One of the most thrilling high school football games across the country this weekend ended in great controversy on Friday night.
of Las Vegas left Southern California a winner after beating Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)
34-31 in double overtime.
The controversy came in the first overtime when Santa Margarita quarterback KJ Costello
hit Grant Clancy
for what looked to be a game-ending 32-yard touchdown. One referee called it a touchdown and Santa Margarita players stormed the field to celebrate, but another referee said Clancy never had possession of the ball and waved it off.
After conferring, the referees ruled it was an incompletion.
Santa Margarita then missed a potential game-winning field goal and in the next round, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.)
kicker Ahmed Ramiz
nailed a 28-yard field goal to win it.
Lost in the controversy was a remarkable effort by Santa Margarita sophomore Costello, who passed for 449 yards, 300 to Kyle Sweet, according to Martin Henderson of Rancho Santa Margarita Patch.
MaxPreps reporter Loghan Call was there to take in all the action. Check out the highlights below. You can fast forward to 7:00 minutes to see the controversial call. Was it the right decision to overturn?