You Won’t Believe This Preposterous Ending To High School Football Game

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An Alabama high school football state championship game Wednesday night produced one of the most ridiculous finishes you ever will see.

After forcing a turnover on downs, Auburn High School led Thompson High School by nine points with 1:18 remaining in the Alabama 7A state championship game. We repeat: Auburn had a nine-point lead and a first down with under 90 seconds remaining.

Oh, and Auburn was at Thompson’s 20-yard line.

Check out these two clips, including one of Auburn players celebrating what they thought was a clinched state title:

Then, the following happened:

— Three kneel-downs from shotgun formation (resulting in total loss of 25 yards), with Thompson twice using timeouts to stop the clock.
— (That’s right: Auburn, on the opponent’s 20-yard line, elected not to run the ball and/or kick a game-clinching field goal.)
— Blocked punt returned for touchdown with 18 seconds remaining.
— Onside kick recovered by Thompson at Auburn’s 46-yard line.
— Two pass-interference penalties, advancing ball to Auburn’s 18-yard line.
— Game-winning 35-yard field as time expired.
— Thompson wins, 29-28.

Behold:

So, is that more a thrilling victory or an agonizing defeat? Did Thompson win it or did Auburn lose it?

Either way, sports are crazy.

Thumbnail photo via Twitter/Alabama7AFootball

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