.Zach Bock
was there waiting for the ball, and he fielded it at his own 1-yard line. He sprinted up the sideline, made a move inside and then cut back outside, going virtually untouched for a 99-yard score with no time remaining.
Bock and teammmates celebrated with a massive pile-on.
Catholic Central's win spoiled an impressive effort by De La Salle receiver Pat Adams
, who made three catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns.
With the victory, Catholic Central moved to 7-1 on the season.