The fat lady can start singing when the butter is hard, and not one minute before the jello starts jiggling. That was the hard lesson the 40 members of the Bloomington High football team learned in its CIF-SS Eastern Division playoff game with Riverside County La Quinta on Friday.
The scenario of the game's last 96 seconds is difficult to decipher and under the confusing circumstances of youthful enthusiasm, the rational thought process of one the most successful high school coach's in the nation, went mysteriously blank.
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Instead, La Quinta took the following kickoff to its 26 with 40 second left and after two incompletions, Blackhawk QB Ryan Woods scored on a 40 yard run with six seconds left. La Quinta recovered its onside kick with two seconds left. Woods immediately took the snap and hurled a 48-yard bomb to Justin Smith, who was wide open in the end zone.
Ty James kicked the extra point and La Quinta had a 31-30 win after scoring 14 points in 40 seconds, and in the process teaching everyone, it's not over till it's over, and then not unil the lights are out and the eggs are cooling. Thank you Chick Hearn.
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"The kids wanted to pound in the touchdown and I wanted to take a knee," said Markham, who has more than 300 wins and five CIF championships as a head coach.
"They didn't take a knee and you can't change the score."
cruel turn of events happened in front of many high school coaches who were at
the game to study
There were a number of issues that also happened prior to, and during the turmoil of La Quinta's winning TD strikes.
the game's public address announcer was distracting his home team with a
constant stream of CIF mandated commercial announcements. "We want to thank
Gaterade, we want to thank
The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported seeing La Quinta player's crying in sorrow before its unbelievable comeback. "I thought we had lost. I thought my high school career was over," said Smith. "Right now, I don't know what to say and I don't know exactly what happened. On the last play, I was told to go deep and make the play. I'm a play maker and play maker's make plays."
Quinta coach Dan Armstrong said because this came in a playoff situation, it was
the biggest comeback win of his 26 year coaching career. "If
said and done, the whole situation was put in perspective by 8-year-old
Yes Blake, and when you work hard to earn something, be sure to put it in your pocket before someone swipes it.