Video: Illinois football teams combine for record 162 points
Watch Peoria and cross-town rival Notre Dame pile up more than 1,250 yards of offense.
It looks like the final score to a basketball game. But the Peoria (Ill.)
football team rallied from 34 points down to defeat cross-town rival Peoria Notre Dame (Peoria, Ill.)
82-80 on Friday night at Peoria Stadium.
According to the Journal Star
, the game featured 1,263 yards of offense and broke the Illinois High School Association scoring record by one point. Last season, Deer Creek-Mackinaw beat Chicago Hope Academy 91-70 in the playoffs.
Friday's game was decided when Fred Dixson
scored on a 10-yard overtime touchdown and Geno Hess
converted the winning two-point conversion. The game-winner came after Notre Dame scored in OT but was stopped on its two-point conversion try.
The Lions trailed 42-8 in the first half, but fought back behind Dixson (10 rushes, 160 yards, four touchdowns), Hess (11 carries, 154 yards, two touchdowns) and quarterback Coran Taylor
, who rushed for 115 yards, threw for 188 and accounted for four touchdowns and six two-point conversions.
Notre Dame was led by Logan Cover
, who rushed 22 times for 319 yards and two TDs, and Dominic Lefante
who ran for 124 yards on 19 carries and five touchdowns. Lefante hurt his shoulder early in the third quarter and never returned.
"Eighty points? Seriously that's painful to watch," winning coach Tim Thornton told the Journal Star. "But our offense was going to bring us back. We stood there on the sideline and everyone knew it."