A Minnesota football team was blessed with a last-second touchdown in a playoff game. Stop me if you’ve heard that one before. Well, this isn’t about the famed Minneapolis Miracle of 2017. Instead, this is about high school football! Specifically, the Minnesota Class 3A State Football Championship Game.
Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton and New London-Spicer played Saturday in the Minnesota state football title game. DGF, unbeaten this season, had reached the state championship game for the first ever. The opponents, New London-Spicer, made their third-ever appearance after a 10-2 season.
DGF looked like they were ready to capture more magic at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Rebels scored late, with 24 seconds left, to take a 26-21 lead.
DGF scores to take the lead, 26-21, with 24 seconds left in the game. #NLSWildcats
— New London-Spicer HS Activities Department (@NLS_Wildcat_AD) December 3, 2022
But that touchdown set the stage for so much more. New London-Spicer got to around midfield with four seconds remaining. And that is when the magic happened.
Minneapolis Miracle: Part 2.
— James Monical (@jwmonicalKSTP) December 3, 2022
What a finish! It’s easy to see why comparisons were made to Case Keenum and Stefon Diggs. But in this case, the catch and then the immediate lateral made this even zanier. In fact, it looked a lot like the one another Minnesota receiver once had. Randy Moss to Moe Williams, anybody?
The guts to make a play like that in the final moments of a game. Unbelievable!
The ending soured DGF on a potential dream season. It crushed their dreams in their first-ever prep championship game. Sports, at any level, can be so cruel.