ESPN’s national coverage of high school football this year has now seen two strange events.
Where before the network was somewhat bamboozled when it aired a game featuring a bogus high school team, this time, the story was more straighforward. Arizona’s Hamilton High School, down 17 points with a minute left, amazingly rallied to win the game.
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Friday night’s game between Hamilton and Bishop Gorman of Nevada saw Hamilton trailing 24-7 with 70 seconds left.
Hamilton scored a field goal to make it 24-10, then recovered an onside kick. The announcers were in wrap-up mode at that point, giving scant attention to what was unfolding on the field. That is, until Hamilton scored again, making it 24-17.
That’s when the improbable became the incredible.
A few seconds later, Hamilton recovered a second onside kick. Hamilton quarterback Nicco Marchiol then threw a a 22-yard touchdown pass. Hamilton was within one, and courageously went for two points to win.
Marchiol, a West Virginia commit, then ran in the two-point conversion to see Hamilton win 25-24 over Bishop Gorman.
Watch the incredible finish below.
Hamilton HS (AZ) was down 24-7 to Bishop Gorman (NV) with 1-minute left in the game and came back to win 25-24! One of the wildest comebacks you’ll ever see
— Texas Football Life (@TXFBLife) September 18, 2021
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